NIKE, Inc. remains committed to having all leather suppliers join the Leather Working Group (LWG), and has made significant progress in that direction over the past year. We are actively engaged with suppliers to drive towards the goal of 100% LWG membership.
Since establishment of the Amazon Leather Policy, Nike has taken a leading role in the development of the LWG Audit Protocol 5.0, which implements a requirement and audit procedure for leather traceability. The new audit protocol will be implemented approximately Oct 1, 2010, and is the tool by which Nike will use to measure our LWG member suppliers’ compliance with the Policy.
Nike will continue to actively engage with the Leather Working Group, Greenpeace, National Wildlife Federation, suppliers of Brazilian leather and other appropriate stakeholders, so that further progress is made towards the intent and direction of the policy.