Friday, June 4, 2010

How many Nike factories are there?

To manufacture running shoes, clothing, and other sports gear, Nike uses the services of more than 700 factories in 46 countries around the world, with a labor force of more than 800,000 workers.  Nike publishes a detailed list of the factories around the world who work as company contractors; they are one of the few companies that make such information public as part of their corporate responsibility ethic. 

Need more information? Newspaper archives are one of the best online research tools.