Nike joins UN sustainable fashion charter. Sustainability and climate change have been major talking points in the fashion industry in recent years, with many major brands making more of an effort to become more sustainable and think about the impact they have on the environment.
Nike has also stepped up its efforts to contribute towards sustainability by joining the United Nation’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.
The charter is a commitment under the UN Framework Convention of Climate Change, launching in December 2018 in Poland.
By signing it, global brands and businesses have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030 and share a vision to achieve zero emissions by 2050.
Speaking about Nike’s eco-friendly move, the brand’s Chief Sustainability Officer Noel Kinder said: “Issues as big and complex as climate change call for us to collaborate across our industry and beyond. That’s why we’re committed to doing just that in partnership with UN Climate Change – teaming up with peers and partners across sectors to do what’s right for our planet and for the future of sport.”
This new initiative is only one part of Nike’s move toward greater sustainability.
The brand is already a member of the UN Global Compact, working alongside a cross-sector coalition and aiming to advance sustainable development.
They’ve also partnered with RE100, committing to resourcing 100 percent renewable energy.
And just recently, Nike launched an open-source circular design guide to help designers around the world to create products in a sustainable way.
Nike joins UN sustainable fashion charter