HanesBrands, a leading global marketer of everyday basic apparel under world-class brands, has earned above-average scores for water management and supply chain after voluntarily disclosing data for the CDP 2016 Climate Change Report. CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, is a global disclosure system that enables companies and other entities to measure and manage environmental impacts.
Hanes’ A- water score was higher than the apparel industry and S&P 500 averages in the following categories: context, governance and strategy, direct risks and response and indirect risks and response. The company’s B supply chain score was ahead of the supply chain average in all reporting categories: governance and strategy, risk and opportunity management and emissions management.
Hanes scored high because it owns the significant majority of its manufacturing and supply chain operations, achieved its CDP scores for implementing a range of best practices to reduce water use and mitigate water risk, along with a holistic program to reduce energy consumption in its supply chain. The company has set 2020 goals of 40 per cent reduction in energy use and carbon emissions, 50 per cent reduction in water use, and sourcing renewable energy for 40 per cent of the company’s needs.