02 Sep '11, 12pm

Largest Sportswear Companies Pledge Zero Discharge - SustainableBusiness.com

Adidas is the last of the three largest sportswear companies to pledge to eliminate hazardous chemical discharges throughout its entire supply chain and across the entire lifecycle of its products by 2020. The company joined Puma and Nike in making the commitment, just seven weeks after the release of a Greenpeace report, "Dirty Laundry," which linked the companies and their suppliers to the release of hazardous and hormone-disrupting chemicals into Chinese rivers. As part of its commitment, Adidas is taking concrete, immediate actions including a phase-out map for bioaccumulative and hormone-disrupting substances, such as nonylphenol, based on a `no safe levels´ approach; and committed to work with all levels of its supply chain. Adidas will also address the principle of "right to know" by ensuring full transparency about chemicals being released from suppliers' factories...

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