A number of colleges and Universities that contract with Nike are concerned about the brand’s refusal to allow the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) to access and inspect its supplier factories. As an affiliate of the WRC, these schools have the ability to require all licensees to cooperate with WRC inspections. The following schools have asked that Nike facilitate access for the WRC: IMG_8573

Cornell University

University of Washington

University of Texas

Virginia Tech

Rutgers University

Grinnell College

Oberlin College

Villanova University

Additionally, Georgetown University has required Nike to agree to WRC monitoring to maintain its contract with the school.

The University of Washington has adopted a CLC schedule that requires all licensees, including Nike, to agree to WRC monitoring. Nike has 60 days to meet this requirement before its contract is terminated.