All Kitchenmaster products comply with the extremely strict European legislation on biodegradability (Regulation EC No. 648/2004 enforced on 8th October 2005). This legislation covers the primary biodegradability and final biodegradation of products.


The surfactants used in the Kitchenmaster products are biodegradable, which means they will be broken down by micro-organisms in a sewage treatment process by at least 60%. All products are phosphate free unless they are necessary and are present for a specific purpose as backed by The British Association for Chemical Specialities (BACS)


Kitchenmaster continually look and ensure the use of environmentally safe raw materials since founded in 1975. NP9 is a type of APE (Alkyl Phenol Ethoxylate) and this has been replaced with a more environmentally friendly alternative. Formaldehyde is classified as ‘Toxic’ in classification and is suspected to be carcinogenic. Formaldehyde was discontinued from all Kitchenmaster products. NP9 was used in dishwash formulations and under REACH guidelines has been replaced.


All the Kitchenmaster Housekeeping range have a trigger spray rather than an aerosol and therefore all Kitchenmaster products are CFC free. In addition to this Kitchenmaster products do not contain phosphates or phosphonates. Traditional detergents are a source of phosphorus in waterways. Phosphorus causes over-fertilisation of aquatic flora like algae – a condition known as eutrophication. When these flora die, they decay and use up oxygen, causing the death of fish, invertebrates, and aquatic organisms. Therefore, no Kitchenmaster products contain phosphates or phosphonates.



Kitchenmaster products are free from EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), a chelating agent that is common in household and commercial cleaning products. EDTA does not break down much in the natural environment, making it a persistent pollutant, which also contributes to the remobilisation of heavy metals. EDTA is also potentially harmful to people and animals, causing problems from nausea, to kidney damage. All Kitchenmaster products are EDTA free.



Kitchenmaster promote recycling and the use of recovered material. Our packaging contains more than 50% organic material and corrugated packaging is recoverable through incineration with energy recovery. A few of Kitchenmaster’s suppliers are members of REPAK which is the voluntary recycling organisation set up in the Republic of Ireland. Containers that are manufactured from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) all have the recycling triangle on the base. This allows for ease of material recognition by recyclers of plastics.


In recent years, Kitchenmaster has worked closely with recycling businesses to purchase non-single use plastics thus reducing the impact greatly and in recent times a full review of packaging has taken place. That is why over 80% of our bottle packaging can be 100% recycled. Our hope is that by creating a circular economy, where waste is converted back into usable products, it will help to reduce the pressure on the world’s natural resources. Kitchenmaster is committed to transitioning all its plastic bottles to 100% recycled plastic by 2025.



Kitchenmaster manufacture millions of liquid chemicals per year and comply with the ‘Regulatory Compliance’ policy.


  • Kitchenmaster have an effective waste management system. We try to minimise all waste but any that is produced is disposed of in an environmental and safe way.
  • All pallets that are delivered to Kitchenmaster are reused and recycled either by Kitchenmaster for storing warehouse stock or for deliveries to customers.

Carbon Footprint


A carbon footprint is the measure of the environmental impact of a particular individual or organisation’s lifestyle or operation, measured in units of carbon dioxide. Many cleaning products are ready to use and do not require dilution. On the other hand, many chemicals are concentrated and require water and therefore these products will have different carbon footprints.


All chemical products have an impact on the environment but Kitchenmaster provides Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and Technical Sheets on all products and these give advice on the best and most effective way to use the product. MSDS are important in helping make the workplace safe and to protect the environment. They help to make a risk assessment as required by the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH). Kitchenmaster also provide training on what chemicals to use, how to use them, where to use them and COSHH training. This ensures that the product is used in the most effective way and prevents unnecessary waste etc. Cleaning schedules, wall charts and literature are all available.



The general principal of sustainability is to reduce consumption of resources to help preserve the world’s natural resources and reduce emissions to minimise pollution. Kitchenmaster do what they can to be sustainable.

Kitchenmaster try to order bulk quantities of raw material in a bid to reduce our carbon footprint. The Carbon Trust Standard certifies that an organisation is genuinely tackling climate change by measuring, managing, and reducing its own carbon footprint and can confirm that Kitchenmaster are taking all measures to improve our carbon footprint.