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Rated: It's a start

price: $$$$

location: United States

Nike has good policies to monitor suppliers in its supply chain but is not taking adequate steps to ensure payment of a living wage for its workers.

Nike sustainability rating


3 out of 5


3 out of 5


2 out of 5

Overall rating: It's a start

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Nike's environment rating is 'it's a start'. It uses some eco-friendly materials including recycled materials. It has set a science-based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated from its own operations and supply chain but there is no evidence it is on track to meet its target. It implements water reduction initiatives in its supply chain. It has set a deadline to eliminate hazardous chemicals by 2025 and it is on track to meet its target.

Its labour rating is 'it's a start'. Some of its supply chain is certified by FLA Workplace Code of Conduct including all of the final stage of production. It received a score of 51-60% in the 2021 Fashion Transparency Index. It implements practices to encourage diversity and inclusion in some of its supply chain. It ensures payment of a living wage in a small proportion of its supply chain. It discloses adequate policies to protect suppliers in its supply chain from the impacts of COVID-19 but not workers.

Its animal rating is 'not good enough'. It has a basic formal policy to protect animal welfare. It uses leather, wool, down, exotic animal skin and exotic animal hair. It does not use fur or angora. There is no evidence it traces any animal products to the first stage of production.

Nike is rated 'It's a start' overall.

Last Updated: February 2022