Which retailers are looking out for the health of your family and protecting them from toxic chemicals? This is an important question for families who are constantly shopping at retail stores. And we’re in luck because Safer Chemicals Healthy Families has done all the work behind the scenes to answer that question and because they are a partner, we report on their findings each year. This year, they released their Retail Reportcard evaluating over 50 retailers to ascertain who is making strides to keep us safe from toxic chemicals and then who is sticking their heads in the sand. Would you like to know? You’ve trusted Mamavation to bring you topics like how everytime you touch a Target receipt your skin gets contaminated with bisphenols, likely causes for food allergies in children, & how nonstick pans can harm your immune system, now join us as we dig into the latest “Mind the Store” Retailer Report Card from Safer Chemicals Healthy Families to dig up all the toxic dirt.
Over 50 retailers were evaluated in the latest Retailer Report Card from Safer Chemicals. Not only does Safer Chemicals evaluate brands for safety, but they also work with them to help them understand what areas they can improve on annually. Retailers receive points for the following:
- Policy: Adopted a retailer safer chemicals policy
- Oversight: Established management responsibilities and incentives
- Accountability: Ensures supply chain accountability
- Disclosure: Requires suppliers to report use of chemicals in products to retailer
- Action: Reduced or eliminated chemicals of high concern within the last three years
- Safer Alternatives: Evaluates safer alternatives, avoids regrettable substitutes
- Transparency: Demonstrates a commitment to transparency and public disclosure
- Chemical Footprint: Evaluates its chemical footprint
- Third-party Standards: Promotes credible third-party standards for safer products
Then there is the extra credit round. Which some of these retailers rely on heavily for a high score. Because let’s face it, no one wants a C, or God forbid, an F. If a brand is making progress and working with NGOs to improve, they score higher. If they make progress one year and then nothing the next, they automatically score lower. This is because we want them to constantly strive for improvement. So here are all the ways a retailer can get extra credit to bring up their score. And these are all good things, so don’t worry about them cheating the system.
- Joint Announcement: Public commitment demonstrated through a joint announcement
- Continuous Improvement: Shows continuous improvement by steadily expanding safer chemicals policy
- Safer Products: Program to promote safer products in stores and/or on website
- Collaboration: Actively participates in a collaborative process to promote safer chemicals
- Impact Investment: Investing financial resources into independent research into safer alternatives and/or green chemistry solutions
The “Mind The Store” Retailers Report Card
Details From the “Mind The Store” Retailers Report Card
Apple improved from last year scoring 106.25 points out of 135 points. Apple replaced methanol, xylene, cyclohexane, acetone, and methyl ethyl ketone in cleaning products used during manufacturing with “safer alternatives including ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, glycerol, and water.” Apple has bisphenols in their thermal receipt paper so avoid touching it because it’s in powder form and can get on your hands.
Target improved from last year scoring 95.5 out of 135 possible points. To meet the criteria for the Essentials and Beauty category, the company states a product must meet the following criteria at a minimum: “formulated without the following unwanted chemicals: propyl-paraben, butyl-paraben, phthalates, formaldehyde, formaldehyde-donors or nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs). To understand the formulation and the chemicals therein, we also expect full ingredient transparency from our vendors of these products for screening purposes. This means that generic ingredients, like fragrance, must either be natural or have sub-ingredients listed.” Target expands that “18 percent of items in beauty, baby care, personal care, and household cleaning product categories are formulated without phthalates, propyl-paraben, butyl-paraben, formaldehyde, formaldehyde-donors or NPEs. We do not have 20 percent of our products formulated without these chemicals and do not have permission to screen 62 percent of our products.” That’s good and bad news. Only some of their personal care products are safe and you’ll still need to watch out for the rest.
