Social Compliance Program

Hanesbrands has an established industry-leading social compliance program which has been in place for more than 20 years.

Our Global Code of Conduct, Global Standards for Suppliers and Global Human Rights Policy drive the expectations that are set for all of our owned and contractor facilities.  More information about our Ethical Standards can be found here

Over 80 percent of Hanesbrands Inc.’s total unit volume comes from production facilities that it owns and operates or from fully dedicated contractors. This means Hanes has far greater control over the working conditions in these facilities. Owned facilities mean the facility is run by Hanes’ management teams and staffed by its employees. For remaining volume, Hanes and its licensees also source directly from third-party facilities. Hanes is a pioneer in managing a worldwide supply chain for social compliance, having had a very in-depth and thorough facility auditing program for more than 20 years and is committed to remaining a leader in the apparel industry.

Hanes has developed a very detailed scored auditing tool that allows it to objectively score a facility across a range of compliance parameters, including not only social and labour issues, but also environmental practices and responsibility.

Each year Hanes conducts more than 600 extensive scored audits of facilities across its global supply chain through its certification, monitoring and compliance programs. These audits include Hanes Australasia facilities, covering topics that range from health and safety, to compensation and working hours, to dormitory conditions, to child labour, to fire and emergency preparedness.

Facilities are each audited one to two times a year by a combination of internationally recognised external auditing firms (i.e. Elevate Limited, International Compliance Group, One Step (for Vietnam only) and Social Compliance Service Asia Limited), our regional internal auditors, and/or the Fair Labor Association.

We insist on compliance and work aggressively to correct deficiencies that our internal and independent external audit teams uncover. Our compliance program goal is to work with facilities to drive continuous improvement, but we will stop doing business with a factory if they fail to correct deficiencies in a timely manner or if “zero-tolerance” issues are discovered such as child labour, sexual or physical assault, or auditor bribery.

In a continuing effort to further enhance our program, Hanesbrands is an active and committed participant in the Fair Labor Association, working with its SCI factory evaluation process.

To access a listing of company-owned and strategic contractor facilities, refer to

Further information on Hanesbrands’ ethical sourcing programs can be found on the Hanes for Good website at