Protecting the Environment

If there is no planet, there is no sport. This understanding drives our North Star for sustainability—a future where all athletes* have access to safe places to play and train, enjoy sport and realize their full potential. Carissa Moore believes that we all have a role to play. As a pro surfer, her field of play is dependent on everyone doing their part to protect it.

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Our Focus
We’re committed to a better tomorrow for all athletes*. Minimizing our environmental footprint involves understanding our environmental impacts—what they are and where they occur.
Carbon & Energy
Waste
Water
Chemistry
25 Years of Nike Grind
Nike Grind materials are created from Nike’s recycled surplus manufacturing materials and athletic footwear. These materials are incorporated into performance products, ranging from new Nike footwear and apparel to outdoor play surfaces.
Goals & Impact
We’ve set ambitious targets and measure our progress as we go.
75
%
Renewable energy secured in our global owned and operated facilities through existing agreements
99.9
%
Of footwear finished goods manufacturing waste was recycled or converted to energy in the fourth quarter of FY18
32
B
Liters of water saved by sourcing sustainable cotton
0
Amount of PFC-based finishes in our products by 2021
To me, the most hopeful idea in sustainability is the belief that we get to decide how the story is going to end. If we act boldly, if we step up decisively, if we connect across borders and divides, there are no limits to what we can achieve together.
Noel Kinder, NIKE, Inc. Chief Sustainability Officer
The Materials We Use Matter
In order to minimize our footprint, we need to know where the impact occurs. Our analysis tells us that our impacts are driven by the materials choices we make, and how they’re turned into finished products.
Designing, Creating, and Delivering Sustainable Products

For more than a generation, we’ve been innovating to improve the sustainability of our products to serve athletes* everywhere.

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