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Nike outlines five-year plan to increase diversity in its workforce

Nike has outlined a five-year roadmap with the sportswear giant looking to make its workforce more diverse and inclusive.

Nike outlines five-year plan to increase diversity in its workforce

Additionally, Nike will look to provide funds towards its progress in protecting the planet and advancing ethical manufacturing.

The Purpose 2025 Targets include committing to gender equality and Nike have set itself the global target of having a 50 per cent representation of women in the company's global corporate workforce and 45 per cent in leadership positions.

Nike has also promised to maintain a 100 per cent pay equity for all employees within the same level and increase its investments in focusing on professional development for racial and ethnic minorities in the US and women from around the world.

The brands limit pledges include a 70 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in owned or operated facilities through 100 per cent renewable electricity and fleet electrification.

At the end of last year, Nike revealed its Impact Report which showed its final performance update on 2020 targets and measures. 50 per cent of its total employee base in the US was made up of women and under-represented groups made up 29 per cent of its leaders at the vice president level.

It also used 100 per cent renewable energy in the US and Canada for its owned and operated sites.

“We’re proud of the successes we’ve seen, but we know the work is still just beginning,” said Nike chief executive John Donahoe.

“We will continue to strive to lower emissions across our key operations, to shrink our product carbon footprint, to accelerate diversity and inclusion across our teams, to enable kids to have access to play and sport. We will always challenge ourselves to do better. Always.

“Our goal is, and always will be, for Nike’s people and purpose to come together for good. At Nike, we’ll never stop striving for better. Our purpose will always guide us, and our values will always push us forward – toward that better future we believe in.”

Author: Jake Wilkin