Nike is being criticized by environmental groups after a video of its CEO apologizing for the company’s “insensitive” remarks about a climate change controversy.
The video, which was released Thursday and posted to YouTube, features Nike CEO Mark Parker admitting that the company “is making a mistake” by not doing more to combat climate change.
In the video, Parker says:”When you have people around the world that are willing to stand up and say, ‘We want to be a part of this, and we want to make a difference,'” he says.
“And I think that’s what this is.
And it’s why we made the decision that we’re going to make the change.”
Parker is not the only executive to have made such a remark.
During the election, President-elect Donald Trump made similar comments.
The company has been accused of making misleading statements in its latest sustainability report.
In 2016, it said that its use of solar energy would “lead to $50 billion in clean energy investments.”
But it later admitted that it was “not certain” that this would happen.
In fact, it found that the solar market was in a “period of significant expansion.”