The name A.I.S.E. stands for "Association Internationale de la Savonnerie, de la D├ętergence et des Produits d'Entretien" (International Association for Soaps, detergents and maintenance products). A.I.S.E. was founded in 1952 and is based in Brussels. The association is the official voice of the industry it represents in Europe. Its membership encompasses 37 national associations in 42 countries.

More than 900 enterprises are united in the national association, ranging from the small and medium-sized to multinational enterprises. This membership is active both in the consumer sector and the industrial and institutional sectors.

The vision of the industry represented by the association A.I.S.E. is 'We benefit society by contributing to the sustainable improvement of the quality and comfort of life through hygiene and cleanliness, in a free, competitive and innovative way'. The mission of A.I.S.E. is to efficiently and objectively communicate the values included in this vision to all relevant interest groups whilst always considering their views. For more information, please visit: http://www.aise.eu/