Since 2005, the detergent industry has been developing an extensive sustainability programme for companies and cleaning products: the Charter for Sustainable Cleaning.
This charter contains obligations and objectives that must be achieved by signatory companies in terms of sustainable development. It also includes company standards (relating to production, logistics, energy, etc.) and product standards (related to eco-design, communication, packaging, end of life, etc.).
The charter is a scheme audited by independent external auditors and every year a sustainability report is published. Over the last 15 years, the 200 companies which are members of the charter have saved 32% on packaging, 33% on energy and 40% on CO2 emissions without loss of product efficiency.