Basic apparel and activewear maker HanesBrands has been awarded two more accolades for best practices in corporate social responsibility at its manufacturing operations in Central America and the Caribbean.

The company, which markets T-shirts, bras, panties, shapewear, underwear, socks, hosiery, and activewear under brands including Hanes, Champion, Maidenform, Playtex and Wonderbra, has received its ninth consecutive honour from the Honduran Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility.

The 2019 FUNDAHRSE Seal recognises Hanes' efforts in corporate governance, employee relations, environmental sustainability, responsible marketing, supplier standards, community relations and public policy. 

The company's health brigades offer free care and its Honduran education initiatives provide adult continuing education and extra-curricular tutoring for children in public schools.

HanesBrands has also secured its seventh Mexican Center for Philanthropy CEMEFI award for its back-to-school programme that distributes school kits to children of employees in communities where the company operates. To date, the company has donated 106,000 kits, which include a backpack, notebooks and other supplies.

"All of the programmes that our CSR and human resources teams jointly create and manage are designed to provide our employees, their families and the citizens of the communities in which we operate the necessary tools to help elevate their quality of life," says Teddy Mendoza, HanesBrands senior manager of corporate social responsibility for the western hemisphere.