Target is also starting to change their textiles. They are currently evaluating which companies are adding fire retardants to their products and are going to start pressuring them to phase out, so in the future, the furniture, clothes, and bedding will be safer for your family. That day has not come yet. Where Target got dinged was in safer alternatives. An example of that is when they reformulated their target receipt paper to BPS from BPA. BPS is a regrettable substitution because it’s likely more dangerous than the original chemical. We are asking Target to change this and you can join 50,000 other customers asking them to reformulate bisphenols out of their thermal receipt paper on our petition.
Walmart & Sams Club–A-
Walmart improved from previous years scoring 93.75 out of 135 possible points. Good news! They announced it was phasing out the sale of methylene chloride- and NMP-based paint strippers in all of its stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America and on walmart.com. They’ve also been working on their chemical policy, becoming the fourth major retailer to take action on these harmful chemicals They are focusing more on a list of concern with 2,700 chemicals, but hasn’t released a list of what those specific chemicals are. However, this list grew by adding two new authoritative lists of fragrance chemicals of concern. Walmart lost points for safer alternatives which tells us they are using “regrettable substitutions” in their products. This is where they can continue to improve. Walmart also uses bisphenols nn their thermal receipt paper, so try not to touch it.
Ikea improved from previous years scoring 87.75 out of 135 possible points. IKEA reported in 2018 that it has phased out cobalt, benzophenone, and two biocides (Biphenyl-2-ol, Sodium-2-biipphenylate) from surface coatings and coverings and banned benzophenone as a stabilizer in polymers. Additionally, the company banned all PFAS in textiles (2016), launched new fire barrier interline without the need for flame retardant chemicals (2015), banned bisphenols in food contact materials (2015), and replaced compact fluorescent lighting with LEDs, eliminating mercury (2015). IKEA says that FY 16 was the first year in which 100% of the leather used was produced with chrome-free processes, but no specific metrics on a reduction of chemicals used were reported. But one of the things they got dinged on was transparency. Ikea just basically asks us to trust them instead of getting 3rd party certifications for things. Another thing, their thermal receipt paper is made with bisphenols so please try not to touch them.
Whole Foods Market–B+
Whole Foods improved from previous years scoring 83.75 out of 135 possible points. Whole Foods Market has several policies around chemicals – including the Eco-Scale rating system, the first cleaning product standard of any retailer; Body Care Quality Standards; and protocols for chemicals not allowed in packaging, such as BPA in can linings. However, they aren’t perfect, hence the score. Whole Foods Market evaluates the ingredients in the body care products it sells and, as of last year, banned 117 chemicals in all products in this category and 471 chemicals for Premium Body Care products. Although one of the problems Whole Foods Market has is their packaging. Very little has been done making food packaging chemicals less toxic, so don’t assume packaging is any different. One place they can improve is a reduction or elimination of chemicals of high concern, and completely eliminating and safely replacing BPA and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging and food contact materials as well as phthalates in food and food contact materials in its supply chain. Whole Foods also has thermal receipt paper made from bisphenols so try not to touch them.
CVS scored 82.5 out of 135 possible points. They improved on their cosmetic safety policy. In April 2017, CVS Health announced it “took a major step forward in advancing its efforts to address chemicals of consumer concern by announcing the removal of parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors across nearly 600 beauty and personal care products from its store brand CVS Health, Beauty 360, Essence of Beauty, and Blade product lines. The Promise Organic line of store brand products also does not contain any of these ingredients. CVS Pharmacy will stop shipping store brand products that don’t meet these standards to distribution centers by the end of 2019.” More than 4,100 CVS Pharmacy locations will carry items including bio-based, non-chlorinated diapers; biodegradable wipes; and a shampoo made with organic botanicals. Honest Company products will also be available on a dedicated microsite at CVS.com.”
