Over the summer, Nike announced plans to become leader of sustainability in the fashion industry and has committed to reach 100 percent renewable energy for its company-owned and operated facilities by 2025. They have also collaborated with Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Climate CoLab to generate more sustainable, innovative materials.

Nike has been working towards understanding where their greatest impact lies and knows that the materials on their shoes make up about 60 percent of the environmental impact. Nike, now aware of their environmental impact, has set forth to bring new low-impact performance materials to scale.

Nike has implemented solar panels at its China Logistics Center in Taicang, and added solar panels and wind turbines at the company’s renewable energy-powered European Logistics Campus in Belgium.

 

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