Compliance

Our greatest responsibility as a global company is to play a role in bringing about positive, systemic change for workers within our supply chain and in the industry.

Nike’s Code of Conduct

Our greatest responsibility as a global company is to play a role in bringing about positive, systemic change for workers within our supply chain and in the industry. When we look at our overall impact on the world, the needs of nearly 1 million workers in Nike’s contract supply chain overshadows any other group. We also know the size and scale of the combined manufacturing operations has a considerable environmental impact. Since our Code was first adopted in 1991, it has evolved to provide consistency, clarity and alignment across NIKE, Inc., and the industry. It remains a straightforward statement of values, intentions and expectations meant to guide decisions in factories.

We require factories doing business with Nike to post the Code, and we have strengthened the standards by which we measure compliance. We share our Code and the accompanying standards with the public, to keep focused on the high expectations we have set and allow others to understand how we operate and how they can adopt, refine or build on our experience.

-          Nike Code of Conduct (Posted August 2010)

-          Converse Code of Conduct (Posted October 2010)

-          Hurley Code of Conduct (Posted October 2010)

View translations of the Code of Conduct.

Nike’s Code Leadership Standards

While Nike’s Code of Conduct lays out the expectations we have of contracted factories, our Code Leadership Standards articulate the steps factories can take to put the Code into practice and how we measure their efforts and compliance.

Download the complete NIKE, Inc., Code Leadership Standards. [PDF] (posted January 2012)

View translations of the NIKE, Inc., Code Leadership Standards.

Nike’s Audit Tools

Nike shares our contract factory auditing tools, to provide transparency and insight into how contracted factories are evaluated for compliance with company standards and to help the industry learn from our approaches. The tools cover issues such as work hours, wages and benefits, freedom of association and grievance systems, as well as environmental, health and safety standards.

To learn more about our factory audit tools, see our CR report.

Nike shares select contract factory auditing tools:

MAV (Management Audit Verification Tool) [ZIP]


MAV is audit and verification built into one tool. It includes root cause and impact analysis of non-compliance issues focusing on work hours, wages and benefits, freedom of association, and grievance systems followed by post-verification of action plans to remediate non-compliances according to local law and Nike's Code Leadership Standards.

SHAPE (Safety, Health, Attitude of Management, People and Environment) Tool


SHAPE is an audit tool used by the contract factory to determine its compliance with Nike's Code Leadership Standards.

ESH (Environment, Safety and Health)


The ESH Audit is an in-depth audit tool used by Nike Compliance teams to determine compliance with Nike's Code Leadership Standards.

The following tools are the exclusive property of Nike, Inc. and are provided for information purposes only.

Please contact nikeresponsibility@nike.com for requests to use the tools for any other purpose.