VI. Online Content





ARTS Association for Retail Technology Standards
BCI Better Cotton Initiative
BICEP Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy
BSR Business for Social Responsibility
CERES Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies
CLS Code Leadership Standards
CO2 Carbon dioxide
COC Code of Conduct
CR Corporate Responsibility
D&I Diversity and inclusion
EHQ NIKE, Inc’s European Headquarters
ECAT Energy and Carbon Assessment Tool
EOT Excessive overtime
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
EPM Environmentally Preferred Materials
ERA Environment Safety and Health Rating Analysis
ES Environmental Sustainability
ESAT Environmental Sustainability Assessment Tool
ESH Environment, safety and health
EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
FFC Fair Factories Clearinghouse
FLA Fair Labor Association
FOA Freedom of Association
FY Fiscal Year
GHG Greenhouse gas
GLBT Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons
GRI Global Reporting Initiative
GRI G3 Third Generation Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines
GX GreenXchange
HR Human Resources
HRM Human Resources Management
HSAT Health Safety Assessment Tool
HSE Health, Safety and Environment
HRMAT Human Resource Management Assessment Tool
IFC International Finance Committee
ILO International Labor Organization
IPE Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs
ISO International Organization for Standardization
IT Information technology
kWh Kilowatt-hour
LAT Lean Assessment Tool
LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
LWG Leather Working Group
MAP Master Action Plan
MAT Materials Analysis Tool
MAV Management Audit Verification
MI Manufacturing Index
MRSL Materials Restricted Substances List
MWBE Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises
NGO Non-governmental organization
NSIF Nike School Innovation Fund
NSSP New Source Selection Process
PAC Political Action Committee
PDS Petroleum-derived solvents formerly referred to as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
PRSL Packaging Restricted Substances List
R&D Research and Development
RAS Reuse-A-Shoe
RI Risk Index
ROI Return on Investment
RSL Restricted Substances List
SAC Sustainable Apparel Coalition
SB&I Sustainable Business and Innovation
SCAP United Kingdom’s Sustainable Clothing Action Plan
SCG Sustainable Chemistry Guidance
SCI Sustainable Compliance Initiative
SEC Securities and Exchange Commission
SM&S Sustainable Manufacturing and Sourcing
SMSI Sourcing & Manufacturing Sustainability Index
SSCN Sport for Social Change Network
UNGC United Nations Global Compact
VOC Volatile organic compound
WHQ NIKE, Inc’s World Headquarters
WRI World Resources Institute


Baseline Standard A measured level of performance, across certain criteria, at a given point in time.
Business Unit A part of the business that performs specific tasks, develops strategies, and manages performance.
Considered Design A company-wide design ethos and a team focused on sustainable product innovation, dedicated to increasing the use of environmentally preferred materials and decreasing waste and toxics in Nike branded products.
Considered Index Evaluates Nike product against Considered Design Ethos on five criteria: energy use, GHG emissions, water use, land use, waste and chemical use.
Downstream Parts of the value chain closer to the end customer.
Embedded Energy Energy investment in a product; energy used in the work of making a product.
GreenXchange Platform for enabling the sharing of intellectual property established by NIKE, Inc, Creative Commons and partner businesses.
Inside the Lines NIKE, Inc’s Code of Ethics
ISO 4000 Certification ISO 14000 family addresses various aspects of environmental management and guidance for effective EMS systems including labeling, performance evaluation, life cycle analysis, communication and auditing.
Lean A philosophy of delivering the most value to the customer while consuming the fewest resources.
Let Me Play Nike programming for global youth excluded from access to sport.
Making the CaseTM Measurement and evaluation framework created by the Women’s Funding Network.
NIKE Apparel Sustainability Index A component of the Considered Index that rates apparel design based on waste and Nike MSI scoring.
NIKE Footwear Sustainability Index A component of the Considered Index that rates footwear design based on waste, solvent use, energy use and Nike MSI scoring.
NIKE Grind Material used in sports surfaces, playgrounds and other product made from recycled shoes through Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe program.
NIKE Materials Sustainability Index A tool for rating the sustainability of materials and the vendors that produce them. The Index represents the next generation of the NIKE Materials Analysis Tool.
Scorecard A mechanism for measuring progress against vision and strategy that provides a comprehensive view of performance.
Upstream Parts of the value chain closer to concept and design
WE Portal Collaborative digital tool for employees to connect with community organizations and one another and take on issues that are important to them. It enables employees to volunteer, donate and given their voice to organizations and communities they care about.
Wikinomics Open-sourced mass collaboration.

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