Apparel and Footwear International RSL (Restricted Substances List)
Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy
Biochemical (biological) oxygen demand
Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee
Business for Social Responsibility
Charities Aid Foundation of America
Campaign for Female Education
China Children and Teenagers Fund
Carbon Disclosure Project
Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies
Code Leadership Standard
Code of Conduct
Chemical oxygen demand
U.S. Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2009
NIKE, Inc.'s European Headquarters
Europe, Middle East and Africa
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmentally preferred material
Environment, safety and health
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Federation of European Sporting Goods Industry
Fair Factories Clearinghouse
Fair Labor Association
Freedom of association
Forest Stewardship Council
Fiscal year (Nike's begins June 1 each year)
Group of 20
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender
Global Reporting Initiative
Human resources management
Homeless World Cup
Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning
The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum
International Center for Research on Women
International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition Inc.
International Finance Committee
Indian Health Service
International Labor Organization
Intellectual Property / Intellectual Property Rights
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (Massachusetts Institute of
Key performance indicators
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction
Leather Working Group
Master action plan
Material Analysis Tool
Management Audit Verification
Millennium Development Goals
Memorandum of understanding
Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise
NOS/Nike Innovation Training Center
New Source Approval Process
Nike School Innovation Fund
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Political action committee
Program for Appropriate Technology in Health
Partnership Brokers Accreditation Scheme
Petroleum-derived solvents (formerly referred to as Volatile Organic
Quality Brands Protection Committee
Renewable Energy Certificate
Return on investment
Restricted substances list
Sustainable Apparel and Footwear Initiative of the Multi-Fibre
Shaping America's Youth
Sustainable Business and Innovation
Sustainable Clothing Action Plan
Safety, Health, Attitude, People and Environment
Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids
Socially responsible investment/investor
Stand Up Speak Up
Total suspended solids
United National Global Compact
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
U.S. Green Building Council
Volatile organic compound
World Economic Forum
Women's Funding Network
World Federation Sporting Goods Industry
NIKE, Inc.'s World Headquarters
World Trade Organization
World Wildlife Fund
A measured level of performance, across certain criteria, at a given
point in time.
A part of the business that performs specific tasks, develops
strategies, and manages performance.
Closed-loop products are designed and built for reuse and recycling.
Imagine running shoes made with only environmentally preferred materials
that can be disassembled into their parts, recycled into new materials
and used to produce new running shoes. Nike is extending Closed-Loop
thinking to manufacturing and other business processes.
A company-wide design ethos and a team focused on sustainable
product innovation, dedicated to increasing the use of environmentally
preferred materials and decreasing waste and toxics in Nike branded
Evaluates Nike product against Considered Design Ethos on five
criteria: materials, waste, materials, garment treatments, innovation
Nonprofit organization that increases sharing and improves
collaboration; NIKE, Inc.'s partner with other businesses in launching
Culture of Empowerment
A cornerstone of lean manufacturing, pioneered by Toyota. Model
illustrates overlap in those areas identified for creating a culture of
empowerment and those showing the most need for improvement from factory
Parts of the value chain closer to the end consumer.
Energy investment in a product; energy used in the work of making a
The Natural Step visual construct demonstrating the transition from
today's economy to a sustainable economy.
New platform for enabling the sharing of intellectual property
established by NIKE, Inc., Creative Commons and partner businesses.
Inside the Lines
NIKE, Inc.'s Code of Ethics
A philosophy of delivering the most value to the customer while
consuming the fewest resources.
Let Me Play
Nike programming for global youth excluded from access to sport.
Making the CaseTM
Measurement and evaluation framework created by the Women's Funding
The Natural Step
A nonprofit environmental education organization working to build an
ecologically and economically sustainable society.
Material used in sports surfaces, playgrounds and other product made
from recycled shoes through Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program.
Our aim, defining what sustainable products and a sustainable
company would look like.
Increasing business and industry competitiveness through responsible
practices across the supply chain.
A Nike-wide review of how we could influence improvements of working
conditions in contracted factories.
Business strategies that generate a combination of financial,
environmental and/or social returns on investment.
A mechanism for measuring progress against vision and strategy that
provides a comprehensive view of performance.
A social or environmental partnership that is self-sustaining
1972 U.S. legislation, the Patsy T. Mike Equal Opportunity in
Education Act, that opened the door for female athletes to pursue sport
and improve gender equality.
Parts of the value chain closer to concept and design.
Collaborative digital tool for employees to connect with community
organizations and one another and take on issues that are important to
them. It enables employees to volunteer, donate and give their voice to
the organizations and communities they care about.
Problems that reflect how global economic, environmental and social
changes will fundamentally challenge our business model. They
exemplify areas where market leaders have built competitive advantages,
but now a rapidly changing world is turning these very advantages on
their heads to become potential drawbacks.
Open-sourced mass collaboration.