In the Netherlands washing and cleaning products must comply with the EU Detergents Regulation, which focuses on the environment, biodegradability and labelling.
Labelling and safety information sheet
According to this regulation washing and cleaning product manufacturers must provide information to consumers and professional users about use, dosage and dangers of the product, among other things. This information may be included on the label or on a safety information sheet, or both. Manufacturers must draw up an Ingredient Data Sheet (IDS) for health care workers.