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  • Overall approach
    1/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Leather; Pulp & Paper
      "This policy ensures Nike does not use leather produced from cattle raised in the Amazon Biome. Cattle ranching in that region contributes to tropical deforestation. [...] The following policy applies to Nike brand products or Nike Affiliate brand products (collectively “Products”) that contain animal skin materials (“Animal Skins”). [...] Animal Skins (specifically cow) must not be sourced in the Amazon Biome (see policy below). [...] Amazon biome. Amazon rainforest and its related ecosystem. The boundary of the Amazon Biome within Brazil is defined by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). " [...] "Paper Materials: Forest ResourceRestriction: Nike encourages the sourcing of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC),Sustainable Forestry Initiative program (SFI), or the Programme for theEndorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified products.The use of materials derived from wood or pulp originating in native oldgrowth or frontier forests is prohibited." "When sourcing Grown materials we prioritize three key considerations: Responsible land use: We value protecting ancient and endangered forests and species, renewable sources, integrated pest management and practices which do not displace food markets [...] Examples of Grown materials we use in our products: [...] Wood-pulp: Raw material made from wood. Commonly used in paper and packaging."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify::

      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      "United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals. Year signed: 2000."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
      Awareness
      No
      0/1
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
      Yes
      0/0
      How many hectares of reforestation or restoration are being or have been conducted or facilitated by the company?: 267.75 ha
      "WeForest implements reforestation projects around the world. We’ve decided to conduct our pilot in Pontal do Paranapanema, Brazil on a plot of land totaling the size of 375 soccer fields. We’re helping restore a forest that’s now only about 10% of its original size."
  • Commodity score
    24/84
    • Leather
      23/84
      • Commitment Strength
        17/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/17
          • Commitment details
            Protects priority forests
            5.3/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Protects priority forests
            5.3/10.7
            "This policy ensures Nike does not use leather produced from cattle raised in the Amazon Biome. Cattle ranching in that region contributes to tropical deforestation. [...] The following policy applies to Nike brand products or Nike Affiliate brand products (collectively “Products”) that contain animal skin materials (“Animal Skins”). [...] Animal Skins (specifically cow) must not be sourced in the Amazon Biome (see policy below). [...] Amazon biome. Amazon rainforest and its related ecosystem. The boundary of the Amazon Biome within Brazil is defined by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). "
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location
            "This policy ensures Nike does not use leather produced from cattle raised in the Amazon Biome. Cattle ranching in that region contributes to tropical deforestation. [...] The following policy applies to Nike brand products or Nike Affiliate brand products (collectively “Products”) that contain animal skin materials (“Animal Skins”). [...] Animal Skins (specifically cow) must not be sourced in the Amazon Biome (see policy below). [...] Amazon biome. Amazon rainforest and its related ecosystem. The boundary of the Amazon Biome within Brazil is defined by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). "
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "This policy ensures Nike does not use leather produced from cattle raised in the Amazon Biome. Cattle ranching in that region contributes to tropical deforestation. [...] The following policy applies to Nike brand products or Nike Affiliate brand products (collectively “Products”) that contain animal skin materials (“Animal Skins”). [...] Animal Skins (specifically cow) must not be sourced in the Amazon Biome (see policy below). [...] Amazon biome. Amazon rainforest and its related ecosystem. The boundary of the Amazon Biome within Brazil is defined by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). "
