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Providing Greater Transparency for Monitoring and Mitigating Migrant Labour Violations in the Supply Chain

In 2005, Nike — one of the biggest apparel and footwear manufacturers in the world — released an interactive map of its suppliers, which reveals supplier group, location, products manufactured, number of workers and the percentage of workers who are migrants or women. The map offers greater public oversight to its supply chain. In 2019, Nike was among the first businesses to launch Verité’s CUMULUS Forced Labor ScreenTM tool in Malaysia, which further supports the identification of risks related to migrant worker recruitment practices. In 2020, the use of the tool was expanded to include Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Jordan and Egypt. If violations in migrant worker recruitment practices are identified, Nike works directly with suppliers to address the issues, make improvements and implement key takeaways at other supplier facilities.