The conference is dedicated to providing practical solutions aimed at the minimization of the environmental impacts related to the production as well as consumption of cleaning products. The conference will focus on key R&D trends, and innovative approaches toward cleaning products manufacturing, life-cycle sustainability, optimization, and management.


– The role of green chemistry in sustainable cleaning products formulation

– Alternatives to animal testing of detergents

– Safety vs. Sustainability balance issues

– Strategic collaborations with the common goal: benefits, perspectives, and plans for future partnerships

– Sound management of the production process

– Corporate Social Responsibility vs. Profit maximization Balance

– Producer-Consumer relationship

– The impact of sustainable production commitment on consumer decision-making process

– Eco-Balance assessment: sustainability metrics, challenges, and recommendations for more efficient evaluation

– The future of the sustainable cleaning products industry

BCF team would gladly assist you with booking a room and arranging your flight tickets throughout the event.

Event Speakers

Riikka Poukka


Senior Manager, Sustainability Services

Bas Evers

Independent professional

Peter Forth


Senior Staff Scientist

Dieter Nickel


Member of Sustainability Steering Committee and of different other working groups

Victor Henriksson


Research Analyst

Andre Chieffi


R&D manager

Arnoud Gengler

Executive Director R&D Global Chemistry & Engineering at Diversey.

Sealed Air

Luis Ignacio Gil

Technical Service & Development Engineer EMEAI

The Dow Chemical Company

Kevin Green

Senior director, global household, personal care, Latin America

Graham Packaging

Angus Berry

Group Sustainability Researcher

Mott MacDonald

  • Riikka Poukka
    Senior Manager, Sustainability Services
    Riikka is the leader of Sustainability Services at Deloitte Finland and the co-lead for Deloitte’s global circular economy strategy offering with ten years of experience in sustainable business, circular economy, and stakeholder engagement. Riikka has both consultant and in-house sustainability experience as well as experience from various positions of responsibility in sustainable business. Riikka has gained extensive experience in advising the top management of Finnish, Danish and global companies and other organizations to find practical, business-oriented solutions to sustainability strategy, stakeholder engagement and specific topics, such as circular economy and supply chain and human rights.
  • Bas Evers
    Independent professional
    Bas Evers is a modern leader that is passionate to get the best out of the team by inspiring and motivating them to create maximum value together. Bas is part of the team and close to the customers. He loves developing new outside-the-box opportunities and to see people growing their ‘boxes’. Bas has been able to get great team spirit and customer loyalty and (over)achieve targets in many years as a result. He has been part of Diversey for the past 16 years, a market leader in providing total cleaning solution, where he has held several leading roles. His most recent role is commercial director in the Netherlands. Prior to Diversey, Bas has been consultant and this is still visible in the approach towards customers where he’s always seeking to develop new value; aiming to grow the pie instead of fighting who get’s which slice.
  • Peter Forth
    Senior Staff Scientist
    Peter Forth is one of Ecolab’s most distinguished scientists with 20y+ of experience in formulating cleaning and disinfection products and programs ranging from fmcg to tailored B2B solutions. As the head of the Ecolab Textile Care RD&E group in Europe Peter delivered end-to-end solutions improving customer’s sustainability performance. Since 2013 Peter develops programs and products with the aim of reducing hospital-acquired-infections (HAIs).
  • Dieter Nickel
    Member of Sustainability Steering Committee and of different other working groups
    Bio coming soon
  • Victor Henriksson
    Research Analyst
    Victor Henriksson is a Research Analyst for the Home & Tech cluster at Euromonitor International, the world’s leading provider of business intelligence on industries, countries and consumers. In his current role Victor is responsible for conducting and overseeing research on consumer markets for the Nordic countries and Eastern Europe. The research evolves around strategic analyses and monitoring of key trends and developments on the FMCG markets Home & Garden, Toys & Games, Tissue & Hygiene and Home Care as well as on the markets Consumer Electronics and Consumer Appliances.
  • Andre Chieffi
    R&D manager
    Dr. Andre Chieffi works at P&G’s Newcastle Innovation Centre (UK), where he leads a group working on cleaning technologies. Before joining P&G in 2002, he studied chemistry (BsC and PhD) at Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil) and University of Waterloo (Canada) and did a postdoc at MIT (US). At P&G, Andre worked most of his career at the Newcastle Innovation Centre (UK) working on the development of new technologies for sustainable cleaning products (e.g.: enzymes, polymers, bleach, encapsulation and active delivery systems). Andre spent two years in Brazil (2012/2013) leading P&G´s Open Innovation program for Latin America.
  • Arnoud Gengler
    Sealed Air
    Currently managing a large group of chemistry scientists and mechanical and mechatronics engineers as a leader of the global R&D division of Diversey I am responsible for development of game changing innovations for our customers which enables them to increase their sustainability and profitability. The innovations we develop all have a strong sustainability backbone and link into our internet of clean strategy. During my 25 year career at Diversey I have always been very interested in chemistry technology and how we can change the way cleaning and disinfection impacts on the environment and the people we protect. To enable that I have worked closely with external parties such as universities and our raw material suppliers with a focus to lead in the technology area of industrial and institutional cleaning. I have a strong background in disinfection, formulation technology and the applications thereof in textile cleaning, housekeeping, kitchen cleaning and personal care. During my career I have been using tools such as Lean Six Sigma but also have become skilled in managing highly educated professionals to bring out the best. I started my career in Unilever and afterwards SC Johnson and Sealed Air but before my professional career I studied at the University of Leiden and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel where we examined energy systems in light harvesting complexes of bacteria. I started my academic life at the “Hogeschool Drenthe” in Emmen, Netherlands.
  • Luis Ignacio Gil
    The Dow Chemical Company
    Luis Ignacio Gil is a TS&D manager at The Dow Chemical Company based in Tarragona, Spain, where he has worked for Dow Industrial Solutions since 2007. Luis spent most of his career in surfactant production plant in DOW Tarragona where he held several manufacturing related positions. After joining the TS&D group in 2015, he has been supporting customers in EMEAI region for DIS product portfolio of surfactants, amines, solvents and chelating agents, and with special focus on cleaning and pulp and paper markets.
  • Kevin Green
    Graham Packaging
    Kevin Green has developed and lead sustainability strategies in global chemical, plastic packaging, and aluminum sectors over a 20-year career. Mr. Green has developed and deployed recycling strategies for reuse of post-consumer plastic resin, cleaning product containers, and aluminum scrap. Mr. Green taught sustainable business consulting master\\\'s degree curriculum at The Georgia Institute of Technology\\\'s Scheller School of business. Mr. Green currently serves as the Senior Global Commercial Director of the Household, Personal Care, and Specialty Chemical Business Units for Graham Packaging, a global leader in rigid plastic container manufacture and leading recycler of plastic in the rigid plastic packaging industry. Graham Packaging produces over 16 Bln plastic containers per year, a large portion of which are used in chemical, household, and personal care products. Graham Packaging produces over 40MM lb/year of post-consumer plastic resin for use in the manufacture of rigid plastic containers for Household, Personal Care, and Specialty Chemical products
  • Angus Berry
    Mott MacDonald
    Angus joined Mott MacDonald, a global engineering, management, and development consultancy in 2015 to help drive the global sustainability strategy throughout the company. His work has centred on research into global megatrends and the changes to the industry that will define the business environment in years to come. His role seeks to define the value that sustainability bring to businesses and to communicate this through evidence based research and data analysis.
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