Sustainable Production

A.I.S.E. and Cefic have developed a number of voluntary industry initiatives to promote “sustainable production”. These focus on the implementation of best practices in areas such as supplier selection, safety evaluation, manufacturing and product formulation.

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The Human and Environmental Risk Assessment (HERA) project is a joint A.I.S.E./Cefic initiative launched in 1999 that provides a common framework for delivering one common risk assessment for the main ingredients used in the household cleaning products industry.
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Responsible Care
Responsible Care® is the chemical industry’s global voluntary initiative under which companies manufacturing chemicals work together to continuously improve their health, safety and environmental performance, and to communicate with stakeholders about their products and processes.
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The Downstream Users of Chemicals Coordination Group was founded in 2001 to address REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances) objectives.
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Charter for Sustainable Cleaning

Launched in 1991, ERASM (Environmental Risk Assessment and Management) is a joint initiative with CESIO (surfactant producers) to research the environmental effect of surfactants.
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Laundry Sustainability Projects
These initiatives seek to promote sustainability by encouraging companies to produce more compact formulations for detergents, thereby reducing the dosage for a standard washing machine. The projects also aim to raise awareness among consumers about the environmental benefit of using products that require lower dosing.
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Air Fresheners Product Stewardship
This was launched by A.I.S.E. in 2007 to promote responsible manufacturing, communication and use of Air Fresheners.
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