HanesBrands, has announced new, wide-ranging 2030 global sustainability goals that include a commitment to setting science-based environmental targets, a goal of improving the lives of at least 10 million people, and addressing the use of plastics and sustainable raw materials in products and packaging.
The goals were launched via a new sustainability website, www.HBISustains.com , designed to increase company transparency and reporting on key metrics, including diversity, human rights benchmarks and risk assessments for investors.
According to these goals, the company aims to improve the lives of at least 10 million people through health and wellness programs, diversity and inclusion initiatives, improved workplace quality, and philanthropic efforts that improve local communities by 2030.
It will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 per cent to align with science-based targets, reduce water use by 25 percent, use 100 per cent renewable electricity in company-owned operations, and bring landfill waste to zero.
At an even quicker pace, HanesBrands will eliminate all single-use plastics and reduce packaging weight by 25% while also moving to 100% recycled polyester and sustainably sourced cotton.
As part of the company’s 2030 goals, HanesBrands has signed the Science Based Targets Call-to-Action Commitment Letter, pledging the company to develop science-based targets by 2022.
The company also is building on its long history of employee volunteerism, which provides ample opportunities for its employees to give back to their communities. Through its 2030 goals, HanesBrands is encouraging its 63,000 employees in more than 40 countries to become actively engaged in their communities by volunteering their time.