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TELL THESE RETAILERS TO PROTECT CONSUMERS WITH BETTER, SAFER CHEMICAL POLICIES

 

Hundreds of potentially toxic chemicals are added to the consumer products and food packaging we use and eat from every day. The majority of these chemicals have not been tested for safety, and some are already known to threaten human health and the environment. 

The federal law, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), that is supposed to protect Canadians from harmful chemicals and environmental pollutants is broken. That’s why retailers need to show leadership and step up to protect consumers and workers by adopting strong, safer chemical policies. They also need to take action on chemicals of concern such as bisphenols and PFAS.

Metro, Sobeys, Burger King, Popeye's and Tim Hortons are the Canadian retailers that received a failing grade in the 2019 “Who’s Minding the Store” Retailer Report Card, led by the Mind the Store campaign. These retailers received an F for failing to adopt safer chemical policies that would protect customers and reduce toxics in products and food packaging.


Join us in demanding that these retailers:

  • Adopt safer chemical policies that are made public 

  • Set specific and publicly transparent goals and timelines for removing chemicals of high concern from products and food packaging, such as bisphenols, phthalates, and PFAS

  • Work with suppliers to improve transparency within the supply chain and disclose ingredients to consumers

  • Ensure the transition to safer chemical alternatives and avoid regrettable substitution

  • Demonstrate continuous improvement in expanding the reach of its chemical policy

Join us in telling Metro, Sobeys, Burger King, Popeye's and Tim Hortons to publicly adopt strong and safer chemical policies.

 

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Mr.
Eric R.
La Flèche
President & CEO, Metro Inc.
Ms.
Marie-Claude
Bacon
Senior Director Corporate Affairs, Metro Inc.
Mr.
Michael
Medline
President & CEO, Sobeys
Mr.
Daniel
Schwartz
CEO, Restaurant Brands International Inc.
Mr.
Alexandre
Macedo
President, Tim Hortons
Ms.
Jaquelin
Weatherbee
Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Sobeys Inc.

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