You will hear part of a programme in which a man talks about a sports company. For Questions 9-18, complete the sentences.
The sports goods manufacturer …..9 was known as Blue Ribbon Sports in the 1960s.
In 1971, a student produced the …..10 which is still used by Nike today.
Nike produce most of its …..11 in developing countries and employs over a million people worldwide. Although it might seem Nike is a successful business, it has been …..12 by human rights activists. These campaigners have accused Nike of human rights violations and provision of unsatisfactory…..13 for employees.
In response, Nike has now set up a code of conduct for its manufacturers, including a ban on …..14. Moreover, a new set of …..15 policies has been introduced, its content has been translated and laid out not only in all factories but also the webpage.
The Indonesian project called …..16 shows how Nike can benefit the global community. The main objective of the new scheme is to allow women wishing to start their own businesses apply for …..17.
Despite the alleged criticism, Nike proclaims that such strong …..18, to improve the existing working conditions, have been taken by hardly any of its competitors.
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