Sustainability is at the heart of DIM
Products you can rely on
We are skin-friendly
DIM complies with the OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 a certification granted by independent institute OEKO-TEX®, which provide the end consumer with a reliable, third-party, independent product label for non-hazardous products that are tested in accordance with theSTANDARD 100, criteria catalogue and thereby contribute to effective consumer protection. Taken in their entirety, the requirements of the OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 go far beyond existing national legislation. To learn more about this certification, please click here.
We focus on product durability
We are committed to offering women tights with the finesse, aesthetics and comfort they are looking for, while maximizing their strength and durability.
Our tights follow a strict and very thorough process of research and development, followed by quality and resistance tests. Even before being manufactured, each potential launch is subjected to about 50 tests with a representative panel of consumers. SIf satisfaction rate is under 80%, DIM revisits the product development process. Hosiery products are verified throughout the manufacturing process: more than 700,000 inspections are carried out each year at our sites in Autun, France.
We work hard on sustainability
We are also working on several strategic projects on sustainability, to manufacture tights made from recycled yarns and to allow recycling tights. We will also implement soon an ECO-SMART label on all our products.
Our coeur is in France
In the beautiful French Bourgogne region, at Autun, the DIM brand’s birthplace, 800 passionate women and men elaborate the DIM products. Our tights have been knitted there for 60 years! We have developed state-of-the-art expertise and continue to leverage our unique French know-how and advanced technology to offer the very best to our clients. And each Autumn, we open our doors to our neighbors to share our passion about DIM.
Click here to learn more about our French history and know-how.
We care about our planet
We reduce our waste
We secured ISO 50 001 certification in 2014, which recognizes our efficient energy consumption management. At our Autun sites in France, in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, we have reduced our water consumption by 20% over the past 4 years.
We want to always do better
We are focused on continuous improvement.
Our 2020 objectives.
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We are inspired by our global environmental policy. DIM is part of HanesBrands Inc.’s, the world’s largest socially-responsible manufacturer and marketer of everyday basic apparel. For more information on our global commitments please click here.Environmental goals
Following are highlights from
the company’s 2017 performance
Hanesbrands’ robust energy-management program, which has an enterprise-wide approach and an intense focus on the company’s mostly owned supply chain operation, resulted in 21 percent less energy used per pound of apparel manufactured in 2017 versus 2007..
Cette réduction est le fruit d’un travail important sur l’ensemble de la chaîne de production, dont le Groupe est principalement propriétaire.
The company’s manufacturing facilities play a large role in its energy-reduction goal. To date, 25 of Hanes’ manufacturing facilities have earned awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Challenge for Industry for reducing energy use by more than 10 percent within a five-year period.
Hanesbrands’ energy-management effort has the added benefit of reducing carbon dioxide emissions, which dropped 28 percent in 2017 for each pound of apparel manufactured compared with 2007. This achievement is the equivalent of eliminating nearly 250 million miles driven by an average passenger vehicle.
Water conservation, along with wastewater treatment, are important aspects of Hanes’ commitment to environmental responsibility. In 2017, the company used 30 percent less water per pound of manufactured apparel than we did in 2007.
Globally, the company adheres to world-class water-management and waste-water treatment practices as we strive to reduce our impact on the environment. Additionally, Hanesbrands sources nearly all of its cotton from the southeastern United States, where annual rainfall exceeds a cotton plant’s water requirements.
Not only has Hanesbrands reduced its energy consumption, but it has shifted 33 percent of the energy it does use to renewable sources.
Hanesbrands owns and operates two state-of-the-art biomass facilities in its global energy portfolio. The first is a process steam biomass boiler at the company’s textiles facility in the Dominican Republic, and the second is a biomass-fueled combined heat and power system connected to its textile and sock plants in El Salvador.
A large portion of the energy used to make Hanes’ T-shirts and underwear in the Western Hemisphere is generated by biomass, hydro and geothermal energy sources – and this helps the company avoid using energy created by burning coal and oil.
In 2017, Hanesbrands achieved a landfill diversion rate of 84 percent, recycling more than 118 million pounds of fabric-cut parts, corrugate, plastic and other materials. The company is continuously working to identify opportunities to minimize waste and reuse materials.
We care about people
Our employees are members of the DIM family
We have been engaged in providing safe and rewarding jobs, fair compensation, and unique opportunities for our employees for 60 years. Our working environment fosters collaboration, teamwork and free-flowing communication.
We make it our priority to have happy and engaged employees; we help them grow and develop in their work. We also focus on attracting, developing and retaining talent. In 2018, our French employees shared their passion about their work, stating in an internal survey that they were highly engaged in their work (4.70 out of 5). They also underlined the collaborative work environment, spotlighting the good relations with colleagues (4.46/5).
We strive to help those in need
DIM has been a committed partner of Agence du Don en Nature (ADN) since 2014. ADN collects unsold, non-perishable products and redistributes those products through its 500 charity partners, who in turn distribute the items to 600,000 people in need. DIM has donated over 230,000 products to this worthy cause. Learn more about ADN click here!
We encourage our employees to engage in charitable contributions and volunteering.Looking for more information?
Social responsibility at HanesBrands
Making a difference in the world
DIM is part of HanesBrands, the world’s largest socially-responsible manufacturer and marketer of everyday basic apparel. Hanesbrands is proud to be making a difference in the world through our philanthropic Green for Good program. We provide opportunities through safe and rewarding workplaces and adhere to the highest ethical standards.
We work hard to maintain our reputation as a strong community member and conduct business around the world in a highly ethical and socially responsible manner.
Green for Good
In 2010, Hanesbrands created Green for Good, a unique philanthropic program that combines three of our corporate social responsibility practices – environmentalism, volunteerism and community improvement. It takes proceeds from our sound environmental practices, such as recycling and energy savings, and uses them to fund community improvement projects carried out by employee volunteers in the areas of education, healthcare, disaster relief and infrastructure development.
Green for Good projects in Latin America have included the renovation of health clinics, hospitals, orphanages and schools, as well as environmental programs and medical missions. In the United States, Green for Good projects include our annual support of the United Way, the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, Habitat for Humanity and disaster relief.
We pride ourselves on being an innovative workplace leader that provides safe and rewarding jobs, competitive wages and benefits, and unique opportunities for employees. Our employees enjoy a working environment that fosters collaboration, teamwork and free-flowing communication.
We are proud to be a preferred employer in the communities where we operate. In Latin America, Hanesbrandshas instituted a progressive education program that allows employees to earn their high school diplomas and seek college degrees. In Central America alone, more than 2,100 employees have received their diplomas or college degrees through our continuing education program.
HanesBrands holds itself to the highest ethical standards, and we expect no less from our partners. These standards are driven by our Global Code of Conduct, Global Standards for Suppliers and our Global Human Rights Policy. We abide by the law, we treat employees with respect, we do not harass or discriminate in any way (including but not limited to race, gender or any other protected class), we do not bribe, we do not tolerate underage workers, we maintain a safe and healthy workplace, and we respect employee rights to free association.
Each year we conduct more than 600 extensive scored audits of facilities through our industry-leading certification, monitoring and compliance programs– and we stop doing business with those companies who fail to meet our standards. Hanesbrandsis an accredited member of the Fair Labor Association, works with the U.N. International Labour Organization’s Better Work program, and has scored among the best companies for social compliance and labor rights with advocacy organization As You Sow and Free2Work, a compliance grading system.