For immediate release, 26th July 2011
Puma, the world’s third largest sportswear brand, has responded to a
Greenpeace challenge to ‘detox’, by publicly committing to the
elimination of all releases of hazardous chemicals from its entire
product lifecycle, and across its global supply chain by 2020 (1),
putting it firmly ahead of its competitors Nike and Adidas in the race
for a toxic-free future.
Puma’s move comes less than two weeks after Greenpeace launched its 'Dirty Laundry' report, which identifies commercial links between major clothing brands (2), including Nike, Adidas and Puma, and suppliers responsible for releasing hazardous and hormone-disrupting chemicals into Chinese rivers (3).