And they are making some strides in keeping brands accountable. “We have recently initiated a program to screen for restricted chemicals via the WERCS, we are the first retailer to implement this. This allows us to screen both publicly disclosed ingredients and any proprietary blends, which are not disclosed to the public, but are put into WERCS.” But one of the places CVS falls short is their thermal receipt paper. It’s contaminated with a regrettable substitution bisphenol chemical called BPS. Green American is petitioning them to skip receipts completely and you can sign that here. I’m sure that also means brands within their store would still contain products with regrettable substitutions. So don’t go rushing there yet. And about that loooooooooooong receipt they have? You can opt out of that receipt, but not many people are actually doing that because they don’t promote the program very well.
RITE AID scored 81.5 out of 135 possible points. Suppliers have indicated to them that the following four CHCs no longer exist in formulated products: triclosan, formaldehyde, diethyl phthalate, and dibutyl phthalate. In reality, we don’t really know if this has happened. But to be more specific, they communicated the number of suppliers producing own-brand products for Rite Aid that contain these [initially listed chemicals of high concern] has dropped by 64%. RITE AID is talking a big talk but they haven’t set a tangible goal yet. I’d love to see them do that to see all this come to fruition soon. RITE AID also has bisphenols in their receipt paper, so try to avoid touching them.
Walgreens has improved significantly from last year earning 70.5 out of 135 possible points. They just announced a chemical policy, but nothing has really happened yet. Hopefully, this will move them forward. Walgreens reported that it has reformulated most of its owned-brand sunscreens, including all of its baby, kid, and moisturizing sunscreen lines, to be paraben-free and oxybenzone-free. The company offers 20 paraben-free sunscreen formulations (83% of all sunscreen formulations) and 15 oxybenzone-free sunscreen formulations (62% of total). Walgreens allows its customers to more easily search for safer products on its website. On at least some pages that have a list of filters on the lefthand side, the filters include “Fragrance-Free,” “No Phthalates,” “Paraben-Free,” “Sulfate-Free,” and “Dye Free.” But they are a bit week on finding chemicals that are not regrettable substitutions yet. Good job, but keep going! Walgreen also has bisphenols in their thermal receipt paper, so please avoid touching it!
The Home Depot–B-
The Home Depot improved from their score last year by scoring 63 out of 135 possible points. The company has continued to demonstrate progress on toxic chemicals over the past year, announcing new restrictions on nine toxic chemicals in household cleaning products by 2022 and notably becoming the third major U.S. retailer to announce a ban on methylene chloride- and NMP-based paint strippers in all of its stores by the end of 2018. the company is committed to working with suppliers to improve chemicals in categories with the greatest potential impact to indoor air quality, and will conduct annual reviews of product categories to track progress and drive innovation.” The new strategy includes commitments to restrict hazardous chemicals of concern, such as flame retardants, PFAS, phthalates, vinyl chloride, and triclosan, from key product categories, including paints, vinyl and laminate flooring, wall-to-wall carpet, and fiberglass insulation. The Home Depot has also set restrictions on polyvinyl chloride (PVC), phthalates, triclosan, coal fly ash, and other dangerous chemicals in wall-to-wall carpet, among other chemical restrictions. They can still improve by phasing out the use of ortho-phthalates, halogenated flame retardants, PFAS chemicals, methylene chloride, and NMP in other key product categories. The Home Depot also has bisphenols in their thermal receipt paper so please avoid touching it.
Aldi earned 63 points out of 135 total points. Aldi US has not adopted a comprehensive chemicals policy that encompasses all the products it sells, including food, food packaging, and food contact materials. Therefore, Aldi has no public written safer chemicals policy on PFAS, BPA, or ortho-phthalates in the food supply chain. However, the company has made significant progress in addressing chemicals in garments, household textiles, and footwear.
The company made a commitment to achieve the goals of the Greenpeace Detox Campaign to reduce negative impacts on the environment and health caused by chemicals used in the textile and footwear industries. Aldi US has an M-RSL/RSL that applies to apparel, household textiles, and footwear, and set quantifiable goals for reducing eleven groups of chemicals of concern in these product categories. Aldi conducts training for suppliers and requires OEKO-TEX certification for textiles, which involves testing by third-party approved laboratories. Aldi’s production facilities achieved and reported an eight percent reduction in APEO findings in wastewater and sludge in 2017. They also report a complete elimination of APEOs and PFCs in all apparel, footwear, and household textiles. But they are weak on ensuring regrettable substitution chemicals do not get inside as a replacement. And Aldi also has bisphenols inside their thermal receipt paper, so please avoid touching it.
