IOFI and IFRA launch Charter committing to a more sustainable future
Jul 01, 2020
Nearly one hundred flavor and fragrance companies have signed the Charter seeking to improve sustainability across the two industries.
The Sustainability Charter, launched
today by IOFI and IFRA is a voluntary framework for companies in the
flavor and fragrance industries. It represents a collective commitment
to making the difference for the planet, for people and for our
The Charter covers sustainability in
every sense, taking a life-cycle approach based on five Focus Areas -
responsible sourcing, reducing our environmental footprint, employee
well-being, product safety, and transparency and partnerships.
The IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter
complements long-standing sustainable development commitments and
initiatives undertaken by many individual companies in the flavor and
fragrance sectors. It is a collective framework that seeks to help the
sectors as a whole make further advances by sharing best practice,
providing tools, and benchmarking progress.
Launching the Charter, Jean Mane, President of IOFI, said:
"The flavor and fragrance industries
are rooted in nature – and so the sustainable use of resources is
central to everything we do. 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."
The IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter has
been in development since 2016, shaped through wide consultation of
member companies and external experts, and acknowledging the United
Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
It has been designed to be aspirational
and inclusive, with clear and achievable goals that allow companies of
all sizes to make a contribution to improving the overall sustainability
of the fragrance and flavor industries.
For more information on the Charter and a list of signatory companies, go to ifra-iofi.org.