27 Apr '13, 1pm

Greenpeace pens an open letter to Gap urging it to stop "sponsoring" river pollution in China, Mexico, and Indonesia

Last week, Greenpeace International released an investigation revealing how a facility in Indonesia was releasing a cocktail of hazardous chemicals – including nonylphenol, antimony and tributyl phosphate—and pH 14 wastewater directly into a local water system that millions of people depend upon for their drinking water and livelihoods. This facility is owned by PT Gistex Group, a supplier that Gap Inc. has a business relationship with—a fact that has been acknowledged by your team. This is not the first time that Gap Inc. has been found to be conducting business with a polluting supplier. In China and Mexico investigations also revealed links between Gap and suppliers releasing toxic chemicals into the local waterways. And the problem gets worse. Investigations into Gap-branded clothing also revealed that 78 percent of the items tested contained traces of nonylphenol etho...

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/greenpeace-tells-gap-to-stop-spo...

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