A band of environmental advocacy groups cannot force four manufacturers, including consumer products giant Procter & Gamble, to disclose the ingredients used in their household cleaning products, a Manhattan judge has ruled.

Women’s Voices for the Earth Inc. and five other not-for-profits accused the manufacturers of “keeping the public in the dark about potential threats to their health and the environment” by allegedly failing to file legally required disclosure reports with the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).