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Nike reports persistent problems at China factories

March 14, 2008

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Nike Inc (NKE.N), the world’s biggest sneaker and sportswear maker, said falsified documents, underage workers and unpaid wages were problems encountered at suppliers in China, despite what experts say is one of the top social compliance regimes in the industry.

A worker holds a Nike shoe at a shopping mall in Jakarta July ...
A worker holds a Nike shoe at a shopping mall in Jakarta July 17, 2007. Nike Inc, the world’s biggest sneaker and sportswear maker, said falsified documents, underage workers and unpaid wages were problems encountered at suppliers in China, despite what experts say is one of the top social compliance regimes in the industry.
(Dadang Tri/Reuters)

The Oregon-based company’s difficulties highlight the deep roots of some of the problems businesses face in manufacturing in China, particularly at a time of sharply rising costs and a stiffening legal environment.

In its first country-specific supply chain report, which it said focused on China because of the upcoming Beijing Olympics, Nike detailed the efforts it has been making to get suppliers to comply with its code of conduct and Chinese law, including a scheme to monitor Olympics-related suppliers this year.

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