Charter for Sustainable Cleaning
The Charter for Sustainable Cleaning is a voluntary initiative of the European soaps, detergents and maintenance products industry. The aim is to encourage the whole industry to undertake continual improvement in terms of sustainability and also to encourage consumers to adopt more sustainable ways of doing their washing, cleaning and household maintenance.
A large number of the cleaning products we supply have committed to Charter for Sustainable Cleaning which means that they have verified that they wish to take sustainability into account in development and manufacture of their products. They ensure that their products are manufactured in a safe manner, taking care of the environment by more efficient use of chemicals and natural resources. They also make sure that the products they produce are safe for their intended use.
You’ll find the Charter logo on a huge variety of cleaning products. Starting with laundry detergents and fabric conditioners, the Charter logo will be found in future on many other products.
When you see this logo on a product, it means that this product was made by a Charter member – a company that has voluntarily committed to continuously improve its behaviour in sustainability and is independently verified.
When you see this logo on a product, it tells you that the product was made by a Charter member and goes above and beyond legislative requirements, in line with industry’s best practice. These products meet high sustainability standards for helping protect environmental safety, promoting efficient use of resources eg through the promotion of concentrated formats. They comply to ambitious criteria set voluntarily by the cleaning industry association . Easy-to-understand consumer information on how to use products in a more sustainable way is an additional commitment these products have to comply to.
Most of the environmental impact of cleaning products comes from the water and energy consumed when they are used in the home, and that’s why products which carry the Charter for Sustainable Cleaning logos are designed to help you clean smartly. Did you know the way you use products when you clean can have a big influence on how sustainable they are? From washing at lower temperatures to using the correct product dosage, you can reduce the impact of your cleaning products and save money too. See more tips and advice on how you can clean smarter at home.
REACH: EU Regulation on Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals
European regulations ensure that all soaps, detergents and maintenance products available on the market are safe for the end-user and the environment. In the EU, the governing piece of legislation concerning chemicals is called REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals).
Various pieces of EU legislation apply to the different stages of the product life cycle, from design, manufacture and delivery to use, disposal or recycling. You can find out more about this by accessing the attached PDF document.
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