In another demonstration of our commitment to sustainability and the environment, Eurofragance has signed the Sustainability Charter put together by the IFRA (International Fragrance Association) and the IOFI (International Organization of the Flavor Industry): an initiative to promote sustainable development in the fragrance and flavor industry.
With more than 100 companies involved, this collective commitment aims to make a difference, not just for the future of the planet, but also for people and the industry. The initiative, which was launched in early July, deals with sustainability in all its facets, with 17 commitments in 5 main focus areas: responsible sourcing, reducing environmental footprint, employees’ well-being, product safety, and transparency and partnerships.
The IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter is a step forward in Eurofragance’s Green Project: our 3-year plan to be more sustainable by reviewing and analysing every detail of every process within the company. ‘It’s very important for us to be part of this commitment. We are well aware that we only have one planet and its future depends on all of us and our actions. That is why, beyond revisiting our processes, it is essential that we strive for innovation, seek new ways of working, limit our use of natural resources and squeeze as much as we can out of our creativity’, explains Laurent Mercier, CEO of Eurofragance.
The Charter, promoted by the IFRA and the IOFI, has been in development since 2016 and follows the sustainable development goals proposed by the United Nations. Its aim is to help the industries continue to advance on the path to sustainability through the exchange of best practices, tools and progress evaluation. It is designed to be inclusive and aspirational, with clear, achievable goals that enable companies to improve the industry’s sustainability, regardless of their size.
An overall industry progress report will be published in early 2021, with contribution from Eurofragance on its progress in each of the 17 commitments in the 5 focus areas.