A growing list of retailers have implemented ingredient policies to meet goals increased consumer transparency, safety, and environmental sustainability.
Keeping up with the trend, Rite Aid has announced that it is updating and expanding its efforts to reduce what they consider “toxic” chemicals in the products it sells.
The new efforts include:
- Offering increased product ingredient transparency by requiring suppliers to provide additional disclosure surrounding generic ingredients, like “fragrance,” by December 2023.
- Enhancing consumer transparency efforts around desired product attributes, such as organic, non-GMO, cruelty-free, and paraben free, making it easier for customers to identify cleaner products.
The drug store chain adopted its restricted substances list (RSL) in 2016 and its chemical management policy in 2018.
Rite Aid screens all formulated products against its full restricted substance list (RSL) that contains 69 chemicals of concern. This list was expanded to go beyond regulatory requirements and include additional chemicals that the US retail sector has prioritized for elimination. The complete list may be found as part of Rite Aid’s chemical policy.