Nike brand is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services. The company is headquartered near Beaverton, Oregon, in the Portland metropolitan area. It is one of the world’s largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment, with revenue in excess of US$24.1 billion in its fiscal year 2012 .As of 2012, it employed more than 44,000 people worldwide. In 2014 the brand alone was valued at $19 billion, making it the most valuable brand among sports businesses.
Every contract factory that makes products for Nike and our brands must meet a rigorous set of compliance requirements. Nike’s Code of Conduct clarifies and elevates the expectations we have of our factory suppliers and outlines minimum standards we expect each factory to meet. Our Code includes standards related to hiring practices, wages, freedom of association and health and safety.
Nike’s Code of Conduct is an integral component to our sourcing strategy, factory audits and how we determine which factories Nike will continue to engage and grow with to create a lean, green, equitable and empowered supply chain.