A.I.S.E. is the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products. Membership consists of 29 national associations across Europe, 18 corporate members and 6 value chain partners. Through this extensive network, A.I.S.E. represents over 900 companies supplying household and professional cleaning products and services across Europe.
The Charter for Sustainable Cleaning is A.I.S.E's flagship initiative driving best practice in sustainable development in the sector, positively contributing to the global Sustainable Development Goals and EU policy objectives. The aim is to encourage the whole of the industry to undertake continuous improvement in terms of sustainability and to engage consumers and customers to adopt more sustainable ways of doing their washing, cleaning and household maintenance. The Charter is a living scheme, evolving over time through regular upgrades. This ensures that it continues to offer the most advanced sustainability assurance scheme for promoting best practice within the industry, using LCA and science as a basis. A wide variety of activities and initiatives are covered, ranging from the human and environmental safety of chemicals and products, to eco-efficiency, occupational health and safety, resource use and consumer information.