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Who are the seven new retailers evaluated in the 2021 retailer report card?

We are just one week away from the release of our 5th annual Who’s Minding the Store? retailer report card!

In this report, you can learn about which of the evaluated retailers are leading the market movement to safer chemicals, how they can continue to implement and expand corporate chemical policies, and which of the evaluated retailers are lagging behind the other evaluated retailers.

This year’s report card includes evaluations of seven new retailers, for 50 companies in total. The new companies we evaluated include two convenience store chains, two outdoor apparel retailers, two quick-service restaurant chains, and the owner of an apparel and beauty retailer. 

The seven new companies being evaluated  are:

  • 7-Eleven 
  • Alimentation Couche-Tard (Circle K, Couche-Tard)
  • Chipotle
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods 
  • Dunkin’
  • L Brands (Bath & Body Works, Pink, Victoria’ Secret)
  • REI

These retailers were selected for evaluation because they were among the top 50 U.S. or Canadian retailers by sales or they commanded a major market share in one of 12 major retail sectors where hazardous chemicals are commonly found.

In this year’s report card, we look at how these and other major retailers are addressing toxic classes of chemicals like per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in their products and packaging. We have also strengthened and expanded the criteria, and updated the design of the scorecard to make it more user-friendly for consumers, investors, and journalists.

So mark your calendars for next Tuesday, March 30th, to find out how these and 43 other retailers across the U.S. and Canada rank on toxic chemicals. The results might just surprise you!