When Nike, a US based manufacturer of retail sports footwear was under attach for its labour practices in the 1990s it set out to reinvent its operations. A team was established to focus on compliance and social responsibility and found that found it took three shoes' worth of material to produce just two and the waste cost $700 million a year. Goals set to be reached by 2020 were zero waste, zero toxic materials, and sustainable growth and profitability. Nike streamlined production around its l...

BPIR Categories

3.2.3 Develop&integrate technology/innovation into concept
12.9 Implement sustainable business strategies
12.1 Formulate environmental management strategy

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