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Target’s new chemicals policy hits a bullseye

Nationwide superstore chain Target has outlined a new chemicals strategy that “promises to cleanse its shelves, and the brands along its value chain, of toxic chemicals.” Target’s announcement on January 25th made toxic chemicals public enemy number one. Their decision could have far-reaching implications. Jennifer Silberman, Target’s chief sustainability officer (CSO), made Target’s intentions clear when she said, "Our chemical strategy will be one of the most comprehensive in the U.S. retail industry, including all Target-owned and national brand products and operations, not just formulated products…" Ridding their stores of harmful toxins isn’t the only fight Target is taking up; they’re also making a commitment to being open and honest with their customers and stakeholders. Silberman made the importance of transparency clear stating, "We see that information equals empowerment. People have more access than ever to information and choices; our job is to make those choices as easy as possible for our guests.” Target is making great strides in the fight against toxic chemicals, let’s hope that other companies follow suit.

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