EcoVadis is an international CSR and sustainability ranking operating across 155 countries. It is a globally recognized solution for monitoring sustainability in global supply chains.
Eurofragance has ranked among the top 22% of companies participating in the EcoVadis assessment in our sector. This was our first time being part of the evaluation and we are pleased to announce that we earned a prestigious silver rating.
Laurent Mercier, CEO of Eurofragance, said: “This is a real milestone for Eurofragance. Participating in the EcoVadis assessment for the first time was an eye-opening experience for many of our people. Not only was our performance ranked high against other companies in the sector but we were also provided with feedback on how to improve each of our practices. We’re proud to share this silver rating with our team, partners, and community because it highlights our commitment to sustainability now and in the future.”
Our performance was evaluated against 21 criteria across four categories – ethics, sustainable procurement practices, environment, and labor & human rights. Here are some of our highlights:
- We have extremely strong and thorough ethical policies that are inclusive and responsive to our employees’ needs, including detailed procedures on how to swiftly handle complaints. In this category, we ranked among the top 18% of companies in our sector.
- Our investment in green energy and company-wide recycling programs has strengthened our environmental sustainability score, averaging a score of 60 points out of 100.
- Employees at Eurofragance enjoy many benefits and protections that encourage a work-life balance, such as high standards of health and safety, private health insurance, and kindergarten services for young children.
These are just some of our strengths that were highlighted in the EcoVadis 2019 assessment. We are thrilled with our silver rating and are more motivated than ever to continue improving our practices across the board and work towards a higher rating in 2020 (and beyond!)
All of us at Eurofragance would like to wish our team, customers, partners, and affiliates in Asia a warm and happy Chinese new year! As we usher in the start of the year of the rat, we would like to share some exciting updates in the region with the world.
With 2020, a new opportunity to activate new energies emerges, and, as astrologers say, this year is expected to be about progression and starting a new project with great strength.
So, our new project is… drumroll… China! In August last year, we created our new entity in China. Our presence in Asia has now been strengthened by this decision and we will be working with a trusted local manufacturing partner to get things off the ground.
We are looking forward to working with a new (growing) team to keep the production local. This way, we can be fast and agile in delivering our products to new clients. We’re also open to domestic partnerships!
This new Chinese year is great for improving ongoing projects. We currently have a small presence in Shanghai, and we are hoping to continue growing as 2020 gets underway. Next, we will be turning our attention to all things sales!.
So, what does the year of the rat have in store for Eurofragance? Simply, it presents us with the chance to seize every opportunity that comes our way to grow our team and presence in China and capitalize on our momentum.
We will be reaching out to customers and scaling our business very proactively. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to reach new milestones.
We are in the final stretch of 2019, so it is time that we share with you the trends in the world of perfumery for 2020: which ingredients will predominate, the perfume styles and must-known facts about sustainability.
So where are we now, as we look forward to 2020?
In the last year, there has been a rise of individualism, meaning that no one wants to smell like someone else. It is very common among the cosmetics industry to offer personalized products, but, nowadays, we can see more and more perfume brands that are starting to sell customized fragrances.
On the other hand, there has been a complete blurring of boundaries when it comes to gender. Today’s “unisex” is about arbitrary nature of gender divisions in fragrance. Notes should not be gendered in the first place, neither as masculine nor feminine. For instance, when looking at the last decade’s perfumes, it is possible to find many male fragrances which include rose or other floral notes. Also, the warm and eccentric sandalwood, which was historically associated with male fragrances, now impacts the feminine perfumery.
This leads us to the key ingredients for 2020…
The world perfumery trends for the year 2020 show a connection with nature, the search for authenticity and the exploration of sensory pleasures.
Regarding the scents for next year, the trend will be woody scents, the Fougére family will return with some touches of modernity proposed by the dry amber from the fern. However, the protagonist will be the white flower– very feminine, sensual, powerful and captivating.
While fragrances themselves are becoming more globalized, it is more and more common to find oriental notes in occidental perfumery. For example, oud, an ingredient almost unknown in the west a few years ago, now marks the lasts fashion trends in perfumery.
And what about sustainability?
The trend that combines the natural, as well as sustainable in cosmetics and perfumery is consolidated. Ecological, chemical-free ingredients and sustainable formulations are the basis on which cosmetic innovation is currently based. In fact, fragrance houses are developing very strong global programs in sustainability.
This approach is not only a way to include natural ingredients among their perfumes, it also reduces other factors that can harm the environment – packaging- and health – anti-allergens synthetics ingredients.