Best Buy earned 54.25 out of 135 possible points, which is a reduction because they did not work to improve on what they did last year. The company sells and promotes EPEAT-certified products that are free of certain hazardous chemicals. Best Buy remains active in the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council’s Retailer Leadership Council and is participating in the Responsible Business Alliance (formerly the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition). But this year they didn’t dedicate resources to going forward. We are hoping next year changes.
One thing of note to know that is positive about Best Buy is their thermal receipt paper is bisphenol free!
Costco made a slight improvement from last year scoring 52.75 out of 135 possible points. Costco made progress in 2018 in improving its work to address harmful chemicals, most notably by adopting new restrictions on toxic chemicals in textiles and in their manufacturing. The new chemical restrictions for textiles apply to apparel and footwear, textile sporting goods, luggage, handbags, and home textiles, such as blankets, sheets, rugs, and towels. The company also notably disclosed chemicals it is restricting in non-foods packaging, expanded the Smart Screening Program, and is now encouraging suppliers to attain qualified third-party certifications. Costco announced a new partnership with the University of California’s Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry to identify ways to improve its chemical management program, beginning with a focus on three product areas: furniture, textiles, and personal care and household products. However, nothing has really happened yet so this is the wait and see year.
I like how Costco has embraced organic food but they can improve with safer packaging, personal care products, electronics, cleaning products, etc. Costco can continue to make progress by fully disclosing its restricted substance lists by product category, expanding its restrictions on textiles chemicals to eliminate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) chemicals, setting public quantifiable goals with clear timelines for reducing and eliminating chemicals of high concern, and completely eliminating and safely replacing BPA and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging and food contact materials as well as phthalates in food and food contact materials in its supply chain. Costco also has bisphenols in their thermal receipt paper so don’t touch it, please!
Loblaws scored 52 out of a possible 135 points. Loblaw disclosed a goal of removing triclosan, phthalates, and plastic microbeads from household, beauty, and cosmetic products in two of its private-label product lines by the end of 2018, and mentioned an ongoing effort to “encourage [its] suppliers to identify and eliminate phthalates that may come from other sources, such as manufacturing equipment and packaging.” The company reported progress on this initiative, stating that it “successfully stopped manufacturing products formulated with plastic microbeads, triclosan and phthalates by year-end 2017. Loblaw can make improve by setting public quantifiable goals with clear timelines for removing BPA and other bisphenols from receipts, and completely eliminating and safely replacing BPA and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging and food contact materials as well as phthalates in food and food contact materials in its supply chain. Loblaws has bisphenols in their thermal receipt paper so please don’t touch it.
Amazon has significantly improved it’s score by from an F two years ago to a C scoring 51.75 out of 135 possible points. The company has made significant progress over the past year by developing a new chemicals policy, which includes a Restricted Substance List (RSL) targeting more than 50 chemicals of concern for elimination in Amazon private-brand baby (shampoo, lotion, wipes), household cleaning (all-purpose, kitchen, and bathroom cleaners), personal care (shampoo, sanitizers, moisturizers), and beauty (make-up) products.
They are also going to be improving the ability to search for safer products online. “Our goal is to make product health and sustainability data as easy for customers to access and interpret as price and customer reviews. This is why we are working on website features that will make it easier for customers to access comprehensive information about product ingredients and third-party certifications. We hope that making this information more readily available for customers will encourage additional brands to move away from potentially hazardous chemistries in their products and adopt safer chemistries.” Amazon cites Safer Choice, Made Safe, Green Seal and Cradle 2 Cradle as examples of third-party standards it is focused on.
