HanesBrands Ranked In Top 10 Of America’s 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces For Fifth Consecutive Year
October 8, 2015 /3BL Media/ - HanesBrands has been recognized for its employee adoption benefits by The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption for the fifth consecutive year. HanesBrands was ranked No. 4 overall and No. 1 in the consumer products industry on the foundations’ 2015 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List.
“Being honored for the fifth consecutive year validates the company’s continued effort to impact the lives of adoptive parent employees,” said Annamarie D’Souza, Hanes vice president, human resources global compensation and benefits. “Our adoption-friendly policies give employees looking to adopt the support and benefits needed to move forward in the process of becoming a parent.”
Hanes offers a $15,000 reimbursement benefit to an employee adopting a child, with a $5,000 additional reimbursement benefit for the adoption of a special-needs child. The company also provides a two-week paid leave for adopting employees who have completed two years of continuous employment.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption compiles the rankings from an annual survey of U.S. employers adoption benefits, including the maximum financial reimbursement and the amount of paid leave provided for employees who adopt.
“Employers who offer adoption benefits understand that the initial needs of adoptive families are no different than families formed biologically – it helps ensure all families are treated equally by companies,” said Rita Soronen, president and chief executive officer, The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. “We are elated to see more companies in the last year implement adoption-friendly and foster care-friendly benefits.”
The announcement of the 2015 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list comes the month preceding National Adoption Month, a collective campaign to raise awareness of the children in foster care waiting to get adopted. There are more than 100,000 children in the U.S. foster care system waiting to be adopted. Every year, more than 20,000 children in foster care turn 18 and age out of the system without families.
To view the ninth annual Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list, visit adoptionfriendlyworkplace.org.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 134,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s® founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grantmaking. To learn more, visit davethomasfoundation.org, call 1-800-ASK-DTFA, or follow the organization on Facebook and Twitter.
HanesBrands, based in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a socially responsible leading marketer of everyday basic innerwear and activewear apparel in the Americas, Europe and Asia under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion, Playtex, DIM, Bali, Maidenform, Flexees, JMS/Just My Size, Wonderbra, Nur Die/Nur Der, Lovable and Gear for Sports. The company sells T-shirts, bras, panties, shapewear, men’s underwear, children’s underwear, socks, hosiery, and activewear produced in the company’s low-cost global supply chain. An S&P 500 company, Hanes has approximately 59,500 employees in more than 35 countries and is ranked No. 490 on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies by sales. Hanes takes pride in its strong reputation for ethical business practices. The company is the only apparel producer to ever be honored for its workplace practices in Central America and the Caribbean by the Great Place to Work Institute. From 2012 through 2015, Hanes has been a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award winner and was a Partner of the Year award winner in 2010 and 2011 – the only apparel company to earn these honors. The company has been ranked on Newsweek magazine’s list of Top 500 greenest U.S. companies. More information about the company and its corporate social responsibility initiatives, including environmental, social compliance and community improvement achievements, may be found at www.Hanes.com/corporate.