ATLANTA — Hanesbrands Inc. has joined the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and will undergo the association’s two-year implementation process for accreditation of Hanesbrand’s global social compliance program.

Hanesbrands has a formal corporate social responsibility program consisting of four initiatives: a global business practices ethics program for all employees, a facility compliance program to ensure company and supplier plants meet Hanesbrands’ labor and social compliance standards, a global environmental management system, and a commitment to corporate philanthropy.

Participating companies in the FLA are required to fulfill 10 company obligations, including conducting internal monitoring of facilities, submitting to independent monitoring audits and verification, and managing and reporting information on their compliance efforts.