Investor Environmental Health Network Addresses Product Toxicity Through Safer Alternatives [USA]

Author: Bill Baue, SocialFunds.com, Published on: 4 May 2006

The launch of the Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN) today marks the formalization of a shareowner advocacy campaign promoting safer alternatives to toxic chemicals contained in consumer products. IEHN...issued a joint statement outlining the business case for phasing out toxic chemicals in products and moving toward safer alternatives. Boston Common and Domini, along with fellow IEHN members Green Century Capital Management, Citizens Advisers, Amalgamated Bank, and Trillium Asset Management, have filed shareowner resolutions on product toxicity at 11 companies this proxy season [including Avon, CVS, DuPont, Whole Foods, Becton-Dickinson (BD), Dow Chemical]. [also refers to steps to eliminate toxins in SC Johnson products]

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Related companies: Avon BD (Becton, Dickinson) CVS Dow Chemical DuPont SC Johnson Whole Foods Market