CANADIAN RETAILERS ARE FAILING ON TOXICS. TELL THEM TO ACT!
Hundreds of potentially toxic chemicals are added to the 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 known to threaten human health and the environment.
With the lack of government action to protect Canadians from harmful chemicals and environmental pollutants, we need retailers to show leadership and step up to protect customers and workers by adopting strong and safer chemical policies.
Alimentation Couche-Tard (Circle K and Macs), Metro, Sobeys & Restaurants Brand International (Burger King, Popeye's and Tim Hortons) are the Canadian retailers that received a failing grade in this year’s “Who’s Minding the Store” retailer report card, led by the Mind the Store campaign. These retailers earned an F for failing to adopt safer chemical policies that would protect customers and workers, 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 (like BPA and BPS), 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
Tell Alimentation Couche-Tard, Metro, Sobeys, Burger King, Popeye's and Tim Hortons to take action on toxics to protect customers and workers.
Your letter will be sent to the CEOs of these companies.