75 years of knowledge development

It is clear that we like to share knowledge. But we also like to learn from our colleagues in the industry. That is why we are affiliated with the “Verbond van Handelaren in Chemische Producten” (Association of Traders in Chemical Products), also known as VHCP. She represents the interests of Dutch companies engaged in the trade and distribution of chemical products. In doing so, it is committed to increasing safety for people and the environment and a favorable business climate.


Collaboration has been central at VHCP for 75 years. We as AAKO have been a proud member of the alliance for decades. VHCP has been our source of information about responsible distribution of chemicals for many years. The VHCP functions as a discussion partner for the industry in society. It organizes social activities and conferences where we meet other members and stakeholders. Perhaps most importantly for us: they share their knowledge about Environment and Safety, Responsible Care and REACH / CLP.

The future

But what matters most is the collective. Because only then can we create as much support as possible and exert influence within the industry. As far as we are concerned, a good reason to remain in this covenant for years to come!