From Monitoring Factories to Empowering Workers
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.
We've run the course – from establishing Codes of Conduct that cover worker protections as well as environmental impacts – to pulling together an internal team to enforce it, to working with external bodies to monitor factories and engaging with stakeholders. What we've learned, after nearly a decade, is that monitoring alone hasn’t solved the problems. And many of the problems are recurring in the industry.
Our focus now is on getting to the root of the problems, evaluating our supplier and manufacturing relationships, and finding new ways to define and share responsibility. We're looking end-to-end, from the first phase of our product creation process to the impacts of our decisions on the lives of workers in the factories that bring our product to life.
In 2005, we were the first company in our industry to disclose our factory list, providing a complete list of contracted factories for NIKE Brand. We’ve now furthered our commitment to transparency by disclosing the more than 800 factories worldwide that manufacture all NIKE, Inc. (NIKE Brand, Converse, Hurley, Jordan Brand and Nike Golf) products. We remain committed to supply chain transparency and continue to update our publicly available list to encourage and support transparency and collaboration around issues affecting our suppliers.
Our supplier list, which can be filtered for collegiate factories, is available for export on our Interactive Global Manufacturing Map.
Learn more about our manufacturing approach in our CR report.
*Manufacturing Map Disclaimer
The factories featured on this map are "above-the-line" NIKE, Inc. contract factories active as of November 2013. "Above-the-line" refers to all product manufacturing sites directly contracted by NIKE, Inc., licensees, or agents delivering finished goods ready for retail and/or public consumption and bear the NIKE, Inc. brand logos and marks. Excluded, for example, are material suppliers.
The NIKE, Inc. brands are filtered by: Nike (includes Jordan Brand and Nike Golf), Converse and Hurley.
Contract factories provide the data based on a predefined profile. This profile is validated when audits are performed during the year and updated annually.
Contract factory worker totals include management and line workers. The line workers constitute direct labor. Female and migrant worker percentages are averages and based on the number of line workers.
Historical timeline metrics under View Timeline reflect annual trends by Fiscal Year (June 1st to May 31st ).
Migrant Workers: For the purposes of this disclosure, internal migration is the movement of workers within a country and foreign migration is the movement of workers from one country to another. The migrant worker figures reported are intended to represent the Foreign Migrant Workers in Nike's global contract supply chain. However, we are aware that in some countries with high levels of internal migration, the figures are a mix of internal and foreign migration. We are working to improve the accuracy of this data.