We update our requirements regularly to meet strict global regulations and our own voluntary regulations

We update our requirements regularly to meet regulation and our own high bar for performance. All suppliers making products for Nike – including for Affiliates or licensees – must comply with:

Restricted Substance List (RSL)
Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL)
• Packaging Restricted Substance List (PRSL)
Wastewater Guidelines
Nike's Material Policies
Green & Sustainable Chemistry Guidelines
Test Request Form

RSL 
The Restricted Substances List (RSL) sets out chemical standards for our materials that meet or exceed regulatory or legislative requirements from around the world and includes substances that we have voluntarily restricted or limited in our product. This RSL is now aligned to the AFIRM chemical limits list. 

MRSL 
The Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) industry-wide tool assists brands, their supply chains and the broader industry to adopt an aligned approach to the control of hazardous substances in the manufacturing process for apparel and footwear. It bans the intentional use of priority chemicals during the manufacturing of textiles, synthetic leather and natural leather, and sets impurity limits for these substances within chemical formulations supplied to material vendors. 

PRSL 
The Packaging Restricted Substance List (PRSL) gives substance details and restriction levels for Nike packaging as well as packaging design requirements to comply with global legislation.

WASTEWATER GUIDELINES 
Along with the ZDHC, we have created and adopted Wastewater Guidelines that set out a unified expectation on wastewater quality for the entire textile and footwear industry. 

NIKE’S MATERIAL POLICIES 
Nike’s Material Policies offer guidance on odor management materials, nanotechnology materials and animal skin guidelines.

GREEN & SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY GUIDELINES 
The Green & Sustainable Chemistry Guidelines are a set of programs and tools to help reduce and eliminate hazardous chemicals, and drive sustainable innovation. 

TEST REQUEST FORM 
The Nike RSL Test Request Form (TRF) must accompany all samples sent to the lab to ensure that testing and reporting meet Nike standards and to obtain special prices we have negotiated on behalf of our suppliers. Data from labs that are not on the approved Laboratory List will not be accepted as proof of compliance.

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WE HAVE THREE STRATEGIC AIMS TO GUIDE OUR WORK:

  • INDUSTRY COLLABORATION

    We work collaboratively within our industry to implement in scale chemistry standards across the global supply chains.

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  • BETTER PRACTICES

    We seek to work with vendors and suppliers who are committed to high standards and continuous improvement.

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  • BETTER CHEMISTRY

    We are committed to making products in ways that protect consumers, workers and the environment.

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