At Rite Aid, our mission is to improve the health and wellness of our communities through engaging experiences that provide our customers with the best products, services and advice to meet their unique needs. This commitment extends into our ongoing efforts to ensure that we meet the expectations of our customers in terms of the safety of some of the ingredients found in many products we sell today.
Rite Aid is committed to working with our supplier partners to ensure the products we sell are safe and healthy for our customers and the environment, and to keeping our stakeholders informed about our continuous efforts and progress in selling safe products.
Rite Aid has been working in recent years to eliminate chemicals of concern from its product assortment. In 2016, Rite Aid committed to eliminating eight chemicals of high concern from its private brand formulated products by 2020. These chemicals include:
In addition to formulated products, Rite Aid will continue to conduct testing to ensure imported products are compliant with regulatory requirements as well as additional Rite Aid standards.
Safer Chemical Management:
Rite Aid has launched the following initiatives to strengthen and expand its chemical policy programs:
Continuous Improvement Goals:
To assist Rite Aid’s stakeholders in understanding the impact of the objectives outlined above, Rite Aid will continue reporting progress on our chemical management initiatives, elimination commitment, and program expansion as part of our annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. The report may be found on our website: www.riteaid.com.
Rite Aid’s long-term goal is to extend its chemical policy to cover all of the products sold in its stores. This will be a multi-year effort, and we are prioritizing which product categories we will be expanding into next. Initially, Rite Aid will extend its chemical program to cover formulated products like over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements, as well as food and beverages. In 2020, we plan to extend our scope to cover food contact materials. We will continue to review our operations to identify and act on emerging chemical issues that raise significant consumer concerns.
Updated November 17, 2019