- Leah Segedie, Hostess of ShiftCon
- ShiftCon Leadership Team
- Andy Igrejas, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families
- Mike Schade, Safer Chemicals Healthy Families
WHAT: Welcome Ceremony and Safer Chemicals Awards Ceremony
SPONSOR: Safer Chemicals Healthy Families
WHEN: Thursday, December 1st
TIME: 8pm CST
Dear SCHF bloggers,
We wanted you to be among the first to know we’re releasing a BIG new report card grading the nation’s biggest retailers on steps they’re taking (or not) tackling toxic chemicals, three years since we’ve launched the Mind the Store campaign and just in time for the holiday shopping season.
“Who’s Minding the Store? — A Report Card on Retailer Actions to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals,” is the first major evaluation of eleven of the United States’ largest retailers’ safer chemicals programs.
For those of you that have blogged about the campaign and retailers before, this is a great opportunity to take a step back and look at the progress that’s been made, and where the laggards need to catch up!
The investigation revealed that while some leading retailers (Walmart, Target and CVS) are making significant progress to move the market away from toxic chemicals, other top retailers (like Amazon, Costco, Kroger and Albertsons) remain serious laggards. The report card will reveal new public commitments, policies and initiatives from Target, CVS and Best Buy that have never been disclosed before. You’re not gonna wanna miss this one.
Would you be interested in blogging on the report card, or sharing on social media, starting on Wednesday? Wehave materials that can make it super easy to prep, write on and share including
- The national news release
- Executive summary and key findings
- 2 page factsheet summarizing the findings and scores
- Detailed scores for each of the 11 retailers evaluated
- Graphics, sample social media copy, and more!
Let me know if you’d like embargoed copies of any of these materials.
In conjunction with the release, we’re also launching a new action alert targeting the eleven retailers graded in the report card.
We’d love to partner with you to make the release of this as big of a splash as possible, especially with the holidays approaching. Thanks all!
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