Sustainability Commitments

Here we share a collection of Nike’s public commitments to various corporate responsibility and sustainability (CR&S) issues. Click on the links to learn more about each commitment.

Energy & Emissions
Ceres BICEP Network

The Ceres BICEP Network comprises influential companies advocating for stronger climate and clean energy policies at the state and federal level in the U.S.

Year signed: 2009

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Valuing Natural Capital

The Corporate Eco Forum and The Nature Conservancy worked with 24 major companies to agree to incorporate ecosystems and biodiversity into their business strategies.

Year signed: 2012

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We Mean Business

We Mean Business is a coalition of organizations working to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy by forming a common platform to amplify the business voice, catalyze bold climate action by all and promote smart policy frameworks.

Year signed: 2014

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RE100

RE100 is a collaborative, global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, working to massively increase demand for – and delivery of – renewable energy.

Year signed: 2015

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The Better Buildings Challenge

The Better Buildings Challenge works with leaders in the public and private sectors to make the nation’s homes, commercial buildings and industrial plants more energy efficient by accelerating investment and sharing of successful best practices.

Year signed: 2015

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Commitments to Paris Climate Agreement

A collection of businesses and investors who have re-affirmed their deep commitment to addressing climate change through the implementation of the historic Paris Climate Agreement.

Year signed: 2016

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We Are Still In

“We Are Still In” is an open letter to the international community restating our commitment to the Paris Agreement.

Year signed: 2017

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Oregon Business Alliance for Climate

The Oregon Business Alliance for Climate is a statewide initiative focused on mobilizing industry support and business leadership towards advancing climate policy and instituting a price on carbon emissions while investing in Oregon’s clean economy.

Year signed: 2018

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Water
CEO Water Mandate

The CEO Water Mandate is our commitment to water stewardship, exemplified by joining the UNGC and reporting annually on progress against six elements: Direct Operations, Supply Chain and Watershed Management, Collective Action, Public Policy, Community Engagement and Transparency.

Year signed: 2008

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Chemistry
Apparel & Footwear International RSL Management (AFIRM) Group

AFIRM provides a forum to advance the global management of restricted substances in apparel and footwear, communicate information about the AFIRM restricted substances list to the supply chain, discuss concerns, and exchange ideas for improving the AFIRM restricted substances list management.

Year signed: 2004

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Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Foundation

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals Foundation takes a holistic approach to tackling the issue of hazardous chemicals in the global textile and footwear value chain.

Year signed: 2011

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Product
Bioplastics Feedstock Alliance

The Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance’s position on consumer biobased content calls for all product claims to be transparent and credible.

Year signed: 2016

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Circular Fibres Initiative

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Fibres Initiative brings together stakeholders to collaboratively define a vision for a new global textiles system and address the significant drawbacks of the ‘take-make-dispose’ model currently dominating the industry.

Year signed: 2017

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Materials
Global Fashion Agenda 2020 Circular Fashion System Commitment

 

The Global Fashion Agenda’s Circular Fashion System Commitment calls on fashion brands and retailers to accelerate the transition to a circular fashion system by committing to action towards implementing design strategies for cyclability, increasing the volume of used garments collected, increasing the volume of used garments resold and increasing the share of garments made from recycled post-consumer textiles.

Year signed: 2018

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Sustainable Cotton Communique

These signees champion the greater use of more sustainable cotton in marketplaces globally. They are aiming to ensure that 100 percent of the cotton they use comes from the most sustainable sources by 2025. They will individually report on their use of more sustainable cotton on an annual basis starting in 2018.

Year signed: 2017

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Labor
Statement on Uzbekistan Cotton Production

Our statement explains Nike’s efforts to get greater visibility into our cotton supply chain while working with external stakeholders to end the practice of child labor in Uzbekistan.

Year signed: 2009

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Responsible Sourcing Network Uzbekistan Cotton Pledge

In signing this pledge, Nike is committed to not knowingly source Uzbek cotton for the manufacturing of any of our products until the Government of Uzbekistan ends the practice of forced labor in its cotton sector.

Year signed: 2013

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Responsible Sourcing Network Turkmenistan Cotton Pledge

In signing this pledge, Nike is committed to not knowingly source Turkmen cotton for the manufacturing of any of our products until the Government of Turkmenistan ends the practice of forced labor in its cotton sector.

Year signed: 2018

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Letter to Turkish Government to Protect Rights of Syrian Refugees in Turkey

The Fair Labor Association’s letter was written to protect the rights of Syrian refugees working in Turkey.

Year signed: 2017

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General Commitments
United Nations Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals.

Year signed: 2000

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Transparency Pledge

This Transparency Pledge helps demonstrate apparel and footwear companies’ commitment towards greater transparency in their manufacturing supply chain.

Year signed: 2017

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Science Based Targets Initiative

More than 300 companies — including 15 from the apparel sector — have committed to set ambitious emissions reduction targets through the Science Based Targets Initiative, a partnership between CDP, WRI, WWF and the UN Global Compact. Businesses who commit have two years to develop science-based targets, which are then reviewed by the initiative’s team of experts.

Year signed: 2017

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Inclusion
Nike's Statement on Proposed Transgender Ban in U.S. Military

Nike stands for equality and inclusion for all, and opposes laws and policies that facilitate discrimination and limit human potential. We believe the U.S. Military should embrace all citizens who choose to honorably serve – regardless of their gender identity or expression – and we are grateful to those who are proudly serving today.

Year signed: 2017

Nike Signs White House Equal Pay Pledge

For Nike, diversity is about acknowledging and valuing our differences and appreciating that everyone brings unique experiences, perspectives and ideas to the team. In keeping with our culture and what we stand for as an organization, we remain committed to equitable pay and rewarding performance across all roles for all Nike team members. By signing the White House Equal Pay Pledge, we’re adding our voice to a movement that we hope will inspire positive change.

Year signed: 2016

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United Nations LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business

Nike supports the UN Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people by providing standards that outline how companies can meet their responsibility to respect everyone’s rights.

Year signed: 2018

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