Climate change is threatening the future of sport. Today’s athletes are feeling the harsh realities of climate change: more hydration stops during a competitive race, events cancelled due to heat warnings or the relocation of sporting events indoors when wildfires make the air unsafe to breathe.
Taking action to reduce environmental impact is more important now than ever before.
We design products that allow our athletes to compete at their best through these changing climates, but we know that alone isn’t enough. That’s why we’re thinking differently about our approach to sustainability. The faster we move, the better it will be for generations to come.
Because when it comes to the environment, we have to care for the planet we have now. At Nike, we believe that sport should always have a future.
We look for ways to reduce our impact on the environment throughout product creation, from the materials we use to the way we design. We know materials have significant environmental impact, so we’re making our products from materials that are more sustainable while maintaining performance.
We believe world-class manufacturing begins with respect for people and the environment. For more than 20 years, we have built long term relationships with suppliers who share our commitment to making products more responsibly and sustainably. We work together with our suppliers to advance human resource capabilities and reduce our collective impact in energy and emissions, waste, water, and chemistry. We also know we can’t change the world alone, so we’re collaborating with our industry peers to set consistent global standards everywhere.
We know the challenge of climate change requires an athlete’s mindset of commitment and relentless collaboration.
Every part at Nike—from design to manufacturing, logistics to retail—is accountable and committed to sustainability. It’s a team effort to drive innovation and create solutions for athletes, our business and the world.
We’re also collaborating with innovators, industry players and NGOs to take a stand against climate change.
Across these efforts, we’re focused on reducing our impact where we have the greatest environmental footprint: carbon and energy, waste, water and chemistry.
Together, we can move the world forward through the power of sport.