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Hanesbrands global CSR achievements earn two awards

Hanesbrands global CSR achievements earn two awards

HanesBrands, a leading global marketer of everyday basic apparel, has earned two of the most prestigious awards in Central America and the Caribbean for best practices in corporate social responsibility. The company received a 2019 Fundahrse Seal from the Honduran Foundation for corporate social responsibility for the ninth consecutive year.

This award recognises Hanes’ efforts in seven key areas: corporate governance, employee relations, environmental sustainability, responsible marketing, supplier standards, community relations and public policy. The company’s health brigades that offer free care and its Honduran education initiatives that provide adult continuing education and extracurricular tutoring for children in public schools are among the company’s longstanding flagship programmes in the country cited by the organisation.

The Mexican Center for Philanthropy honoured Hanes with its seventh Cemefi award for the company’s focus on promoting “a more equitable, supportive and prosperous society” across Latin America. Hanes earned the award for its back-to-school programme, an initiative that has operated in the Dominican Republic since 2008. The programme distributes school kits to children of employees and to those who attend public schools in communities where the company operates. To date, the company has donated 106,000 kits, which include a backpack, notebooks and other needed supplies, that help children be successful in school.

Last year in the Dominican Republic, Honduras and El Salvador alone: 9,100 people, including employees, contractors and members of the community received free medical care, including life-changing ear, nose and throat surgeries; 225 Hanes employees graduated high school, 41 completed a college degree and 72 earned a master’s degree as part of the company’s continuing education program; nearly 2,000 children in public schools received extracurricular tutoring from 250 Hanes employee volunteers as part of the Community Youth Development Programme in partnership with nonprofit Glasswing International and more than 1,000 employee volunteers planted 8,000 trees and supported Hanes’ ongoing environmental stewardship programme focused on reducing use of energy and water, lowering carbon emissions, increasing use of renewable energy and eliminating waste to landfills.

Hanes company is an accredited member of the Fair Labor Association independent workers’ rights group, has earned a superior A grade for supply chain and labor practices from Free2Work and received an A grade from As You Sow, an environmental and social corporate responsibility advocacy group.

Source: Fibre2fashion