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Tuesday, 7 November 2006

Nike Discloses Factory Locations

Maquila Solidarity Network April 15, 2004 On Wednesday, April 13, Nike announced it was publicly disclosing the names and addresses of all its supply factories producing Nike brand products around the world. This important precedent is the product of years of campaigning by the anti-sweatshop movement for public access to information on where and under what conditions our clothes are made. The adoption of ethical purchasing policies by a growing number of public institutions that require factory disclosure has also played a major role in pushing university suppliers like Nike to disclose information on supply factories and workplace audit findings. Hopefully, Nike's announcement will encourage other companies to disclose supply chain information and provide transparent CSR reports. However, given the slow progress on these issues in Canada, government action is needed to require and encourage Canadian companies to disclose where and under what conditions their apparel products are made. To view MSN's media release on Nike's announcement, calling on Canadian companies and the Canadian government to follow Nike's lead, and our assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of Nike's second Corporate Responsibility Report, please visit our website: http://www.maquilasolidarity.org The Nike factory list and CSR Report are available on Nike's website at: http://www.nikeresponsibility.com/ **************************************************************** Maquila Solidarity Network / Ethical Trading Action Group 606 Shaw St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6G 3L6 tel. 416-532-8584 fax. 416-532-7688 www.maquilasolidarity.org

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