Sustainability

Making Scents, Caring for People and Planet

Creating Even More Qualitative Fragrances With Less Impact on Our Environment

Eurofragance’s Sustainability Committee is charged with finding safe and scalable ways for the company to minimize its ecological footprint while continuing to produce exceptional perfumistic experiences.  The team brings together expertise from all areas of Eurofragance. 

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One often hears about how our present actions will impact the planet we will pass on to our children and future generations.  At Eurofragance, we act to address issues affecting this generation and today’s youth.  There is no time to waste, the future is now!  We have a responsibility to find respectful ways of creating sustainable perfumes that can be enjoyed without harming people or planet during their lifecycle.

The Eurofragance Sustainability Committee

Our Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility Goes Back Many Years

For thousands of years, the creation of perfumes has depended on the diversity of the natural world and its generosity.  While less prevalent nowadays, our industry’s reliance on the natural world opened our eyes early on to the importance of preserving resources, ecosystems and our planet.  Some recent milestones of Eurofragance’s involvement in social and environmental actions include:
2009
ISO 14001 Spain
Achieved certification, addressing environmental concerns for headquarters.
2015
Soap Cycling Singapore
Joined NGO that recycles and reconditions soap, promoting hygiene and job creation.
2018
Eurofragance Sustainability Committee
First voluntary employee committee, leading the charge to make company more sustainable.
2019
Global Community Day
First company-wide Community Day attended by the entire workforce.
2019
EcoVadis Silver Medal
Awarded silver medal upon first time entry of EcoVadis evaluation.
2020
IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter
Joined first sectorial collective, addressing all sustainability concerns.
2020
ISO 45001 Singapore
Commitment to reinforce best practices in health and safety, first affiliate certified.
2021
Solar panels Spain
First kilowatts produced by solar energy to run manufacturing plant.
2021
UN Pact
Signed pact committing to meet Sustainable Development Goals relevant to perfumery industry.
2021
Collection of rainwater Mexico
Implementation of best practices in water management.
We work closely with our suppliers to constantly increase the ratio of sustainable ingredients in our palette.

Today, All Our Actions Are Viewed From a Sustainability Angle

Nowadays at Eurofragance, every project is approached with an eye on sustainability and the circular economy.  Our teams apply their boundless creativity to activate solutions that marry sustainability and efficiency; we are minimizing our ecological impact by paying particular attention to how we source raw materials, produce fragrances and foster an eco-conscious workplace.  

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The Four Strategic Axes That Embody Our Engagement

The Three Pillars of Sustainability (environmental, ethical and economic) are common to all organizations, but each company has its own set of strategic priorities.  Eurofragance’s four strategic axes are defined by our activity, capabilities and personal values.  Our selected corporate challenges go above and beyond our daily involvement in sustainable issues relating to people, planet and profits.

Safety

Promote safety all along the value chain, from supplier to every member of our team and onto consumers, throughout the fragrance’s life cycle, for the planet and its inhabitants.

Biodiversity

Protect all forms of life, including plants, animals and humans; tend to precious natural raw materials that play a critical role in perfumery… and inspire our creations.

Community

Engage our people and communities, wherever we are present, with the goal to positively improve the lives of children, women and men who make up our social fabric and who enrich our culture. 

Resources

Respect all resources and look to fix, reuse or recycle whenever possible; we aim to reduce waste and to ultimately run all our sites on self-produced or renewable energy. 

Sustainability Is Not Just Caring for Our Planet, It’s About Creating a Better World for All

As an entrepreneurial fragrance company founded on family values, we were always naturally concerned by, and inclined to espouse the three branches of sustainability.  We have done so full heartedly.  Our very own sustainability as a business entity depends on the women and men that make up our professional and social networks, the preservation of our natural world and our economic solvency.

We Care About People

Fragrance Enjoyment for All
We manufacture perfumes that scrupulously respect stringent environmental and safety protocols.

A Desirable Work Environment
We provide a secure workplace for people to grow in, with a focus on overall wellbeing.

Equity and Fairness
We cherish our diversity and we treat all individuals—everywhere—with respect.

Do Fragrances Exist Anywhere Else Than Planet Earth?

Protecting Our Natural Capital:
- Mother Earth has been generous to us; we must do our part to nurture it in return.

Being Part of the Solution
- Through our Green Workshops that educate our partners, we are agents of change.

Our Actions Can Have Consequences
- In everything we do, from sourcing to shipping, we avoid harming fragile ecosystems. 
Every day, we take steps to increase the number of raw materials in our palette that come from sustainable sources, be they natural or synthetic.  We also go to great lengths to ensure that the ingredients we use are ethically produced and that our partners are properly remunerated for their labor.

Bernd Bersch

Purchasing Director at Eurofragance

Supporting charitable causes since 2012

Sustainability Also Means Remaining Economically Healthy

It’s an Investment not a Cost:
- We have embraced sustainability because it is the right thing to do—and it makes economic sense.

Lending a Helping Hand:
- Philanthropy and supporting certain causes is only natural when you’ve met success.

Science and Technology to the Rescue:
- We harness the science of chemistry and new technologies to generate responsible wealth.

Looking Ahead at a Green Future

Several years ago we embarked on a voyage to address sustainability head-on.  While we have made progress, the road ahead is long—actually endless—but there is no turning back.  We understand the importance of sustainability and feel a certain solace in the fact that so many of our employees and partners support our involvement in this movement.

Eurofragance is, and will, continue to be active on many sustainability fronts in the coming years.  Here’s just a sampling of ongoing and upcoming activities.

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Download the Sustainability Policy documentation