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In the 1990s an exposé about labor conditions in Nike’s overseas factories prompted crippling protests against the global brand. Today the company has regained its customers several times over—in the most recent fiscal year revenues rose 10%, to $30.6 billion—but the company hasn’t let up on its response to the scandal. In an apparel industry where production standards are often fuzzy, Nike zealously audits factories’ ability to meet the company’s labor, health, safety, and environmental targets. In its 2013 fiscal year, 94% of its 785 factories were assessed for compliance; investigators found violations at 16%, down from 29% the previous year. There’s room for improvement, but great strides have been made.

Company Info

Sector
Industrials
Industry
Apparel
Country
U.S.
Revenues ($ millions)30,601
Company type
Public
CEO
Mark G. Parker
Websitehttp://www.nike.com
Impact Segment
Human Rights/Social Justice

Fortune Rankings

Fortune 500 Rank106
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