Committed to the Safe Handling of Hazardous Materials

LKW transports NIVEA products

The United Nations (UN) are working to guarantee the globally uniform handling and above all safe transportation of hazardous goods and materials, regardless of whether these are freighted by sea, rail, air, or road. To this end, the UN have established strict regulations governing the packaging, labeling and transportation of hazardous goods. These regulations apply to the respective means of shipment and are implemented as applicable and binding national law.

NIVEA deos and their labels

At Beiersdorf, we have been active on an industry association level for many years in helping to shape the relevant regulations for hazardous goods. While finished cosmetic goods such as facial care products are largely unregulated, aerosol cans and products containing alcohol are not.
We participated actively in the generation of the 2019 versions of the regulations for hazardous goods via all transport modes. We could assure that our products could be packed, marked and transported without modifications.

palettes of NIVEA deodorants

The European Aerosol Dispensers Directive 75/324/EWG governs the manufacture, filling and marketing of safe aerosol dispensers in Europe. A focus of our work in 2018 was to jointly agree on safety parameters for aerosol containers made of plastic with the European Safety Authorities. The result will be published as a further so called “Adaptation to Technical Progress”.