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            "This policy ensures Nike does not use leather produced from cattle raised in the Amazon Biome. Cattle ranching in that region contributes to tropical deforestation. [...] The following policy applies to Nike brand products or Nike Affiliate brand products (collectively “Products”) that contain animal skin materials (“Animal Skins”). [...] Animal Skins (specifically cow) must not be sourced in the Amazon Biome (see policy below). [...] Amazon biome. Amazon rainforest and its related ecosystem. The boundary of the Amazon Biome within Brazil is defined by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). "
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          9/11
          • Commitment details
            Downstream company - traces to First Importer - no compliance check
            2.7/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Downstream company - traces to First Importer - no compliance check
            2.7/5.3
            "Raw hides / leather used in Nike products will not be produced from cattle raised in the Amazon Biome as defined by IBGE. Nike Brazilian hide / leather suppliers are required to certify, in writing, that they are supplying hides / leather for Nike products from cattle raised outside of the Amazon Biome. Suppliers of Brazilian hides / leather for Nike products must have an ongoing, traceable and transparent system to provide credible assurances that hides / leather used for Nike products are from cattle raised outside of the Amazon Biome. Nike will review suppliers' progressin establishing an ongoing, traceable and transparent system on a quarterly basis." "TRACEABILITY: Suppliers must to have the ability tot race raw hides / skins back to country of origin."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            3/3
            "Raw hides / leather used in Nike products will not be produced from cattle raised in the Amazon Biome as defined by IBGE. Nike Brazilian hide / leather suppliers are required to certify, in writing, that they are supplying hides / leather for Nike products from cattle raised outside of the Amazon Biome. Suppliers of Brazilian hides / leather for Nike products must have an ongoing, traceable and transparent system to provide credible assurances that hides / leather used for Nike products are from cattle raised outside of the Amazon Biome. Nike will review suppliers' progressin establishing an ongoing, traceable and transparent system on a quarterly basis." "TRACEABILITY: Suppliers must to have the ability tot race raw hides / skins back to country of origin."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "Raw hides / leather used in Nike products will not be produced from cattle raised in the Amazon Biome as defined by IBGE. Nike Brazilian hide / leather suppliers are required to certify, in writing, that they are supplying hides / leather for Nike products from cattle raised outside of the Amazon Biome. Suppliers of Brazilian hides / leather for Nike products must have an ongoing, traceable and transparent system to provide credible assurances that hides / leather used for Nike products are from cattle raised outside of the Amazon Biome. Nike will review suppliers' progressin establishing an ongoing, traceable and transparent system on a quarterly basis." "TRACEABILITY: Suppliers must to have the ability tot race raw hides / skins back to country of origin."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            "Raw hides / leather used in Nike products will not be produced from cattle raised in the Amazon Biome as defined by IBGE. Nike Brazilian hide / leather suppliers are required to certify, in writing, that they are supplying hides / leather for Nike products from cattle raised outside of the Amazon Biome. Suppliers of Brazilian hides / leather for Nike products must have an ongoing, traceable and transparent system to provide credible assurances that hides / leather used for Nike products are from cattle raised outside of the Amazon Biome. Nike will review suppliers' progressin establishing an ongoing, traceable and transparent system on a quarterly basis." "TRACEABILITY: Suppliers must to have the ability tot race raw hides / skins back to country of origin."
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "The Nike Code of Conduct lays out the minimum standards we expect each supplier factory or facility to meet. We expect all our suppliers to share our commitment to the welfare of workers and to using resources responsibly and efficiently. [...] NO DISCRIMINATION [...] The supplier does not use forced labor [...] Supplier’s employees are at least age 16 [...] Supplier shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "The men and women employed by the supplier are not subject to discrimination in employment, including hiring, compensation, promotion or discipline, on the basis of gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        1/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: 0 Not specified

