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Nike responds to Greenpeace ‘detox’ challenge

Nike has committed to the elimination of releases of all hazardous chemicals across its entire supply chain and lifecycle of its products by 2020, following a Greenpeace challenge to ‘detox’.

Nike’s promise to remove persistent, bioaccumulative and hormone disrupting substances from its supply chain comes five weeks after the Greenpeace report, Dirty Laundry, revealed commercial links between major clothing brands, including Nike, Puma and adidas, and suppliers responsible for releasing toxic pollution into Chinese rivers.

As well as its commitment to zero hazardous discharges by 2020, Nike has agreed to address the issue of the ‘right to know’ by ensuring full transparency about the chemicals being released from its suppliers’ factories. Nike has said that it will publish its implementation plan within eight weeks.

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