24 Aug '11, 3pm

Adidas to Work With Greenpeace to Remove Toxics from Global Supply Chain

Adidas to Work With Greenpeace to Remove Toxics from Global Supply Chain

Adidas has revealed it is talking to competing sportswear brands, including Nike and Puma, as part of efforts to develop an industry-wide commitment to detoxing the supply chain. The news comes as Greenpeace today stepped up its campaign against hazardous chemicals used in textile manufacturing with the release of a second report as part of its high-profile "Dirty Laundry " campaign. Today's report found the presence of nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) in items of clothing bought in the EU bearing labels from high-profile brands such as Adidas, H&M and Abercrombie & Fitch. NPE breaks down to form nonylphenol (NP), a persistent chemical with hormone-disrupting properties that builds up in the food chain and can prove hazardous even at very low levels. Of the 78 articles of clothing analyzed, 52 tested positive for the presence of NPEs above the limit of 0.1 percent, with bran...

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