Departure-surprise number two is Nike, the inappropriate behaviour reported

News 16 March, 2018
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    Friday, 16 march, 2018 04:54

    Friday, 16 march, 2018 04:54

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    NEW YORK | sports equipment Nike on Thursday announced the departure of the surprise to its executive director Trevor Edwards, the number two of the american company and considered as the possible successor of the leader, Mark Parker.

    Without wishing to make a direct link, a spokesman for Nike told the AFP that “behaviour that is contrary with the values of Nike and its code of conduct” had been reported.

    The departure of Trevor Edwards is part of a “decision to readjust our team to accelerate our growth and evolve our culture,” said the spokesman, stating that there was no “direct claims of bad conduct” , concerning the now former director of the brand.

    According to the Wall Street Journal, an internal memo of the american brand written by the group’s CEO, Mark Parker, announced at the same time the departure of Trevor Edwards and the fact that the company had received several reports of “behaviors that have occurred within the organization that do not reflect the values of inclusion, respect, and autonomy” promoted by the sports equipment.

    Mr. Parker did not specify the nature of the complaints received, nor the extent to which they involved or not Mr. Edwards or other members of management. It has, however, clarified that a revision of the human resources and the system of internal complaints within the company was in progress.

    Trevor Edwards will remain an advisor to Mr. Parker, until his official departure scheduled in August.

    Mark Parker, 62 years, remains CEO of Nike “beyond 2020,” said the company.