Tell Columbia Sportswear CEO Timothy Boyle to be transparent about his plans to phase out highly toxic PFAS chemicals by making the company’s progress toward eliminating the chemicals in 2024 known publicly.
An NRDC report and scorecard gave Columbia Sportswear an F for its continued use of PFAS chemicals in its products by 2024.
PFAS — or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — chemicals are a family of approximately 12,000 synthetic chemicals that can cause serious illnesses including liver damage, impact to child development, and cancer, pollute the drinking water of more than 200 million people in the U.S. and they don’t break down in the environment.
Thankfully, after a massive public pressure campaign by NRDC activists, Columbia Sportswear has privately committed to phasing out its use of PFAS by 2024.
This is great news, but until Columbia makes its progress toward this goal public, it can never truly be held accountable. We need to make sure that the company is as transparent as possible with its plans to phase out the use of PFAS in its products!