Barcelona, 25 May 2021. Eurofragance joins the United Nations Global Compact and takes responsibility for aligning its operations with the initiative’s Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.  It also commits to take action in support of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  This is a firm step forward that reinforces the company’s commitment to sustainability, which is part of its corporate culture and strategy.

Eurofragance has joined the commitment of thousands of companies around the world to take responsible business actions for a more sustainable world.  One of its challenges is to achieve eco-efficiency, producing more with less, reducing its environmental impact and generating less waste.  Laurent Mercier, CEO of Eurofragance, remarks: “Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are part of our DNA.  With this membership, we formalise our commitment to the initiative and its principles, and we reaffirm our dedication to contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals”.

One of Eurofragance’s main sustainability targets is to minimise waste at all its sites over the next three years.  The company aims to implement a transition towards a circular economy that will close the life cycle of waste, products and energy so that they become useful again and can be reincorporated into the production cycle.  In this sense, Eurofragance promotes various actions such as the sustainable management of waste through certified 100% recycled steel drums and the recovery of plastic bevelling from adhesive labels.

Sustainability is at the heart of its strategic plan.  Its Sustainability Committee is responsible for fostering activities and action plans aimed at promoting respect for the planet, people, human and labour rights.  Eurofragance is part of the commitment launched by IFRA (International Fragrance Association) and IOFI (International Organization of the Flavor Industry) to promote sustainable development in the fragrance and flavour sector.  Eurofragance will publish its first sustainability report in the coming months.

The United Nations Global Compact

Launched in 2000, the United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.  There are currently over 13,000 member organisations from more than 160 countries and 69 local networks.  The organisation operates in Spain through the Spanish Global Compact Network.  More than 1,720 organisations have voluntarily joined this initiative in Spain, making it the local network with the largest number of participants and entities, and one of the most important worldwide.