• COUNTRY OF HQ
  • USA
  • SELECTION OF SUBSIDIARIES
  • Nike
  • air
  • Chuck Taylor All-Stars
  • Tinker Hatfield
  • Hurley International
  • Swoosh
  • Converse
PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS COTTON RANKING 2017

How is the company performing?

Score
40.2
Policy
16.5
Uptake
18.7
Traceability
5

Where is Nike, Inc. on the journey to sustainable cotton?

Not yet started
Starting the journey
Well on the way Nike, Inc. in 2016, 2017
Leading the way
Company performance analysis
OVERALL

Nike scores 40.2 out of 100 points, making it the eighth best performing company. The company has a target of using 100% cotton from more sustainable sources across the group by the end of 2020.

POLICY

Nike addresses most of the environmental and social issues in cotton cultivation through its membership of BCI. In addition, it is working to reduce its water footprint, although there is no clear time-bound commitment. The company has a pledge against forced labour in the Uzbek cotton sector. It supports recycling of cotton through developing new innovative sustainable materials. The company does not have specific policies in place to address issues such as biodiversity loss or the elimination of HHPs in cotton cultivation. By 2020, the company aims to use 100% cotton from more sustainable sources.

UPTAKE

In 2016, Nike sourced a larger percentage of more sustainable cotton than in the previous year, with 34% of total cotton used organic, recycled or Better Cotton. The company does not publicly share information on the absolute volume of more sustainable cotton sourced.

TRACEABILITY

Nike does not publish information on the absolute volume and origin of cotton used in its products. The company publishes detailed information on all its tier-1 finished product suppliers. Information on fabric manufacturers or yarn spinners further up the supply chain is not public.

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