Nike has come a long way since it was founded in 1972 on a handshake between an athlete (Phil Knight) and a track coach (Bill Bowerman).
In the early years Nike learned some tough lessons about operating a complex global supply chain. Since then they have been on a journey to understand the important role to play in helping create an environment of collaboration and transparency.
Nike requires a broad base of suppliers that actively and significantly support their business requirements, and positively reflect the world in which we live and work. Research into sports and how the body operates is how Nike determines what makes a good product.
The proof is everywhere – Nike is one of the most popular and reliable sports brands in the world.