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A Generation of Good; 2013 Coprporate Consciousness Report

At Seventh Generation, we don’t just make products; we seek to engage others in conversations and collaborations about changing our world in positive ways.  We seek to link arms with non-profit organizations, retailers, our supply chain partners and consumers so, together, we can influence the world beyond our size. While this is a 2013 report, two exciting events in 2014 (a new toxics law in Vermont and our successful campaign to deliver 120,000 petitions to Congress urging toxics reform) demonstrate the impact of our ongoing work and are thus included. Toxics Advocacy We ‘re not at all comfortable — horrified is a better word — with the knowledge that there are 80,000 chemicals on the market but EPA has only banned, limited or restricted five of them (see Moms on a Mission) since the ineffective Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was enacted in 1976. For years, Seventh Generation has been tirelessly advocating comprehensive reform of TSCA and seeking the adoption of progressive state policies and laws. While TSCA remains stubbornly unchanged at press time, we are tremendously proud of our home state of Vermont for passing a new toxics chapter 5 | transform commerce law in 2014 (see below). Our hopes for progress in Congress were buoyed by our successful 2014 campaign to get 120,000 concerned individuals to join us in urging Congress to pass meaningful TSCA reforms. “We stormed the halls of Congress, toting the petitions in wheelbarrows,” describes Ashley Orgain, Manager of Mission Outreach and Advocacy. “Our child superheroes — whom we call Toxin Freedom Fighters — came with us in full fighting gear, along with their parents. We got the attention of key congressional leaders and demonstrated loud and clear that Americans want the government to put the health and safety of our families first. We encourage everyone to sign the petition so we can keep the pressure on lawmakers until they act.” VER MONT TOXICS LAW SUCCEE DS! “We congratulate our home state of Vermont for drawing a line in the sand on toxic chemical regulation,” applauds CEO John Replogle. “This has been a long battle for us and we’re thrilled to see the power of citizen voices in creating change that will make Vermont a safer and healthier place to live.” Targeting products marketed to children aged 12 and under, the Toxic Free Families Act gives the state the


A Generation of Good; 2013 Coprporate Consciousness Report
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