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0%

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What is the volume of the forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or sub-national location?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Honduras, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Brazil, El Salvador, Malaysia, Turkey
          suppliers are listed by address via a interactive map. Suppliers are listed as "material" suppliers, "leather" for example is not specified.
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper
      25/84
      • Commitment Strength
        17/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "Paper Materials: Forest ResourceRestriction: Nike encourages the sourcing of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC),Sustainable Forestry Initiative program (SFI), or the Programme for theEndorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified products.The use of materials derived from wood or pulp originating in native oldgrowth or frontier forests is prohibited." "When sourcing Grown materials we prioritize three key considerations: Responsible land use: We value protecting ancient and endangered forests and species, renewable sources, integrated pest management and practices which do not displace food markets [...] Examples of Grown materials we use in our products: [...] Wood-pulp: Raw material made from wood. Commonly used in paper and packaging."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Paper Materials: Forest ResourceRestriction: Nike encourages the sourcing of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC),Sustainable Forestry Initiative program (SFI), or the Programme for theEndorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified products.The use of materials derived from wood or pulp originating in native oldgrowth or frontier forests is prohibited." "When sourcing Grown materials we prioritize three key considerations: Responsible land use: We value protecting ancient and endangered forests and species, renewable sources, integrated pest management and practices which do not displace food markets [...] Examples of Grown materials we use in our products: [...] Wood-pulp: Raw material made from wood. Commonly used in paper and packaging."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content
            "All paper and paperboard packaging should contain at least 50% recycled material with at least 25% being post-consumer material unless higher standards have previously been set. [...] Nike encourages the sourcing of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative program (SFI), or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified products."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "All paper and paperboard packaging should contain at least 50% recycled material with at least 25% being post-consumer material unless higher standards have previously been set. [...] Nike encourages the sourcing of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative program (SFI), or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified products."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "All paper and paperboard packaging should contain at least 50% recycled material with at least 25% being post-consumer material unless higher standards have previously been set. [...] Nike encourages the sourcing of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative program (SFI), or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified products."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "All paper and paperboard packaging should contain at least 50% recycled material with at least 25% being post-consumer material unless higher standards have previously been set. [...] Nike encourages the sourcing of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative program (SFI), or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) certified products."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "The Nike Code of Conduct lays out the minimum standards we expect each supplier factory or facility to meet. We expect all our suppliers to share our commitment to the welfare of workers and to using resources responsibly and efficiently. [...] NO DISCRIMINATION [...] The supplier does not use forced labor [...] Supplier’s employees are at least age 16 [...] Supplier shall recognize and respect the right of employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "The men and women employed by the supplier are not subject to discrimination in employment, including hiring, compensation, promotion or discipline, on the basis of gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 169,100,000KG
          Volume is listed in KG of Corrugate/Paper through an info graphic. 2019 volumes are 169,000,000 KG total, with 142,300,000 of that labelled as "recycled" (84%)
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Honduras, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Brazil, El Salvador, Malaysia, Turkey

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What is the volume of the forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or sub-national location?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 0 Not specified

          What type of location data (boundary, point, etc.) is provided for smallholder farms?: 0 Not specified

          From what sub-national jurisdiction(s) does the company source material?: 0 Not specified

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: 0 Not specified
          suppliers are listed by address via a interactive map. Suppliers are listed as "material" suppliers, "paper" for example is not specified. However, paper is listed as one of Nike's top five sourcing materials, so is likely to be included in their materials sourcing map.
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 100%

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 100%

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0%
          "Compliance with the PDR is required. We fully expect all Nike Inc. packaging designers/developers, packaging vendors, contract factories and licensees (hereafter “supplier”) to have beenin compliance with Nike requirements upon receipt of the PDR, initially released December 1, 2005 in the PRSL, and any subsequent PDR releases, or from the first date of obligation underthe applicable regulations, whichever is earlier.Nike may perform random testing to monitor and ensure compliance with these standards. Nike recognizes that compliance as mandated by this PDR may require changes for somesuppliers, therefore, we are committed to providing clear instructions and all reasonable assistance to you."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non compliance with this policy

          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: assistance
          "Compliance with the PDR is required. We fully expect all Nike Inc. packaging designers/developers, packaging vendors, contract factories and licensees (hereafter “supplier”) to have beenin compliance with Nike requirements upon receipt of the PDR, initially released December 1, 2005 in the PRSL, and any subsequent PDR releases, or from the first date of obligation underthe applicable regulations, whichever is earlier.Nike may perform random testing to monitor and ensure compliance with these standards. Nike recognizes that compliance as mandated by this PDR may require changes for somesuppliers, therefore, we are committed to providing clear instructions and all reasonable assistance to you."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • Commitment strength
    17/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    2/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    Avg. score

Profile

Nike is a manufacturer of sports shoes, sports apparel and accessories. The Company’s famous brands include Nike, Converse, Hurley, and Jordan. Many of Nike’s shoes are made using leather. Nike Inc. is selected as a powerbroker for leather, pulp & paper and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Apparel & footwear
Segments
Manufacturer, Retailer
HQ
HQ 
United States
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Nike, Jordan, Hurley, Converse

How we assess the Forest 500

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