Campaign For Safe Cosmetics Targets Industry, Retailer “Laggards” In 2014
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ efforts in 2013 contributed to movement among retailers to act as surrogate regulators for the personal-care industry, restricting ingredients of concern and promoting transparency, according to CSC co-founder Janet Nudelman.
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Target will show favor to products that rank the highest against its Sustainable Product Standard, the retail giant says. Intended to push vendors to adopt sustainable strategies rather than restricting or banning ingredients outright, the standard will score products from zero to 100 based on ingredient sustainability, transparency and overall environmental impact.
Walmart aims to reduce or eliminate high-priority toxins from its beauty offering with a program announced Sept. 12. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics celebrates the move and calls on Target to implement a similar safe-cosmetics policy in its stores.