Gallery: Zara Caves to Consumer Pressure, Pledges to Eliminate Toxic Chemi...

The world's largest fashion retailer has pledged to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its supply chain and products by 2020. After a week of intense pressure from Greenpeace "Detox" campaign, Zara and its Spanish parent company, Inditex, will require its suppliers to disclose pollution data to communities at the site of the water pollution as early as March 2013. More significantly, Zara, one of the biggest users of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), has committed to phasing out the hormone-disrupting chemicals no later than the end of 2015. The company also promises to reinforce a ban on alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEOs), which scientists describe as “highly toxic to aquatic life.”

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