Nike has disclosed the location of 700 plants. This is a big step for the industry to voluntarily disclose that information. Nike admitted to harassing some workers and having other work overtime. Now that Nike has allowed that information to be addressed to the public. Activist want to have independent observers to check out he plants working conditions. With Nike releasing this information, it seems that it will put further pressure on other companies to release information about their oversea manufacturers. If pressure from activist can make Nike reveal their manufacturers overseas, wouldn’t that kind of pressure also end up making Nike build better plants and paying employees higher wages. Nike has a name to protect; I think now that they have been exposed they will have to be aware of how their demand will fluctuate after such findings.
Posted by Marie at 4/13/2005 01:24:00 PM