By Kailey Morey
When it comes to transporting their sweatshirts and other products, Nike is making progress in reducing their CO2 emission, reducing their “carbon footprint”. According to one source (RankABrand), they were given a B (in terms of grades), which in comparison to other athletic gear brands, was one of the better ones. Reducing their CO2 emission also ties in with the production aspect of things, where Nike is aiming to source 100% sustainable cotton before the year 2021. With the transportation side, they are getting creative in not only reducing their carbon footprint, but also effectively saving money. According to a source (Cargo), Nike made the decision to transport their products on cargo ships instead of using airplanes. It claimed to have saved Nike $8 million in one year. By this change in transportation, Nike projects their reduced carbon footprint to have decreased by 30% in 2020.
Goal = 30% from FY03 to FY20 (CO2)