HanesBrands Recognized by CDP for Sustainability Leadership

By Dustin Shrader , Managing Editor

The ComfortWash Garment Dye hoodie shown in freshwater.

January 17, 2023

HanesBrands (HBI), Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has received an A- score on the global CDP annual sustainability disclosures across two key areas of environmental impact—climate change and water security.

HBI achieved this recognition for its leadership in transparency, best practices and coordinated action on climate change issues and water security, according to the company.

The A- score for water security is the highest HBI has received from CDP in that category. The company ranked in the top 11% of companies assessed in climate change and top 12% for water security.

HBI has 2030 goals to reduce water use by 25% in their own operations and by 2025, to align wastewater with Zero Discharge with Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) wastewater standards. The company owns a significant majority of its manufacturing and supply chain operations, creating direct oversight of sustainability practices.

CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process is widely recognized as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency. More than 18,000 companies were assessed over eleven categories including risk assessment and opportunities, targets and goals, governance, strategy and mitigation efforts, and response performance. The process measures overall progress toward environmental stewardship; comprehensive disclosure; awareness; management; and finally, leadership level.

“We are honored to be recognized as a leader in our sustainability efforts with superior, A- CDP ratings,” says Steve Bratspies, CEO, HanesBrands. “Consumers around the world know our iconic brands for comfort, quality, and style, and they trust our responsible and sustainable supply chain. This achievement is the result of our worldwide associates who work tirelessly to achieve ambitious sustainability goals.”

For more details about CDP and its scoring methodology, visit Learn more about HanesBrands commitments to sustainability here.