Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Nike Just Joined the UN Climate Change & Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

Nike has stepped up in its efforts to contribute towards climate action by joining the United Nations‘ Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. The charter is a commitment under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and was launched in December of 2018 in Poland. Through signing it, global brands, retailers and suppliers have pledged to reduce aggregate greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030, and share a vision to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The new initiative is only one part of Nike’s push towards greater sustainability. The brand is already a member of the UN Global Compact, where it works alongside a cross-sector coalition with the aim of advancing sustainable development. Nike is also in partnership with RE100, through which the company has committed to sourcing 100 percent renewable energy. Just recently, Nike also launched an open-source circular design guide in an effort to help designers across the globe create products in a sustainable fashion.