Chemical safety in laundry detergent is just one area of increasing concern for consumers.

When you think about pollution, it may conjure up images of deforestation, belching power plants and traffic jams. However, while industries from construction to transportation are responsible for huge carbon footprints, consumer goods account for 60 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

The good news: Major brands are taking a closer look at their network of suppliers, manufacturers and distributors. That’s according to the Sustainability Consortium’s recent 2016 Impact Report: Greening Global Supply Chains: From Blindspots To Hotspots To Action (PDF).

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