The chemical industry would have us all believe that fixing our broken chemical policy would hurt the economy and cost the country jobs. So of course “business” opposes making our federal chemical law, or the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), truly health protective, right? Not so fast, now the American Chemistry Council has some competition with a very different message!
Last week a coalition of socially responsible businesses formed Companies for Safer Chemicals. Creation of the coalition was spearheaded by Breast Cancer Fund partner Seventh Generation and our ally the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC). Companies for Safer Chemicals brings a fresh perspective to the TSCA reform debate that protecting the health of your customers and workers is NOT bad for the economy—in fact, it spurs the innovation that creates jobs!
As John Replogle, president and CEO of Seventh Generation put it: “Federal chemical reform is desperately needed, but after 25 years of doing business, we know we can’t do it alone. We’re honored to be joined by such a diverse group of socially responsible businesses and we’re looking forward to driving change that will protect the health of future generations.”
We applaud Seventh Generation, ASBC and the more than 50 other companies that are stepping up to the plate to push for sensible, health protective changes to TSCA. We look forward to working with Companies for Safer Chemicals to bring home real TSCA reform.
For a full list of participating companies click here.