Puma, the third largest sportswear company in the world, has leaped ahead of rivals Nike and Adidas this morning by publicly committing to the elimination of all releases of hazardous chemicals from its entire product life cycle, and across its global supply chain, by the year 2020. The move comes less than two weeks into our Detox campaign, and shows the power of thousands of people challenging the industry online and in cities around the world.
The question is, who will take the Detox Challenge to the next level -- Nike or Adidas.Please sign our our petition if you haven't yet or forward this email to your friends.
As much as 70 percent of China's rivers, lakes and reservoirs are affected by water pollution, and the clothing industry is making it worse by pouring hazardous chemicals into the mix.
Our brand choices give industry leaders like Nike and Adidas power. Now, we need them to use that power for good and help champion a toxic-free future. By working with their suppliers to eliminate the use and release of all hazardous chemicals in their supply chains and products, these brands can detox our sportswear, detox our water, and detox our future.
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Round one of the Detox challenge belongs to Puma who has sent a clear message to its competitors that allowing suppliers to use and discharge toxics is simply not acceptable. But Nike and Adidas could still steal the lead by matching Puma, and then going further by coming clean about the hazardous chemicals released during the production of their products.
It's working - please spread the word today!
The Greenpeace Detox Team
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 Read more about Puma's leap forward on our blog