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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.