The new A.I.S.E. Activity & Sustainability Report, published today, highlights the critical role the sector plays in enabling modern society and reaffirms A.I.S.E.’s commitment to being a true partner in the successful implementation of the European Green Deal.
The pandemic clearly underlined the critical societal role our sector plays by providing safe, effective and sustainable cleaning and hygiene solutions. It is why we remain committed to having legislation for our products that is based on robust scientific principles and evidence-based data.
Our industry recognises and is committed to contributing to a more sustainable Europe and we continue to support the objectives of the European Commission’s Green Deal, focusing on the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) and the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP). Our proactive collaborative approach helps point out alternative routes and innovative approaches that meet these common objectives whilst minimising the impact on users.
A.I.S.E. has been ahead of the sustainability curve with our widely recognised flagship Charter for Sustainable Cleaning, but we are not resting on our laurels. We are already looking at how the Charter can evolve and address the legislative and non-legislative objectives under the CEAP.
- The substantial economic contribution of the sector: a market value of €39,8 billion (€32,4 for the household sector and €7,4 billion for the professional sector) showcasing the critical role of the industry to deliver essential hygiene products to society.
- The latest KPIs for the Charter for Sustainable Cleaning as well as the first set of KPIs for our voluntary plastic packaging initiative, showing measurable contributions to the EU’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2050:
- 39% less CO2 emissions (per tonne of production) vs 2006
- 39% less energy use per tonne of production vs 2006
- Regulatory priorities working for a more coherent and relevant framework for the household and professional sector, notably through our work on the Detergents Regulation, CLP, REACH and BPR, and the Circular Economy Action Plan.
- The voluntary initiatives and industry guidance that promote the safe and sustainable use of products by end users, and the scientific research that A.I.S.E. undertakes to support regulation based on robust scientific principles and data.