However, nothing is being restricted on Amazon.com to make the store, in general, a safer place to shop. We would love to see them pressure other brands to reformulate to safer products.
Sephora scored 50.25 out of 135 possible points. Sephora has an restricted substances list (RSL) for its private-label products, which, according to information provided by the company, includes all but two of the “Hazardous 100+” chemicals identified by Mind the Store. However, this is not available for anyone to see online or anywhere else. Other than saying “trust us” we don’t really now what is happening over there. The thermal receipt paper at Sephora also contains bisphenols, so please avoid touching it.
Albertsons, Safeway & Vons–C+
Albertsons scored 45.25 out of 135 possible points. Since announcing the company’s chemical policy last year, it eliminated BPA from all self-manufactured beverage cans in its OWN Brands portfolio of products. However, they may have replaced those can linings with another bisphenol so hold your horses before you celebrate. They have not been strong on safer replacement chemicals using green chemistry yet. The company maintains a Beyond Restricted Substance List (BRSL) for its Open Nature private-label line of products, certifies a number of private-label products to EPA Safer Choice, has set restrictions on BPA in packaging, and on parabens, phthalates, and triclosan in its private-label baby products. Albertsons can make progress by developing public BRSLs for a broader assortment of private-label and brand-name products in key product categories, setting public quantifiable goals with clear timelines for reducing chemicals of high concern, and completely eliminating and safely replacing BPA and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging and food contact materials as well as phthalates in food and food contact materials in its supply chain. Albertsons also has bisphenols in their thermal receipt paper, so please don’t touch them.
Staples scored 37.5 out of 135 possible points. Staples has not publicly released or implemented a chemical policy, although the company indicates it’s working on one. Staples “has informed us that it followed through on a public pledge made in 2016 to work to eliminate chemical flame retardants in chairs it sells. The company also informed us that it has eliminated phthalates from its private-label chair mats and BPA from its private-label add rolls, although it was not clear when these changes were made.” Other than that, nothing has really been done to create or follow through on a plan. And Staples also has bisphenols inside their thermal receipt paper, so please don’t touch them.
Bed, Bath & Beyond, Costplus World Market & Buy Buy Baby–D+
Bed, Bath & Beyond and companies scored 36.5 points out of 135 possible points this year. Bed Bath & Beyond has taken leading-edge steps to restrict specific chemicals of concern, but public disclosure of these has slowed in the past couple of years. The company established a Restricted Substances List (RSL) in 2014. Several years ago, it restricted chemicals such as BPA in food-contact items; triclosan in personal care products; phthalates, lead, and cadmium in baby products; and certain flame retardant chemicals in all products. All of this sounds great, but they have lagged in ensuring this is happening OR if these chemicals are getting replaced with other dangerous chemicals. Until we know all that, it’s weak, which is why the low score. Bed, Bath & Beyond and other companies also have thermal receipt paper contaminated with bisphenols so please don’t touch them.
Lowe’s scored 36 out of 135 possible points. They made their first-ever commitment to developing a comprehensive chemicals policy and demonstrated impressive leadership by becoming the first major U.S.-based retailer to announce a global ban on the sale of paint strippers containing methylene chloride and NMP in all of its stores. This helped spur a major ripple effect among other large home improvement, paint, and big-box retailers who joined the market shift away from toxic paint strippers. In 2015, Lowe’s also adopted a policy to eliminate phthalates in its flooring by the end of 2015, making it the second largest home improvement retailer in the country to adopt such a policy. Lowes needs to start eliminating additional chemicals of high concern such as halogenated flame retardants and PFAS chemicals in other key product categories. Lowes also has bisphenols in their thermal receipt paper, so please avoid touching them.
