The NIKE Code of Conduct and Code Leadership Standards set the expectations for their suppliers. These respect the rights of the people who work in factories, including requiring at least minimum wage or prevailing wage (whichever is higher), equal pay for equal work and a commitment to safe and healthy work environments.
Every supplier factory that makes products for Nike must meet a rigorous set of compliance requirements. The Nike Code of Conduct lays out the minimum required standards we expect each supplier factory or facility to meet.
Nike expect all suppliers to share our commitment to the welfare of workers and to using resources responsibly and efficiently. suppliers must show leadership in sustainability and who have achieved a foundation of compliance and want to move into new and innovative labour practices.
The Code of Conduct is an integral component of our sourcing strategy and is how we determine the suppliers we’ll work with to create a lean, green and equitable supply chain.
International Associates Limited are able to carry out the regular reviews of supplier factories to assess their ability to meet the high standards. These assessments take the form of audit visits—both announced and unannounced—by internal and external parties who measure against the Code Leadership Standards and our Code of Conduct.
Scope of the Code
The Code of Conduct applies to finished goods suppliers (the contract manufacturers who make our product) and materials suppliers (who produce the materials that go into our product).
Nike insist all suppliers share their commitment to the goals of respecting the rights of workers with particular care for the unique vulnerabilities and needs of worker groups such as women, migrants and temporary workers, and to advancing the welfare of workers and communities.
They also expect suppliers to share in our commitments to reducing waste, using water efficiently, applying chemistries responsibly and working to reduce carbon emissions in line with international climate targets.