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Anvil Knitwear, Inc. Approved as Ceres Company

Citing Anvil Knitwear's commitment to further integrate environmental and social performance into the company's U.S. and international facilities, Anvil has been approved by the Ceres board of directors as a Ceres company.
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Nov 12, 2007

BOSTON – Citing Anvil Knitwear's commitment to further integrate environmental and social performance into the company's U.S. and international facilities, Anvil has been approved by the Ceres board of directors as a Ceres company.

Anvil Knitwear, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of high quality activewear, joined Ceres to help advance its environmental and social responsibility goals. Anvil is one of more than 70 companies in the Ceres company network.

“From their eco-friendly manufacturing processes to their organic cotton t-shirts, Anvil’s commitment to improving the company’s overall sustainability will have a positive impact both for the corporation and the apparel industry,” said Mindy S. Lubber, president of Ceres, “We look forward to working with Anvil to further integrate sustainable practices into their business strategies.”

Anvil launched its sustainability program with the establishment of a comprehensive environmental policy that has executive management and board of director endorsement.  The company has seen a growing demand from customers for sustainable products and has continuously discovered that business practices that are environmentally sound are also fiscally sound.

Anvil is working to incorporate sustainability at every level of their business from facility specific projects to the distribution of their 100% organic cotton line, AnvilOrganic.  Current company initiatives include the use of environmentally sustainable methods in manufacturing processes, recycling programs, waste diversion and wastewater treatment processes, energy conservation programs, and employee education.

“Anvil Knitwear is a company with a long-standing commitment to the environment,” said Anthony Corsano, CEO of Anvil. “We are excited to be recognized for our focus on environmentally sustainable growth. Working with Ceres will help us in our goal of continually expanding our initiatives in all aspects of the corporation.”

Companies that join Ceres must make continuous strides in improving their sustainability performance and reporting practices by engaging with investors, environmental groups, and other stakeholders.

About Anvil Knitwear
Anvil Knitwear, Inc. is a private company and stands as a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of high quality active wear, which sells its products primarily into the "imprinted" or "decorated" segment of the U.S. apparel industry. Anvil offers an extensive line of active wear products and accessories in a variety of styles, colors and fabrics, designed for men, women and children, including long and short sleeve t-shirts, polo shirts, ringers/baseballs, henleys, garment-dyed tees and fleece, athletic shorts, caps, towels, robes and bags. In addition, Anvil offers a full line of organic t-shirts in a wide variety of colors and sizes.  For more information, visit www.anvilknitwear.com.

Anvil Knitwear has a history of over 30 years in its business segment. Anvil's corporate headquarters is in New York City with manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Honduras and Nicaragua. Anvil employs approximately 5,000 people.

About Ceres
Founded in 1989, Ceres is a leading network of investors, environmental groups and other public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges. Ceres also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk, comprised of more than 50 institutional investors who collectively manage over $4 trillion in assets. For more information, visit www.ceres.org.

Note
Inclusion of a company in the Ceres network of companies reflects the determination by Ceres that the senior executives and board of directors of the designated company have demonstrated a genuine continuing commitment to apply and support Ceres-approved corporate environmental and social objectives/principles and to acknowledge and promote its publicly available sustainability/corporate responsibility missions and values.   Inclusion of a company in the Ceres network of companies is not intended, however, to constitute the endorsement or support by Ceres of the company's business products, services and/or strategies.

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