Kroger, Harris Teeter & Ralphs–D+
Kroger has 34.75 out of 135 possible points. In 2018, the company shared it “removed parabens, phthalates and formaldehyde donors from several Kroger brand health and beauty care items including skin lotions, skin cleansers, sunscreen, oral care and shampoo.” Kroger has made some limited progress in reducing the use of BPA in canned food liners in 2018. In 2017, the company reported that it had converted 90% of its store-branded canned food liners away from BPA, and in 2018, it reported that the figure had increased to 92%. It has a goal to move to BPA-free liners in 100% of its brands of canned food. However, the company has not disclosed a timeframe or plan for completely eliminating and safely replacing BPA in canned food liners. Kroger needs to start eliminating and safely replacing BPA and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in food packaging and food contact materials as well as phthalates in food and food contact materials in its supply chain. Kroger also has bisphenols in their thermal receipt paper, so please don’t touch them.
Kohl’s earned 29.75 points out of 135 points. Following the company’s recent posting of a chemicals policy on its website, Kohl’s achieved a significant improvement over its grade of F with zero points in 2017. It is unclear if the policy itself is new or just newly disclosed—Kohl’s did not respond to our opportunity to clarify its policies in 2017 and the policy itself is not dated. Kohl’s can make progress by adding more detail to its policy to specify the processes for testing and auditing its suppliers and setting public quantifiable goals with clear timelines for reducing and eliminating chemicals of high concern from its private-label and “direct import” products. Additionally, Kohl’s should work to apply its chemical policy to other products it sells beyond its private label and direct imports. Kohl’s also has bisphenols in their thermal receipt paper so please don’t touch them.
Dollar Tree & Family Dollar–D
Dollar Tree scored 27.5 out of 135 possible points. Dollar Tree first announced its Commitment to Eliminate Priority Chemicals in June 2017. The policy lists 17 priority chemicals or classes of chemicals that it expects its suppliers to reduce or eliminate from its products by 2020, which is a reasonably aggressive timeline for a significant group of chemicals. Dollar Tree asked suppliers to report products containing these priority chemicals by January 31, 2017 but the company did not publicly disclose the responses. It appears this was a one-time disclosure requirement. Dollar Tree can make progress by establishing and disclosing strong plans for holding suppliers accountable to its chemicals policy and ensuring oversight by senior management. The company should also expand its policy to cover chemicals used in packaging and manufacturing processes. Dollar Tree also has thermal receipt paper contaminated with bisphenols, so don’t touch them.
Macy’s, Bloomingdales & bluemercury–F
Macy’s scored 13 out of 135 possible points. Macy’s started to take some actions to address toxic chemicals in its products back in 2015, but still has much room for improvement. Macy’s does not have a public safer chemicals policy. Macy’s committed to eliminating flame retardants in the furniture it sells in 2015, but has not publicly discussed the status of this commitment or disclosed any major initiatives since then. Macy’s subsidiaries do promote safer products online by highlighting natural or clean beauty products, but Macy’s itself does not currently highlight these products as much as it had in 2017. The company also sells sheets, bath towels, and rugs with the label of “Made in Green by OEKO-TEX,” which appears to mean that certain toxic chemicals are limited. However, the company doesn’t appear to require its products to be certified to a third-party safer chemicals standard and doesn’t appear to require the disclosure of ingredients to show that these products are in fact safer. Macy’s has bisphenol contamination in their thermal receipt paper, so avoid touching it.
Ulta Beauty scored 13 out of 135 possible points. This decline was driven by the fact that Ulta provides no public accountability or detail on its chemical safety programs and therefore we have been unable to score improvements or changes. The company earned points for making efforts in recent years to require the suppliers of its private-label products to eliminate chemicals of high concern identified in a private list that goes beyond legal requirements as new products are added and existing products reformulated. This list includes prohibitions on parabens, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, BHA & BHT, alkylphenol ethoxylates, and toluene and xylene in nail products. Unfortunately, Ulta has made little of this information public, only sharing limited, non-quantified information with us for the purposes of this report. While it labels its reformulated products as “free from” specific chemicals, this information is not readily searchable on its website or displayed in store, making it difficult for consumers to identify safer products. Ulta does not appear to be taking action with suppliers outside of those producing its private-label brands.
