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NIKE TAKES MORE STEPS TO COMPLY WITH CODE OF CONDUCT RULES
Published September 23, 1997
Nike announced it has "severed" relationships with "several" Indonesian-based contractors "to maintain compliance with its Code of Conduct requirements for wage levels and working conditions." In a statement released during its annual shareholders meeting, Nike said it has suspended production at the factories until they comply with its Code of Conduct and improvements are made (Nike). The WALL STREET JOURNAL reports that Nike cut ties with "four factories in Indonesia where pay is below the government-set minimum wage." In the last three months, Nike has also "scrutinized its operations in China, Vietnam and Indonesia to ensure compliance" with the code (WALL STREET JOURNAL, 9/23). In the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Brad Knickerbocker writes on reports of working conditions at some Nike- contracted facilities in China under the header, "Nike Fights Full-Court Press on Labor Issue" (CSM, 9/23).