Target launches new guidelines to control chemicals in its supply chain

Target Corp. on Wednesday introduced new guidelines surrounding use of chemicals in products.

Through the new guidelines, Target will require suppliers to remove perfluorinated chemicals and flame retardants from textiles in the next five years and — eventually — list all ingredients in their products, reports Fortune. By 2020, the retailer wants full ingredient disclosure on items in major categories like beauty, baby, personal care and cleaning goods.

"It's ambitious, but using our size, scale and expertise, we think we'll be able to make significant progress," Jennifer Silberman, Target's chief sustainability officer, wrote in a blog post.

Target committed to improving transparency surrounding product ingredients four years ago. Less than two years ago, the retailer expanded the list of chemicals it wanted supplier to remove from products, according to the report. The retailer also introduced a multibrand collection offering products with cleaner ingredients, calling them "good-for-you brands," reports Fortune.

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