My friend Honey sent this email, which I signed. Will you?
Our annual report card ranking retailer actions on toxic chemicals came out recently. Remember when you sent an email to all nineteen companies that earned Fs on the 2018 report card? Well, guess what—it’s working!
Five of the retailers you emailed made improvements this year and moved to higher grades!
As consumers, we have incredible power to drive change in the marketplace. And as retailers are ranked against each other, more and more of them are creating policies to address toxic chemicals in products and packaging. In the last year, Sephora, Staples, Lowe’s and others launched new safer chemicals policies to drive toxic chemicals out of their products and supply chains.
BUT, about a third of the companies we graded still earned Fs for failing to publicly address the chemical safety of the products they sell.
Because consumers like you are calling on stores to make sure the products they sell are safe, this year:
But many other retailers have failed to publicly act on toxic chemicals. Fourteen retailers made the 2019 retailer report card “Toxic Hall of Shame” by earning an F grade.
If we all come together, we can hold these corporations accountable and get them to put customers’ health above the profits of the chemical industry.
PS – As consumers, we have incredible power to drive change in the marketplace to build a toxic-free future. Take action now!
1 – The retailers that earned Fs are: 99 Cents Only, Ace Hardware, McDonald’s, Metro, Nordstrom, Publix, Restaurant Brands International, Sally Beauty, Sobeys, Starbucks, Subway, TJX, Ulta and Yum! Brands.