Partnerships & Collaborations

We work with governments, NGOs and industry groups to create change.

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Nike is a founding member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an industry-wide group of more than 200 leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, suppliers, academics and NGOs working to reduce the environmental impacts of apparel and footwear products. We have worked with SAC since 2009 to create an industry approach to the environmental footprinting of footwear and apparel products. We are also working with SAC to pilot test the European Union’s Product Environmental Footprint methodology.

Year joined: 2009

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Ellen Macarthur Foundation

Nike is a Global Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the leading organization working with business, government and academia to build a framework for a circular economy. With this partnership, Nike will accelerate its innovation efforts toward a closed-loop future by joining other influential companies and emerging innovators working on the shift to an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design.

Year joined: 2016

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Labor
Fair Labor Association

Formed in 1999, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) is a collaborative effort of socially responsible companies, colleges and universities, and civil society organizations to improve working conditions in factories around the world. Nike’s compliance program is accredited by the FLA.

Year joined: 1999

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Better Work

Better Work is a collaboration between the United Nation’s International Labour Organization and the International Finance Corporation. Our partnership with Better Work aims to improve worker management cooperation, working conditions and social dialogue, helping workers understand their rights and gaining the skills needed to realize them.

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Social Labor Convergence Project

The Social Labor Convergence Project is a pioneering initiative that seeks to develop a simple, unified and effective industry-wide way to assess labor, health and safety conditions in factories. It has the goal of replacing current proprietary audit tools used by individual companies.

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Diversity & Inclusion
PeacePlayers International

PeacePlayers International is globally recognized for uniting divided communities — leading with youth — through sport. By developing youth leaders, building relationships and changing perceptions, PeacePlayers is strengthening communities using sport as a tool to bridge divides. We’re working with PeacePlayers International to unite communities through sport.

Year joined: 2017

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Girls Inc.

Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold, through direct service and advocacy. The network of local Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serves girls ages 6-18 at more than 1,400 sites in 337 cities across the United States and Canada. Nike has teamed up with Girls Inc. to support their “Sporting Chance” program that helps girls build a foundation for enjoying sports, adventure and physical activity throughout their lives.

Year joined: 2018

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Mentor

MENTOR is the leading national organization in ensuring quality youth mentoring relationships and connecting volunteers to opportunities in their local communities throughout the United States. MENTOR’s mission is to close the “mentoring gap” ensuring that young people receive the support they need to succeed in all areas of life. We’re working with MENTOR to help close the mentoring gap.

Year joined: 2017

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Materials
Better Cotton Initiative

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is a holistic agricultural standard system helping farmers use less water and fewer chemical pesticides and fertilizers, all while improving yields, profitability and livelihoods. For the past three years, Nike’s team — representing sustainability, materials, manufacturing and sourcing — has been working to convert Nike’s conventional cotton balance to BCI standards. The transition started out as a smaller sustainability initiative but soon became embedded across the business.

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Textile Exchange

Textile Exchange is a non-profit organization committed to the responsible expansion of textile sustainability across the global textile value chain.

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Leather Working Group

The Leather Working group is an organization that rates tanneries based on environmental standards for leather processing. Among the criteria the group uses for assessment are water consumption, waste management and the transparency of effluent treatment, with tanneries graded on a medal-rating scale.

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World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is the world authoritative body for the sports industry officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the industry representative within the Olympic Family. The WFSGI is composed of Executive and Board members, eight core Committees and additional working groups which exchange information on various issues and topics.

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General
Ceres

Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

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BSR

BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with its network of more than 250 member companies and other partners to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe and North America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research and cross-sector collaboration.

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