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Walmart has announced a 95% by weight reduction of “high priority chemicals” from certain products sold in US locations, according to its latest global responsibility report.


The company’s policy on sustainable chemistry in consumables, launched in 2013, seeks to remove substances of high concern from goods such as personal care, paper, cleaning, pet, and baby products.


It committed to begin publicly communicating its progress from January this year.


Absent from its announcement, however, is the list of the “ten or so” high priority chemicals that have been addressed. Kevin Gardner, senior director of Walmart’s global responsibility communications, toldChemical Watch that the company plans to release the list “in the coming months”.



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