Nike exists to serve athletes. And, if there is no planet, then there is no sport. Global issues like climate change impact whether athletes* can play and enjoy sport. And as a global business, climate change also introduces risk across our value chain.
To tackle climate change, we’re focused on scaling renewable energy across our value chain as well as investing in lower-carbon materials and building resilience to climate uncertainty by reducing costs, innovating new operating models, and strengthening our supply chain.
In 2015, Nike joined RE100, a coalition of businesses that have pledged to source 100% renewable energy in their operations. As a Fortune 100 company, we have an opportunity to drive increased renewable energy production and access, globally.
In North America, we are now powering our owned or operated facilities with 100% renewable energy. Through a partnership with Iberdrola we will begin sourcing 100 percent renewable energy in Europe in 2020. Nike also powers our European Logistics Campus (ELC) in Laakdal, Belgium, with 100% renewable energy through five sources (onsite wind, solar, geothermal, and locally produced biomass and hydro). More than 30% of the electricity consumed at our China Logistics Center in Taicang, China, is generated through rooftop solar.
For more than a decade, we’ve had comprehensive focus on energy management and reducing carbon emissions. Nike works with suppliers to identify, design and execute strategies for unlocking competitive renewable energy opportunities in strategic manufacturing markets globally.
A top renewable energy priority for Nike has been accelerating the adoption of on-site rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects by supply partners. The technology for rooftop solar PV is both proven and widely available with fewer policy hurdles to overcome for implementation