The American Chemistry Council created a new position called managing director for retail sustainability, to safeguard the interests of the chemical industry against the growing bans, regulations and standards on certain chemicals being initiated by major retailers as part of their sustainability initiatives.
“Retailers are looking at a number of different ways to establish and meet their own sustainability goals that could affect the markets for the products of chemistry,” said Jack Gerard, ACC’s president and CEO.
Thomas Carter, former environment, health and safety vice president at Portland Cement Association, was recently hired to do the job.
The ACC said Carter will work with leading retailers to convince them to use science-based criteria instead of environmentalist-based arguments when banning these chemicals in their products.
I guess this move answers the question I posted on my Green Consumer article that I wrote for ICIS Chemical Business.