Honesty, responsibility and radical transparency in commerce are fundamental practices for Seventh Generation. From our very first days as a company, we have been driven to consider the effects of our actions on the next seven generations. We strive to design products that make a difference — from their development to their production, purchase, use and disposal.
One of the many reasons we stand in support of Women’s Voices for the Earth’s No Secrets campaign is our belief that consumers have a right to know what ingredients are used in the products they buy. We’ve listed all ingredients on our labels since we began making products in 1990.
At the heart of the No Secrets campaign is an understanding that inadequate industry action in the area of ingredient disclosure is concerning given the lack of strong federal legislation to control toxic chemicals.
The law intended to address this, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976, has long been insufficient. Seventh Generation has been working passionately for years to address this problem by supporting sound federal toxics control legislation, by working with our industry to promote ingredient disclosure and use of safer chemicals, and by educating consumers about toxics.
When all is said and done, consumers simply have a right to know what’s in the products they buy. This knowledge can be important to an individual’s health, especially those sensitive or allergic to fragrances or specific ingredients. This information is even more critical to the thousands of individuals, janitors, health care workers and others, who are exposed to chemicals in products that they use all day, every day.
Seventh Generation is proud to link arms with Women’s Voices for the Earth and other companies that provide full ingredient disclosure in support of the No Secrets campaign to bring transparency to the marketplace.