The Nike corporate responsibility report contains a comprehensive strategy for monitoring conditions and applying corrective action at supplier factories and they address a number of difficult issues including home working, temporary contracts and apprenticeships. The company therefore attains our best rating for supply chain management.
However an article published on the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights (IGLHR) website in April 2015 slammed Nike for its sourcing in Vietnam.
The article states that, " Nike’s presence in Vietnam led to a continuation of wages as low as 27 cents an hour in 2012, with a slight increase to 48 to 69 cents an hour in January 2015, which is well below subsistence levels... For years, Nike has been exploiting the 330,000 Vietnamese workers, mostly young women, who are poorly paid and denied their most fundamental rights,"
In addition the company listed subsidiaries in China, India, Israel, Philippines, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam. The company's manufacturing was carried out in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan. All these countries are on Ethical Consumer's list of oppressive regimes.