MAKING PRODUCT RESPONSIBLY
How we make our products is as important as what we make. We work with contract factories and other industry partners so that our products are made responsibly and sustainably. Lea is one of the many people at Nike whose work is dedicated to understanding and improving factory working conditions. Tohiro shares her story of working at a contract factory. Together, these women's stories show that we all benefit when workers are engaged.
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LEARNING FROM OUR PAST

Nike has worked to improve labor conditions in our footwear, apparel and equipment supply chains for more than 20 years, moving from an approach of defense and denial, to one of transformation and innovation. Today, we embrace accountability and leadership in advocating for the protection and respect of workers worldwide, because it is the right thing to do, and because it makes our business more resilient and more innovative.

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LEARNING FROM OUR PAST
Tohiro

Tohiro has worked at a Nike contract factory for 18 years. When she first started, she learned how to cut and sew. Today, she helps make a new type of shoe every six months. Tohiro’s job helps provide for the future of her two children, including paying for their education.

Tohiro
LEA

Lea has dedicated her career to understanding and improving working conditions, particularly for women. She joined Nike seven years ago, recognizing the potential Nike had to revolutionize footwear and apparel manufacturing.

LEA
HOW WE APPROACH WORKING WITH CONTRACT FACTORIES

How our product is made matters. We work with suppliers that share our commitment to respecting the rights of workers, health and safety, and the environment. Nike has a longstanding commitment to working with suppliers on improving manufacturing conditions and minimizing negative impacts to workers, local communities and the environment. Since we first launched our Code of Conduct in 1992, we have continued to evolve our standards and programs to drive improved outcomes for workers in our supply chain, and communities where our suppliers operate.

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We learned that when factory management focused on worker wellbeing and engagement, workers feel more engaged and empowered and factories were also more successful.
- Lea
SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING

We set high environmental standards for the factories we work with and we’re helping them reach and exceed them. Learn about what some suppliers are doing to minimize their environmental footprint by reducing waste to landfill, low carbon manufacturing and using water efficiently.

OUR 2020 TARGETS

We’ve set ambitious targets to drive continuous improvement in our manufacturing supply chain to ensure factory workers share in productivity gains, to reduce our environmental impact and to increase the wellbeing of every worker who makes Nike product.

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OUR 2020 TARGETS
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I have two children. When I come home, they see that I am happy. I’m able to provide for their future and pay for their education.
- Tohiro