June 2013 — The Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) honored Nike VP of Sustainable Business & Innovation Hannah Jones as one of three recipients of the 2013 C.K. Prahalad Awards for private sector work that exemplifies the fundamental connection between sustainability, innovation and long-term business success. Jones was recognized for her leadership of a global team responsible for enabling Nike’s sustainable growth, noting her efforts to unite performance innovation and sustainability to create products with lower environmental impacts. The award also references her push for transparency, collaboration and open innovation, citing a number of initiatives including the LAUNCH 2020 partnership, GreenXchange and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. Find more information on CEF and the C.K. Prahalad Award.
April 2013 — The Corporate Register Reporting Awards (CRRA) 2013 awarded NIKE, Inc. top honors in two categories for its FY10-11 Sustainable Business Performance Summary: Innovation in Reporting and Best Overall Report. The CRRA was established in 2007 to acknowledge excellence in corporate responsibility reporting globally on an annual basis. Reports published between October 2011-October 2012 were eligible for this year’s awards. This is the first time NIKE, Inc. has been recognized by the CRRA; the Innovation in Reporting award is new this year.
April 2013 — NIKE, Inc. came in 22nd in CR Magazine’s 14th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. The 100 Best List recognizes standout performance of public companies in the U.S. Companies are rated on disclosure and performance data from publicly available information in seven categories: Environment, Climate Change, Human Rights, Employee Relations, Corporate Governance, Philanthropy and Finance. View full list.
March 2013 — FTSE Group, a leading provider of global index and analytical solutions, named NIKE, Inc. a constituent in its FTSE4Good Index Series. FTSE4Good is an equity index series designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series meet stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of responsible business practice.
Feb. 2013 — Fast Company magazine named NIKE, Inc. the No. 1 Most Innovative Company in its annual ranking of the world’s top 50 innovators. The special issue highlights companies whose innovations have the greatest impacts across their respective industries and on our culture as a whole. The cover story lauds the Nike+ FuelBand and Nike Flyknit technology. View full list.
Dec. 2012 -- For the sixth straight year, NIKE, Inc. earned the No. 1 ranking in the Apparel/Accessories sector in the Climate Counts performance rankings. Nike is one of the five highest-ranked companies -- including Unilever, UPS, Levi Strauss and L'Oreal -- who showed year-over-year revenue growth from 2010 to 2011 while reducing their total emissions across some or all of their business units,
Dec. 2011 -- NIKE, Inc. has once again ranked highly on Climate Counts' annual scorecard of companies addressing sustainability and climate change. Nike ranks as a leader in the Apparel/Accessories sector in implementing strategies that align with our core businesses, supply chain, and how customers use our products. Read the full scorecard here.
Feb. 2012 -- the Forest Footprint Disclosure project and the National Wildlife Federation released their 2011 disclosure survey, asking companies whether they use products linked to deforestation and what they're doing about it. NIKE, Inc. leads the way in demonstrating that sustainability is good business.
2011 -- For the ninth consecutive year, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has named Nike one of the best American companies for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers. Nike scored 100, the best possible.
May 2011 -- Ceres and the Association for Chartered Certified Accountants gave Nike the award for best sustainability reporting at the Ceres conference in Oakland.
March 2011 -- ACR gave Nike the Commitment to Quality award for leadership demonstrated in mitigating the company’s climate impact.
March 2011 -- The magazine unveiled the 12th annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens List,” featuring Nike at No. 10 on the list.
Oct. 2010 -- Newsweek's 2010 Green Rankings is a data-driven assessment of the largest companies in the U.S. and in the world. In the industry of consumer goods, Nike was rated number 1 for the “green score” and No. 2 for the “reputation score.”
2010 - Waste Management gave Nike World Headquarters the 2010 Innovation and Sustainability Award, acknowledging how Nike has integrated sustainability into its operations.
Oct. 2010 - Nike ranks No. 25 out of the top 350 U.S. companies on Maplecroft's 2010 Climate Innovation Index.
2010 - The Ethisphere Institute named Nike as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2010. The Institute recognizes organizations that promote ethical business standards and practices by going beyond legal minimums, introducing innovative ideas benefiting the public and forcing their competitors to follow suit.
March 2010 - Corporate Responsibility Magazine (the new name of CRO Magazine) released the 11th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List® March 2, featuring Nike on the list.
March 2010 - Magazine names Nike to list of companies who are following green paths, implementing recycling programs and reducing their carbon footprints.
2009 - Innovest Strategic Value Advisors and Corporate Knights Inc. identified the 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the globe for 2009. Companies were evaluated based on how effectively they manage environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities, relative to their industry peer.
2008 -- For the third consecutive year, Nike was ranked as the Most Admired Company in America in the Apparel industry. Nike was second behind Apple in Innovation in the rankings of more than 300 companies. Nike also topped the industry in social responsibility, financial soundness and long-term investment.
Feb. 2008 -- Running USA and YouthRunner.com named the Nike 5K for Kids Series the Youth Program Contributor of the Year.
2007 -- As a founding partner of the Climate Savers Program, Nike attained its company-wide target, achieving annual CO2 emissions reductions 13 percent below 1998 levels by the end of 2005.
2007 -- Nike claimed the only spot in our industry for the 2007 Sustainable Business list of the World’s Top Sustainable Stocks.
2007 -- Three Nike products have been recognized by I.D. magazine in its 2007 Best Of Consumer Product category: Nike’s Revolutionary Support Sports Bra, the Considered 2K5 shoe and Nike+ Air Zoom Moire.
2007 -- Nike placed No. 55 on BusinessWeek’s 2007 Top 100 Places to Launch A Career list. Students gave the company even higher marks with a No. 14 ranking based on a survey of 44,000 undergraduates. All 100 companies are featured online.
2006, 2007, 2008 -- Nike has been recognized three times by FORTUNE magazine on its "100 Best Companies To Work For" list for employee benefits like paid sabbaticals, on-site childcare, and a 50 percent discount on company products, as well as for corporate responsibility efforts in addressing conditions in overseas contract factories.