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July 26, 2010

Nike pays $1.5 million for laid-off workers 2009-2010

The Central General de Trabajadores de Honduras (CGT) and Nike announced a ground-breaking agreement today that will provide a US$1.5 million fund for workers in Honduras that formerly produced Nike apparel. According to a press release from Nike and the CGT, workers will also receive a year's access to the health care system, training and priority hiring. The agreement comes after intense pressure was put on Nike by a student-led campaign that had convinced some US universities to end lucrative licensing agreements with Nike.

December 7, 2006

Revealing Clothing

2006 Transparency Report Card

Revealing Clothing cover Revealing Clothing, ETAG's second Transparency Report Card, picks up where Coming Clean on the Clothes We Wear left off. It assesses and compares public reporting on labour standards compliance by 30 top apparel retailers and brands selling clothes in the Canadian market, including Levi Strauss, Nike, adidas, H&M, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Roots, La Senza, Reitmans and 22 others. This year's report also discusses worker involvement, purchasing practices and sustainable compliance.

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July 24, 2008

Nike releases factory list for Beijing 2008 Olympics

On July 10, 2008, following the Ethical Trading Forum in Vancouver at which transparency and Olympic licensing was debated with companies, trade unions, NGOs and Olympic organizers, Nike publicly released the full list of factories that produced its products for the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

December 19, 2007

The Next Generation of CSR Reporting

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MSN Codes Memo #22

Is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting measuring the right things? How can stakeholders assess whether a company’s business practices bear any relation to its CSR principles and objectives?

May 31, 2007

Nike report strong on transparency, weak on wages, says labour rights group

TORONTO - The Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN), an international labour and women's rights organization based in Toronto, today responded to the release of Nike's 2006 Corporate Responsibility Report.

April 13, 2005

Nike Corporate Responsibility Report 2005

On April 13, 2005, Nike released its second Corporate Responsibility Report and the first released since 2001. Read MSN's assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the Nike CR report.