This are only some predictions that will hold for next year, however, as the year progresses, we will see these trends more developed and some others that will appear. For now, in Eurofragance we want to send our greetings for this holiday season and for the new year 2020.
The PLMA Chicago 2019 is happening now! PLMA’s annual Private Label Trade Show is one of the most important events for the health & beauty, food & beverage and household products industries for the US & Canada market.
After almost 2 years of being established in USA; and upon our expertise in fragrances for different applications in the health & beauty and household industries, the PLMA Chicago is the place to be to share our expertise!
We have launched a very special Collection, the 4 Seasons of Fragrances which includes several scents linked to each season and to various categories. On top of that, we present our innovative Cannabis Corner. Are you ready to discover them?
The 4 Seasons of Fragrances
Have you ever wondered how it would be to experience the four seasons in one day? With this new collection we wanted to create different fragrances (matching each season) for four different applications.
- Spring Showers: A sampling of refreshing yet complex personal care fragrances developed for body lotion and shower gel. Find out more about 100% Natural Fragrances.
- Summer Waves: Vibrant and moisturizing, these summer-appropriate scents are perfect for shampoo and styling products, including the multicultural hair market.
- Fall Fires: Our candle selection is cosy and inviting, creating the perfect autumn ambiance for home with little fall flames.
- Winter Sparks: These fine fragrances beautifully capture exciting snapshots of winter – whether it’s an electric spark in the cool, crisp air, the twinkle of golden lights, or the tantalizing fizz of celebratory champagne.
Escape the reality of seasons with year-round chill, in our virtual escape room or Cannabis Corner.
The hemp collection offers a variety of applications to showcase the kaleidoscope of cannabis interpretations available through fragrance. Discover our fragrances for body milk, candle, room spray and fine fragrance.
At Eurofragance, we pride ourselves on our in-depth knowledge of market and product trends. It is always a pleasure for us to attend to these types of fairs where we get to meet you all and share all our new creations and projects.
See you in the next one!
Now that the consumer’s mindset is shifting, as they are becoming aware of how important it’s for health and for a sustainable development of the planet to consume organic products, industries need to adapt. That’s why the perfume’s industry has recently started to shift towards “green” fragrances. But does it mean it’s only producing organic and natural fragrances? If you want to know more continue reading, as we explain everything in this post!
Are “natural” and “organic” the same?
In the world of perfumery there is a great confusion regarding natural fragrances and organic fragrances. First of all, not every natural fragrance is organic nor sustainable. So, lets clarify it.
Natural essences come from vegetable or fungal origin, such as Eucalyptus Oil, while bio essences come from organic farming, which have not been treated with chemicals or synthetic pesticides. Therefore, a natural essence can be either organic or not, depending on how it’s its growth process.
Furthermore, Global Organics define 4 categories of organic products:
- “100% organic”: if the product only contains organic ingredients
- “Organic”: if more than 95% of the ingredients are organic
- “Made with organic products”: if more than 70% of the ingredients are organic
- And a fourth category that allows to indicate when a particular ingredient is organically grown.
Natural ingredients are understood to be beneficial for the health and environment, nevertheless, some can contain harmful allergens and substances of endangered species.
Let’s introduce a third type of ingredient: synthetics. They can be natural identical, taken from an existing molecule in the nature, or a created olfactory molecule, which produces a smell that does not exist in nature. Natural identical can be extracted naturally or replicated in the laboratory. Taking into consideration the different legislation, and the extraction method, some of these molecules can be included in natural fragrances.
Taking into account that, not all the natural ingredients are Eco-friendly, we want to highlight that many synthetics are environmental friendly, as they could replace over-harvested species of naturals like sandalwood.
We must pay special attention to labels that certify ingredients and production processes. There are many certificates that can ensure us that we are buying sustainable products. They look at the life cycle of the product, from its ingredients to its final use (renewable sources, recycled materials etc.). This does not require that they are mandatory natural!
Sustainable fragrances certifications can be official (regulated by official organisations), private and self-declaration (they are not official, but it’s the company itself which declares they are following certain sustainable regulatory and processes). Moreover, there are certifications related to the nature of the product and to the impact of the product on the environment. You can find some of these labels in the info-graphic bellow.
Sustainable fragrances represent a balance between economic growth, environmental protection and social welfare. Not every natural fragrance is organic, and synthetic can be also sustainable!.
In Eurofragance, we are working to offer you a collection of natural fragrances based on real and reliable criteria. Stay tune, we will keep you updated!