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IFRA becomes member of leading Indian business body

The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has joined the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) as it works to promote the safe use and enjoyment of fragrance in India.

The formal membership of IFRA in FICCI builds upon existing links between the two bodies. 

In January 2020, FICCI launched a new Task Force seeking to promote the safe use of fragrance in India, with IFRA instrumental in the creation of the group. 

The Task Force seeks to develop a robust system to protect human health and the environment, based on international best practice, and to advocate for fragrance on proposed legislation in India, including on topics such as cosmetics, biodiversity and chemicals legislation.

The Task Force is chaired by Bhuvana Nageshwaran of Ultra International and IFRA Chairman Emeritus Michael Carlos.

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The International Fragrance Association, founded in 1973, represents the interests of the fragrance industry worldwide. IFRA comprises seven multinational Regular Members and 21 national associations in four global regions representing hundreds of small and medium-sized fragrance ingredient manufacturers, as well as supporting members. Its mission is to promote the safe use of fragrance for everyone’s enjoyment.

Fragrances are a key platform technology used by consumer goods companies – for fine fragrances, personal care products, household care and more.

IFRA’s flagship safe use program, the IFRA Standards, applies safety management measures based on scientific assessment and the evaluations of an independent Expert Panel. The program is at the heart of the IFRA Code of Practice, which applies to all IFRA members globally, including members of IFRA’s 21 national associations. The Code also requires members to abide by local, national and international regulation, and to apply good manufacturing practices. 

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