In a press release published by non-governmental organizations Clean Production Action and Investor Environmental Health Network on April 29, 2019, U.S. discount variety store Dollar Tree was announced to have joined the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP). The CFP involves a survey that “evaluates companies and their chemicals management policies and practices based on four key pillars” of management strategy, chemical inventory, footprint measurement, and public disclosure and verification. The project aims to provide “a metric for benchmarking companies as they reduce their use of chemicals of high concern and select safer alternatives.”

Dollar Tree operates nearly 15,000 stores across the U.S. and joins two other major retailers, Target and Walmart, to participate in the project. “The Chemical Footprint Project Survey provides businesses with a roadmap to reducing chemical risks and capturing market opportunities,” said Mark Rossi, co-founder of the Chemical Footprint Project and Executive Director of Clean Production Action. “We welcome Dollar Tree’s participation in the CFP Survey and look forward to working with them on product safety and consumer health.” In November 2018, the project released its third annual report (FPF reported), and the fourth annual report including Dollar Tree’s results is expected in the third quarter of 2019.

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Clean Production Action (April 29, 2019). “Dollar Tree joins Chemical Footprint Project.”

Chemical Watch (May 2, 2019). “Dollar Tree signs up to the Chemical Footprint Project.