The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and the International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI) have today launched a new Sustainability Charter, which has been signed by nearly 100 fragrance and flavour companies.
The Charter claims to cover all facets of sustainability via a lifecycle approach based on five focal areas: responsible sourcing, reducing environmental footprint, employee wellbeing, product safety and transparency and partnerships.
In development since 2016, the IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter aims to complement the sustainable development initiatives undertaken by many individual companies by providing a collective framework to share best practice, sustainability tools and ways to benchmark progress.
“The importance of sustainability is growing across all businesses, not least the flavour and fragrance industries,” said IFRA Chairman Hans Holger Gliewe.
“Our joint IFRA-IOFI Charter highlights the commitment of our sectors to greener sourcing and production, to employee wellbeing and to economic sustainability – all of which are now more important than ever."
"The flavour and fragrance industries are rooted in nature – and so the sustainable use of resources is central to everything we do," Jean Mane, President of IOFI, added.
“This Charter is an expression of our collective purpose to act responsibly and using our influence throughout the value chain, with suppliers, in our own industries and with customers and downstream users, to drive positive change."