NIKE
CASE STUDY

As a global company, Nike is constantly innovating the materials that go into their products to be safer and more sustainable, and they needed help coordinating and prescreening these changes with a wide range of suppliers. To do this in a time-efficient manner, they needed a system that could deliver accurate chemical assessments quickly. Enter SciveraLENS®.

Will Mbiya, Chemistry Manager at Nike, uses SciveraLENS® daily to access quality, complete assessments by just entering a CAS number. This allows him to get the information he needs, and move on to other things.

“Because of Scivera, I have the opportunity to dig in deeper on some bigger questions that need more of my expertise….as opposed to chasing down research on all these chemicals since I can get through all the information really quickly with SciveraLENS®.”—Will

While this flexibility and quick access can help Nike on its development end, SciveraLENS® has also proven itself invaluable as Nike networks with a large group of suppliers. This has been incredibly helpful to Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis who leads the Chemistry Center of Excellence within Global Sustainability at Nike, as it helps the Nike team and its network of suppliers from making regrettable substitutions.

“One of our goals related to all of our chemistry assessment is that our chemical suppliers give us preferred chemicals. By using SciveraLENS® they can, just based on dashboards, understand that if there are big red dots that isn’t something we want them to be bringing us. It’s very helpful. We actually have some of our chemical suppliers that have been using SciveraLENS® to assess what they will bring to us before they bring it to us. That saves us time and also allows them to reformulate and look at things from their side before bringing it to us.”—Renee

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SUMMATION

Learn how SciveraLENS® can help your team spend time more efficiently and better connect to your supply chain to verify chemicals and receive redacted reports.

COMPANY SIZE

75,000+ employees

MEET

Will Mbiya
Chemistry Manager

Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis
Lead, Chemistry Center of Excellence, Global Sustainability

USING SCIVERALENS® FROM 2015

As a global company, Nike is constantly innovating the materials that go into their products to be safer and more sustainable, and they needed help coordinating and prescreening these changes with a wide range of suppliers. To do this in a time-efficient manner, they needed a system that could deliver accurate chemical assessments quickly. Enter SciveraLENS®.

Will Mbiya, Chemistry Manager at Nike, uses SciveraLENS® daily to access quality, complete assessments by just entering a CAS number. This allows him to get the information he needs, and move on to other things.

“Because of Scivera, I have the opportunity to dig in deeper on some bigger questions that need more of my expertise….as opposed to chasing down research on all these chemicals since I can get through all the information really quickly with SciveraLENS®.”—Will

While this flexibility and quick access can help Nike on its development end, SciveraLENS® has also proven itself invaluable as Nike networks with a large group of suppliers. This has been incredibly helpful to Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis who leads the Chemistry Center of Excellence within Global Sustainability at Nike, as it helps the Nike team and its network of suppliers from making regrettable substitutions.

“One of our goals related to all of our chemistry assessment is that our chemical suppliers give us preferred chemicals. By using SciveraLENS® they can, just based on dashboards, understand that if there are big red dots that isn’t something we want them to be bringing us. It’s very helpful. We actually have some of our chemical suppliers that have been using SciveraLENS® to assess what they will bring to us before they bring it to us. That saves us time and also allows them to reformulate and look at things from their side before bringing it to us.”—Renee

And it isn’t just brands that win with SciveraLENS®. Suppliers can win as well by both being able to screen their chemicals and reformulate if needed in order to increase the likelihood of a sale. This is especially important for brands like Nike who won’t consider any chemistries that haven’t been pre-screened through SciveraLENS®. And, because Scivera also works with chemical suppliers to address their needs on the chemical assessment process, SciveraLENS® is configured to protect their proprietary ingredient information while delivering requested assessment results to brands.

“If a vendor doesn’t want to disclose their formulations we can get a redacted report. I think that brings confidence especially with smaller suppliers.”—Will

Whether you’re a brand or a supplier or somewhere in between, Scivera has a solution to help you save time and money all while creating safer products. Learn more today!