Volume 95 Issue 47 | pp. 22-24
Issue Date: November 27, 2017

With prodding, retailers push chemical policies

Advocacy groups’ ratings prompt more companies to disclose and reduce chemicals of concern
Department: Business
Keywords: Consumer products, retailer chemical policies, Target, Walmart

A year ago, the Mind the Store campaign of consumer activist organization Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families issued a report card grading 11 retail chains on their efforts to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals in products they carry. No company received an A grade; Target and Walmart were the only ones to even get a B.

This year’s report card, out on Nov. 14, looks quite different. . . .

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