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Cleaning products in Europe are regulated by many pieces of legislation usually enacted from European Regulation. Some of the legislation includes, but not exclusively:

  • Detergent Regulations: 2004/648/EC
  • CLP: Classification Labelling and Packaging Regulation: 1272/2008
  • REACH: Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals: EC 1907/2006
  • BPR: EU Biocides Regulation: 528/2012
  • The Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013

Our commitment to producing safe products is supported by comprehensive management systems that reflect legal and regulatory compliance as a minimum standard, and cover raw material use and product assessments, labelling and packaging requirements. We seek to ensure product safety, customer satisfaction and legislative compliance by:

  • Assessing products before launch in internal and, in certain cases, external technical evaluations to ensure compliance with all known legislation in the countries of use. This includes Human Safety and Environmental Impact assessment requirement under CLP for most cleaning products and Human Safety requirements under Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013 for hand hygiene products.
  • External testing against European Norms for surface disinfectants and hand hygiene products
  • Provision of product information through labelling, product information sheets (PI) and safety data sheets (SDS)
  • Providing access to emergency information through our 24/7 emergency telephone number +44 (0) 7050 265597
  • Updating of the National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) with all product SDS
  • We have a policy of not testing products on animals, or requesting testing of products or ingredients by any supplier or third party

We provide information sheets to help with the different legislation in place:

Information sheet on CLP Information sheet on Reach


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) also provides information on the different forms of legislation:

CLP at the HSE REACH at the HSE BPR at the HSE