Nike scores 40.2 out of 100 points, making it the eighth best performing company. The company has a target of using 100% cotton from more sustainable sources across the group by the end of 2020.
Nike addresses most of the environmental and social issues in cotton cultivation through its membership of BCI. In addition, it is working to reduce its water footprint, although there is no clear time-bound commitment. The company has a pledge against forced labour in the Uzbek cotton sector. It supports recycling of cotton through developing new innovative sustainable materials. The company does not have specific policies in place to address issues such as biodiversity loss or the elimination of HHPs in cotton cultivation. By 2020, the company aims to use 100% cotton from more sustainable sources.
In 2016, Nike sourced a larger percentage of more sustainable cotton than in the previous year, with 34% of total cotton used organic, recycled or Better Cotton. The company does not publicly share information on the absolute volume of more sustainable cotton sourced.
Nike does not publish information on the absolute volume and origin of cotton used in its products. The company publishes detailed information on all its tier-1 finished product suppliers. Information on fabric manufacturers or yarn spinners further up the supply chain is not public.