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Those sentiments translate into real-world targets: By 2025, Nike has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions in owned and operated facilities by 65 percent, to recycle or donate 10 times the amount of post-consumer waste through new circular business models, and to increase the use of environmentally preferred materials to 50 percent of all key product materials (which would cut half a million tons of greenhouse gas emissions).

The science is clear. To protect the future for athletes everywhere (and if you have a body, you are an athlete), everyone needs to do their part in keeping global warming below 1.5°C. To do that, the world’s greenhouse gas emissions need to be cut by half this decade, and we need to reach net-zero by 2050.

That’s why Nike joined the Science Based Targets initiative, which calls for business to lead the way toward a zero-carbon economy. By 2030, our commitment is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 65 percent in our owned or operated spaces, and by 30 percent across our extended supply chain.

At our scale, it’s an ambitious goal, and many of our toughest challenges still lie ahead. But with clear targets and clear strategies, ambitious does not have to mean aspirational.

Over the next five years, we will work to reduce our carbon footprint by focusing on:

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