Nike: CSR & Sustainability News

NIKE, Inc. is engaged in design, development and marketing of footwear, apparel, equipment and accessory products. NIKE is a seller of athletic footwear and athletic apparel in the world. The Company sells its products to retail accounts, through NIKE-owned retail stores, and Internet sales, and through a mix of independent distributors and licensees, in over 170 countries around the world. NIKE’s athletic footwear products are designed primarily for specific athletic use.

The Top 10 Water Issues of 2012

The top 10 water issues of 2012 include fracking, toilet technology, the global land grab, supply chain challenges and improved sanitation.

A Real War on Waste Has Yet to Be Declared

As Matthew May recently explained on the Harvard Business Review, being lean does not have to be mean; a war on waste has…

Latest Garment Factory Fire Shows Apparel Industry Puts Profits Before Workers

The latest tragedies in the garment factories were devastating in particular – not because they spoiled the holidays for retailers and fashion industries,…

Zara Commits to Go Toxic-Free by 2020

On Saturday, Greenpeace announced that Zara has agreed to eliminate all discharge of hazardous chemicals from its supply chain and products by 2020.…

Marks & Spencer Raises the Bar on Safe Use of Chemicals in Textile Production

In response to the Greenpeace “Detox” campaign, Marks & Spencer announced new commitments to make the use of chemicals in textile production safer,…

Are Big Companies More Innovative Than Startups?

Startups are normally seen as much more innovative than big companies - but Raz Godelnik investigates whether this is true for companies in…

A Tale of Two Friedmans: CSR and Risk

Things have changed in 40 years and it makes little sense in 2012 to grumble about Milton Friedman’s treatise any longer. Acceptable corporate…

The Social Responsibility of Business is Here to Stay

The debate over what is the social responsibility of business is besides the point: companies are now more social responsible and there is…

Deloitte’s Zero Impact Growth Monitor Shows Which Companies Are the Real Zeronauts

Deloitte’s report ‘Towards Zero Impact Growth’ presents a new platform for zero impact growth, developed by John Elkington, one of the leading thinkers…

How to Sell Sustainability Within Corporate America

Sustainability within corporate America has become mainstream, and a new report discusses the value of expertise, communication and numbers.

Interview: New Tool Will Measure Sustainability Across Apparel Supply Chains

The Higg Index is basically a tool enabling apparel companies to better measure the comprehensive environmental and social impacts of their products. To…

Five Global Companies Pledge Cooperation on Bioplastic

Coca-Cola, Ford Motor, Heinz, Nike and Procter & Gamble (PG) pledged last week to form a strategic working group to ramp up the…

OAT: Biodegradable, Flower Sprouting Shoes for the Rest of Us

OAT has introduced a line of shoes that is fully biodegradable, will sprout flowers, and has current day styling that eschews the hippie…

Nike is Unlocking the Secrets of Sustainable Materials

Nike is partnerhing with Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) to allow any user to mine as well as contribute to its database of…

PUMA Encourages Shoe Lovers to Write Obituaries to Their Old Shoes

PUMA has just started a “Bring Me Back” program, where it enables people to post their obituaries, together with a picture of the…