HanesBrands, the parent of Champion and Hanes, announced its 2030 global sustainability goals that include science-based environmental targets and addressing the use of plastics and sustainable raw materials in products and packaging.

The goals were launched on its sustainability website designed to increase company transparency and report on key metrics for investors. The company’s efforts are being developed in alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Key highlights include:

  • By 2030, HanesBrands will 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, HanesBrands will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent, reduce water use by 25 percent, use 100 percent renewable electricity in company-owned operations, and bring landfill waste to zero.
  • HanesBrands will eliminate all single-use plastics and reduce packaging weight by 25 percent and move to 100 percent recycled polyester and sustainably sourced cotton.

“Our 2030 global sustainability goals across all three people, planet and product platforms expand our efforts to address key challenges that will make the world a more comfortable, livable and inclusive place,” said HanesBrands CEO Stephen B. Bratspies. “As a global industry leader, HanesBrands has an opportunity to make a greater impact through our workplace practices, environmental stewardship and community-building initiatives. We’re ramping up our efforts to pursue ambitious goals that will connect our strategies with the global priorities of the U.N. SDGs to improve the lives of people, protect the planet and ensure world-class sustainable products.”

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