Nike: Arctic Corporate Shipping Pledge
As climate change causes Arctic sea ice to diminish, cargo traffic through previously unnavigable ocean routes becomes increasingly feasible.
Though these routes can offer decreased transit times, the possibility of increased vessel traffic across the Arctic poses great risk and potentially devastating environmental impacts for one of the world’s most fragile regions.
In October 2019, Nike committed to not intentionally allow their products to be shipped on vessels via any Arctic sea route. They partnered with Ocean Conservancy to encourage all companies and industries to make the same commitment through the Arctic Shipping Corporate Pledge