The Technical Bureau-Commission on Regulatory Affairs and the Environment (BT CARE) meets once a quarter to discuss all issues that have an impact on surfactants and cosmetic ingredients, and also to answer members’ questions.
Depending on current events, specific work groups may be set up (Natural Ingredients WG, Nagoya WG, etc.).
BT CARE members also participate in thematic work groups organised by EFfCI and CESIO (the two European sector associations).
INGRECOS participates in European work groups dealing with subjects concerning cosmetic ingredients, which are led by EFfCI.
ASPA participates in European work groups dealing with subjects concerning surfactants, which are led by CESIO (which is itself part of CEFIC).
ERASM is a work group that works in conjunction with AISE (International Association of Soap, Detergents and Cleaning Products), which conducts numerous technical studies on the determination and evaluation of the characteristics of surfactant products used in detergents, with a particular focus on their environmental fate.
The conclusions and summaries resulting from these various work groups are then more comprehensively made available to all members during plenary committee meetings and/or by email.