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HanesBrands Recognized as One of Most-Admired Companies in Central America and the Caribbean


Forbes magazine has recognized HanesBrands, a socially responsible
manufacturer and marketer of leading everyday basic apparel, as one of
the most-admired companies in Central America and the Caribbean. Hanes
is the only apparel company included in the region's inaugural ranking.

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HanesBrands' 30,000-plus employees in Central America and the Caribbean take an active role in their ...

HanesBrands' 30,000-plus employees in Central America and the Caribbean take an active role in their communities. A group of employee volunteers recently transformed a public space in Honduras. (Photo: Business Wire)

To identify and select the 30 most-admired companies, Forbes conducted a
survey with stakeholders, students and consumers in seven countries. The
survey evaluated company attributes, including brand value; reputation;
quality of products and services; environmental commitment; innovation;
corporate image; female inclusion; local and global presence; and social

"HanesBrands is honored to be recognized for our operations, which have
a direct and positive impact on our employees and their families, as
well as the communities where we conduct business," said Javier Chacon,
chief global manufacturing operations officer for HanesBrands. "But,
most of all, we are incredibly proud of the 30,000-plus employees in our
Central America and Caribbean operations who ultimately are responsible
for our stellar performance in the region for 45 years."

Unlike most companies in the apparel industry, Hanes primarily
manufactures its garments in company-owned plants in 20 countries across
the globe, including in the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras
and Puerto Rico. The company's supply chain operations have earned
multiple awards and international acclaim, including:

  • Being named one of the 25 best multinational companies to work for in
    Latin America by the Great Place to Work Institute in 2015 – the first
    such ranking for any apparel manufacturer.
  • Earning the Honduran Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility
    Seal for eight consecutive years and the Mexican Center for
    Philanthropy Award five times for socially responsible practices and
  • Receiving a 2016 Responsible Business Award for best employee
    engagement from The Ethical Corporation. Hanes' innovative Viviendo
    Verde (Green for Good) philanthropic program, which operates in
    Central America and the Dominican Republic, mobilizes three of Hanes'
    corporate social responsibility pillars – environmental commitment,
    employee volunteerism and community improvement.

    program utilizes savings from energy-management and landfill-diversion
    efforts to fund community projects focused on education, health,
    environmental protection and disaster relief that are conducted by
    employee volunteers. Since 2010, more than 15,000 Hanes employees have
    donated 600,000 hours to complete 70 projects supported by $4 million
    in company funding. Projects have included school and hospital
    refurbishments, medical clinics, clean water projects, tree plantings
    and beach cleanups.

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HanesBrands is a socially responsible leading marketer of everyday basic
innerwear and activewear apparel in the Americas, Europe, Australia and
Asia-Pacific. The company markets T-shirts, bras, panties, shapewear,
underwear, socks, hosiery, and activewear under some of the world's
strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Maidenform,
DIM, Bali, Playtex, Bonds, JMS/Just My Size, Nur
Die/Nur Der, L'eggs
, Lovable, Wonderbra, Berlei,
Alternative, Gear for Sports
, and Bras N Things. More
information about the company and its award-winning corporate social
responsibility initiatives may be found at
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