Food Lion, Stop & Shop & Giant–F
Food Lion scored 11.5 out of 135 points. Ahold Delhaize, the parent company of many familiar supermarket chains, including Food Lion, Stop & Shop, Giant, and Hannaford, has failed to publicly address toxic chemicals in the products it sells.
Nordstrom scored 11 out of 135 points. Nordstrom is failing to publicly address toxic chemicals in the products it sells.
Trader Joes scored 9 points out of 135 possible points. Trader Joe’s announced it would be moving to phenol-free reciept paper in January 2018, and the company updated the November 2017 statement in May of 2018 to notify the public that it would be rolling out non-phenol receipt paper in the next few months. Beyond that Trader Joes is failing to publicly address toxic chemicals in the products its sells.
Panera Bread scored 8.5 points out of 135. Panera has established a chemical policy related to restricted substances in food packaging and the food contents therein, but has not disclosed its restricted substance list (RSL). The company also indicated in 2016 that it was working on PFAS in packaging, but has not disclosed the details of its activities or progress since then. Panera Bread has also established a strong “Food Policy” and “No No List” for ingredients it doesn’t allow in food and should expand these efforts to address key toxic chemicals that are indirect food additives – BPA, ortho-phthalates, and PFAS – in its food supply chain. Panera Bread likely has bisphenols in their thermal receipt paper.
Office Depot & Office Max–F
Office Depot scored 5.5 points out of 135 points. Office Depot (which includes OfficeMax) is failing to publicly address toxic chemicals in the products it sells.
99 Cents Only Store–F
99 Cents Only Store scored 0 out of 135 points. 99 Cents Only Stores is failing to publicly address toxic chemicals in the products it sells.
Ace Hardware scored 0 out of 135 points. Ace Hardware is failing to publicly address toxic chemicals in the products it sells.
Dollar General scored 0 out of 135 points. Dollar General is still failing to publicly address toxic chemicals in the products it sells.
McDonald’s scored 0 out of 135 points. McDonald’s is failing to publicly address key toxic chemicals – BPA, ortho-phthalates, and PFAS – in its food supply chain.
Publix scored 0 out of 135 points. Publix is failing to publicly address toxic chemicals in the products it sells.
Burger King, Tim Hortons, & Popeyes–F
Burger King and companies scored 0 out of 135 points. Restaurant Brands International (RBI), including subsidiaries Tim Hortons, Burger King and Popeyes, is failing to publicly address key toxic chemicals – BPA, ortho-phthalates, and PFAS – in its food supply chain.
Sally Beauty scored 0 out of 135 points. Sally Beauty is failing to publicly address toxic chemicals in the products it sells.
Sobeys scored 0 out of 135 points. Sobeys is failing to publicly address toxic chemicals in the products it sells. The company commits to enhancing sustainability for packaging and materials through sourcing materials responsibly and assessing alternative materials and designs, but this does not appear to relate to avoiding chemicals of concern in product packaging.
Starbucks scored 0 out of 135 points. Starbucks is failing to publicly address key toxic chemicals – BPA, ortho-phthalates, and PFAS – in its food supply chain.
Subway scored 0 out of 135 points. Subway is failing to publicly address key toxic chemicals – BPA, ortho-phthalates, and PFAS – in its food supply chain.
TJ Max & Marshalls & HomeGoods–F
TJ Max scored 0 out of 135 points. TJX Companies (the parent of TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods) is still failing to publicly address toxic chemicals in the products it sells.
Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut & Taco Bell–F
Kentucky Fried Chicken and companies scored 0 out of 135 points. Yum! Brands, including subsidiaries KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, is failing to publicly address key toxic chemicals – BPA, ortho-phthalates, and PFAS – in its food suppy chain.