The FairWild Foundation promotes the sustainable use of wild ingredients and acting ethically throughout the supply chain
IFF-LMR (Laboratories Monique Remy), a subsidiary of IFF, has gained FairWild certification for its Peru Balsam ingredient.
Sourced in El Salvador, South America, the ingredient is derived from the myroxylon balsamum tree, which is grown in areas of Central America.
The FairWild foundation, established in 2008, works to promote the sustainable use of wild plants globally and ensures ethical standards are adhered to throughout the supply chain.
The standards also expect companies to ensure the long-term survival of wild flowers and populations in their habitats.
Certification from the governing body ensures buyers know that the ingredient has been ethically and responsibly sourced.
Discussing the certification, Bertrand de Preville, IFF-LMR’s General Manager said: “Gaining FairWild certification for Peru Balsam underscores our commitment to responsible sourcing ingredients, conserving natural resources and improving the livelihoods of farming communities.
“I am proud to say that IFF-LMR offers a portfolio of sustainable fragrance ingredients that satisfy our customers’ needs and reduce our environmental footprint.”
IFF-LMR began in France in 1984, and today has four production facilities across France, Spain and Turkey, two of which are certified by ECOCERT.
All of the company’s ingredients are said to be naturally sourced, including pepper sichuan, a naturally spicy product obtained from pepper sichuan berries for an intense fragrance, and lavandin 2.0, which gives a fresh, floral scent designed to be like a genuine lavandin flower.