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.