Tommy Thompson, Senior Manager, International Environmental Affairs, Hanesbrands Inc.
Mr. Thompson is responsible for developing environmental policies, procedures, and management systems for Hanesbrands Inc., a global textile manufacturer, retailer, and branded label supplier. Mr. Thompson is a recognized expert in cross media environmental law in the US as well as other countries. With his 35+ years of experience in the field comes operational environmental expertise not only in facility management, but certifications and licenses as an ISO-14000 auditor, water treatment operator, wastewater treatment operator, laboratory chemist, hazardous waste management, and emergency responder. Mr. Thompson’s key approaches in environmental management have focused on compliance via waste minimization and recycling in industry, chemical management for product and employee safety, and chemical substitution/process modification for improved environmental performance.
Mr. Thompson has taught environmental compliance and protection, wastewater treatment, solid waste management, and waste minimization at the university, community college, and high school levels. Additionally, he has served as the chairman/member of numerous environmental boards and committees in several states and communities.