Nike promises to eliminate toxic chemicals from supply chain

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Sportswear giant Nike has pledged to eliminate hazardous chemicals from its supply chains by 2020.

The company plans to work with brands, materials suppliers and the broader chemical industry to phase out toxic chemicals, in particular those that pose the greatest risk to consumers, workers and the environment.

It aims to achieve this goal through innovation and the application of green chemistry, along with broad industry and regulatory collaboration and engagement.

Nike will announce its action plan for eliminating toxic chemicals in its supply chain in eight weeks time, within which it will address transparency, chemical management and a timeline for the elimination of the highest priority chemicals.

The sportswear manufacturer is also inviting others in the industry to co-create a broader action plan for the industry as a whole.

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