Is Nike a responsible company?
Yes. And we’re continuously working to do better. We constantly evaluate the impact of our business and set public targets for improvements. We innovate throughout our entire supply chain and promote responsibility toward workers, the community and the planet. We know that no single organization can solve the social and environmental challenges we all face, which is why we are committed to industry collaboration, transparency and innovation to help foster a better world. What is the environmental impact of Nike's business and what are you doing about it? As a global company, our impact is greater than just what happens inside our doors. The majority of Nike’s environmental impact—before products get to the consumer—occurs in the supply chain. The most significant impacts are associated with the materials used in our products—we know that about 60 percent of the environmental impact in a pair of Nike shoes is in the materials used to make it. To address this, we are focused on our reduction targets in carbon and water—specifically in dyeing and finishing of fabric for apparel and footwear. We also continue to pioneer new ways to manufacture our products and seek materials innovations that enable us to use only what is needed to create the lightest, best-performing products for athletes. One example is Nike Flyknit technology, a revolutionary way to construct a shoe upper out of single strands of yarn, resulting in a strong, lightweight upper that drastically reduces waste and materials.
Is Nike doing anything about climate change?
Does Nike allow sweatshops or child labor in the making of your products?
How much do workers who make Nike products get paid?
How does Nike know its suppliers are doing the right thing?
Are you still working on issues in your supply chain?Yes and this work will be ongoing. While we’ve worked to root out systemic issues, we continue to monitor and engage with contract factories to drive continuous improvement. Nike has worked to improve labor conditions in our footwear, apparel and equipment supply chains for more than 20 years. We’ve made significant improvements, driving positive change for workers in contract factories and across the industry. Nike’s ongoing contract factory partners will be those that transform their business by investing and building capabilities to engage and value workers. As a company working with 525 contract factories that employ more than 1 million workers in 41 countries*, we recognize that issues do occur—and we take immediate action upon learning of any issues. We investigate what happened and work with the contract factory to address the issue and improve the process to help prevent problems from recurring.