Topics: Chemical industry
Cosmetics Europe and IFRA welcome the agreement on the CLP revision
Brussels, 06 December 2023 – Cosmetics Europe and the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) welcomed the provisional agreement between the European Parliament and the Council on the revision of the Regulation on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Chemical Substances and Mixtures (CLP), reached yesterday following the trilogue discussions.
EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability: Fragrance and cosmetics value chain visit Murcia lemon fields to highlight need for balanced regulation
Murcia, 14 November 2023 – Five associations active in the fragrance and cosmetics value chains in Europe and in Spain have come together to organize a two-day visit to the Murcian lemon fields. This highlights the positive contribution of the sector in the Green Transition, matched with a willingness to exchange with all parties involved.
IFRA and Cosmetics Europe welcome European Parliament’s support for the CLP revision
Brussels, 4 October 2023 – The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and Cosmetics Europe today welcomed the European Parliament’s support for the revision of the Regulation on the Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Chemical Substances and Mixtures (CLP).
Changes to the CLP appreciated by IFRA and Cosmetics Europe include the classification of renewable substances of botanical orig
Update to the International Fragrance Association’s ‘Safe use’ program reinforces user confidence
Geneva, 24 July 2023 - IFRA has developed and published the 51st Amendment to the IFRA Standards, updating and reinforcing its safe use program. The IFRA Standards underpin and promote the safe and sustainable use of fragrances in consumer products. They are the product of peer reviewed research and safety analysis, and mandatory for IFRA members.
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IFRA Green Chemistry Compass: consultation and webinar
The IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter defines the collective framework for common sustainability actions at the flavor and fragrance sectors' levels.
To meet the charter element 2.3, 'We are inspired by Green Chemistry', the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has developed the IFRA Green Chemistry Compass, a harmonized tool in a wider sustainability toolbox.
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Notification of the 51st Amendment to the IFRA Standards
IFRA has developed the new Amendment to the IFRA Standards, which is the 51st in the 50-year period of IFRA’s existence.
Council decision on chemicals classification supports future of natural ingredients used in cosmetics and fragrance
Brussels, 30 June 2023 – On the last day of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Member States endorsed a legislative proposal that would support the future of natural ingredients used in cosmetics and fragrance. Cosmetics Europe and the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) welcome this decision as it is in line with the EU’s own ambitions to boost the bio- and circul
Release of second flavor and fragrance sectors’ Sustainability Report highlights ongoing efforts of twin sectors
Geneva, 5 June 2023 – The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and the International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI) today published their second joint fragrance and flavor Sustainability Report. The report highlights the progress the sectors are making in becoming more environmentally friendly, on improving workplace culture, on promoting alternatives to animal testing and on bei
Decision makers in EU cultural heritage visit and conference in Bulgaria’s Rose Valley
Fragrance is essential in our daily lives. However, EU regulation could put fragrance and fragrance regions at risk. We are meeting in the Rose Valley in Bulgaria to find solutions
IFRA joins Members of European Parliament at seminar on natural fragrance ingredients
Brussels, 12 April 2023 – Representatives of the fragrance value chain and the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) attended a key seminar on the impact of changes to EU chemicals legislation on natural fragrance ingredients hosted at the European Parliament on 11 April.
Joint Press Release: IFRA, DAI, and AFFI to develop a Best Practice Case Case Study on Patchouli to demonstrate Sustainable Solutions for the Fragrance Industry
The International Fragrance Association (IFRA), together with the Indonesian Essential Oil Council (DAI) and the Indonesian Flavor and Fragrant Association (AFFI), have formed a partnership to develop and document a best practice case study for responsible sourcing of patchouli in Indonesia.
IFRA congratulates RIFM on the election of its new President
The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has congratulated the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) on the election of its new President. Dr Anne Marie Api will take over from Dr Jim Romine, who is retiring on 31 March 2023 after leading the organization for more than 7 years.
Stakeholders renew commitment to IDEA project at annual meeting, recognizing huge achievements in controlling skin allergy
Brussels, 05 December 2022 – Stakeholders at the International Dialogue for the Evaluation of Allergens (IDEA) Annual Review meeting on 29 November 2022 reaffirmed their commitment to the project. Underway for nearly 10 years, IDEA seeks ways to improve consumer protection by bringing together various stakeholders including the fragrance industry, the dermatological community, and policy makers to
“Fragrance serves essential consumer needs; we must step up to support sustainability” says IFRA at Global Fragrance Summit 2022
Geneva/São Paulo, 14 November 2022 – The fourth Global Fragrance Summit – the first to be held in Latin America – saw fragrance industry stakeholders from around the world join for three days of discussion and debate. Under the headline of the Scent of Change, the Summit examined innovation, biodiversity and sustainability – and what the sector can do to continuously respond to consumers’ needs fo
Opening of IFRA India liaison office highlights importance of the country's fragrance sector in the global fragrance industry
New Delhi, 21 September 2022 – The announcement today of the official opening of the International Fragrance Association’s (IFRA) new India liaison office heralds a significant era of development for the important Indian fragrance sector. It will enable IFRA to better support the Indian fragrance industry to build capacity, to reach ever higher standards of quality, safety, sustainability, and to
‘Recognize the value of fragrance to Europe in new sustainability proposals', says industry body
IFRA releases its Green Deal policy recommendations, highlighting the fragrance industry’s value and role in supporting the EU’s sustainability transition.
IFRA launches consultation on update to safe use program
The International Fragrance Association has launched a period of consultation on the latest update to its safe use program, the IFRA Standards.
Fragrance industry identifies possible challenges ahead to meet the objectives of the Green Deal
A new study on the business impact of the EU Commission’s proposed Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability put the fragrance industry at crossroads, with transformations needed to safeguard and promote prosperity of the sector in Europe