Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Nike doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 67

Nike has a DitchCarbon Score of 67, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s efforts to reduce its carbon intensity relative to its peers. A higher score would signify even greater success in minimizing their environmental impact through lower carbon emissions.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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Very high

Nike is a company in the retail sector, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Nike, located in the United States, benefits from the country’s low carbon intensity rating, indicating a favorable environmental impact. This suggests that Nike’s sustainability efforts are supported by the relatively clean energy profile of its operational region.

...this company is doing 19.62% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, NIKE, Inc. is a titan in the retail sector, renowned for its innovative athletic products. As a global leader in sports footwear and apparel, the company operates across various regions including North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. NIKE’s portfolio extends beyond its core brand to include subsidiaries like Converse Inc. and Hurley International LLC, offering a diverse range of casual and action sports merchandise.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Nike

Nike should establish and pursue clear, science-based targets for reducing their Scope 3 emissions, while enhancing transparency in their reporting of these emissions and progress made towards their reduction goals, potentially leading to a 35% decrease in their emissions footprint.

Good news, Nike has set ambitious SBTi climate commitments

Nike has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its company operations, aligning with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. This involves a strategic reduction in their direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased energy.

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