The footwear company has been pushing sustainability, but can they deliver in time to fulfill their own promises?
Making a third of the world’s sportswear and training shoes is a profitable business. Nike posted recession-beating revenues of $24.1bn (£15bn) in the last financial year, up 16% from 2011. But turning out an estimated 120m trainers and hundreds of millions of tonnes of athletic gear each year carries a high price tag when it comes to environmental and social impacts.
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