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• Nordstrom is a high-fashion department store, offering everything from shoes to cosmetics, and operating 100 department stores and 50 outlet stores in 27 states.
• Nordstrom was recognized by Fortune as one of the "50 Best Companies for Minorities" as well as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in 2004, and it received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index.
• Although Nordstrom is part of the Fair Labor Association's monitoring program, accusations of labor abuses continue to be a problem at its supplier factories overseas.
• Encourage Nordstrom to apply the same high standards enjoyed by its retail employees to the workers producing its clothes by visiting Go Green.
-- Profile Updated 07/01/2010
Seattle-based Nordstrom operates 100 department stores and 50 outlet stores in 27 states. The company also operates clearance stores, freestanding shoe stores, and 40 Faconnable boutiques. In 2007, the company reported sales of $8.5 billion and employed 57,400.
Nordstrom Credit, Inc. (Subsidiary) - Englewood, CO
- Nordstrom Distribution, Inc. (Subsidiary) - Portland, OR
- Nordstrom.com - Seattle, WA
Seattle, WA 98101-1742 USA
The 2006 Fair Labor Association's Annual Public Report on labor standards and sourcing among American retail companies cited Nordstrom as having continued noncompliance problems at its sourcing facilities. Health and safety, wages and benefits, work hours and overtime compensation were the areas noted as having the highest rate of noncompliance problems. The 2006 report marked Nordstrom's third year of FLA implementation.
-- Fair Labor Association, 11/01/2006
Source URL: www.fairlabor.org/all/2006PublicReport.pdf
Nordstrom was one of 26 major US clothing retailers to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by Saipan garment workers over sweatshop conditions in production facilities. Thousands of employees were forced to work as many as 12 hours per day in poor conditions, often without overtime pay. Nordstrom sourced clothing from Saipan, where workers typically received $3.05 an hour or less for their labor.
-- Clean Clothes Campaign, 01/08/2004
Source URL: www.cleanclothes.org/legal/04-01-08.htm
In 2001, for the second year in a row, Nordstrom's shareholders inquired about the company's efforts to deal with sweatshop labor. Domini Social Investments, which holds 37,700 shares of Nordstrom stock, filed a shareholder resolution requesting a report illustrating that the company is making efforts to enforce a code of conduct it has placed on its global supplier plants.
-- Direct Magazine, 06/01/2001
Ethics and Governance
Nordstrom received a "C-"grade on the 2006 NAACP Economic Reciprocity Initiative report. The grade reflects a measurement of corporate America's commitment to the African American community and other people of color. Companies were surveyed for their activity in employment, vendor development and contracting, advertising and marketing, dealerships and philanthropy.
-- NAACP, 07/11/2006
In 2006, CEO Blake W. Nordstrom earned $4,810,766 in total compensation from Nordstrom. This is equivalent to earning $92,514 per week.
-- AFL-CIO, 04/05/2006