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Nike raises factory labour and sustainability standards

Nike, the world’s largest sporting-goods maker, is putting its contract manufacturers on notice: adhere to new labour and sustainability standards or risk losing Nike’s business.

The US maker of Air Jordan sneakers is giving more importance to worker benefits and safety in its grading system for factories, the company said in a statement.

Nike, which makes more than 90 percent of its shoes in Vietnam, China and Indonesia, wants all factories it uses to meet the increased standards by 2020.

(Source: Jakarta Globe )