Carissa started surfing when she was five. Back then, her father asked her to pick up trash every time she surfed. For both of them, it was their way of protecting the future of the playground that has given them so much. Carissa’s hope is that her ocean, and all oceans, will continue to offer kids like her a place to experience nature and sport.
60 percent of our environmental impact comes from the materials that go into our product, so we source materials sustainably and responsibly by looking at how materials are grown, harvested and processed. We work with our materials suppliers to improve their sustainability practices in materials manufacturing, dyeing and finishing.
At Nike, we exist to serve athletes – and if you have a body, you are an athlete. We must protect our planet to maintain an environment where all athletes can train, live and thrive because if you can’t run outside because of pollution, flooding or fire, or don’t have clean water to drink, then you don’t have sport. We focus on reducing our carbon footprint, using water more efficiently, innovating better chemistry and minimizing waste.
For more than a generation, we’ve been innovating to improve the sustainability of our products to serve athletes* everywhere.
Nike engages and supports suppliers through environmental minimum programs to improve performance and risk management capabilities. These programs help our suppliers understand their biggest impact areas, and develop and implement sustainability practices to reduce their impact.