Nike enhances sustainable efforts with Bluesign Technologies

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Nike announced a strategic partnership with Swiss company Bluesign Technologies to accelerate the supply of more sustainable materials and chemistries for use in Nike products.

Bluesign Technologies will provide Nike’s supply chain with access to two innovative tools - the Bluesign Bluefinder and the Bluesign Blueguide. The tools will be rolled out across NIKE Inc.’s global supply chain, which spans nearly 50 countries, more than 800 contracted factories, with hundreds of textile manufacturers supplying the factories making Nike products.

With Bluefinder, a supplier can access pre-screened and more sustainable textile preparations (dye systems, detergents and other process chemicals used in the manufacturing process). The Bluefinder enables suppliers to effectively manage restricted substances and provides the opportunity to increase water and energy efficiency. The Blueguide gives Nike access to 30,000+ materials produced using chemicals from the bluefinder at facilities that have undergone rigorous assessment.