“Who’s Minding the Store? — A Report Card on Retailer Actions to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals,” is the first major evaluation of the United States’ largest retailers’ safer chemicals programs.
The investigation revealed that while some leading retailers are making significant progress to move the market away from toxic chemicals, other top retailers remain serious laggards. Major U.S. retailers earned grades ranging from B for good progress to F for failing to develop and make public even basic safer chemical policies. The average grade was a D+, indicating a significant need for improvement by retailers to meet rising consumer demand for safer products.
Navigate through the retailer logos below to see how each company scored, and then TAKE ACTION.
Second largest supermarket chain in North America, owns brands including Carrs, Dominick’s, Pak’n Save, Randall’s, Tom Thumb, Vons, and Pavilions.
The world’s largest online retailer, selling everything from electronics and apparel to appliances and children’s toys.
World’s largest consumer electronics retailer, sells consumer electronics and a variety of related merchandise, in addition to home appliances.
Largest membership-warehouse club in the U.S., stocking a wide range of items including clothing, furniture, food, and appliances.
One of the largest drugstore chains in the U.S., sells prescription drugs and general merchandise including beauty products and convenience foods.
Largest grocery store chain in the country, owns a number of brands including Ralph’s, Smith’s, City Market, Food 4 Less, Dillons, and Fred Meyer.
Major home improvement retailer, sells a range of products including appliances, building supplies, hardware, furniture, and nursery products.
One of the largest “superstore” retailers in the country, selling apparel, health and beauty products, electronics, and hardware supplies.
Largest home-improvement retailer, sells everything from appliances and patio furniture, to power tools and remodeling equipment.
Largest drugstore chain in the U.S., sells prescription and over the counter drugs, and an assortment of consumer goods and services.
The world’s biggest multinational retailer, with “superstores” selling everything from clothes and electronics to furniture and groceries.