IFF-LMR Naturals Achieves For Life Social Responsibility Certification for Haitian Vetiver Operations
12.10.2015 20:15 | Business Wire
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris:IFF), a leading global creator of flavors, fragrances and cosmetic actives for consumer products, announced that its affiliate IFF-LMR Naturals received its fourth For Life Social Responsibility designation issued by the certification body IMOswiss AG (formerly Institute for Marketecology), this time in cooperation with its vetiver partner in Haiti. The For Life designation recognizes an organization’s adherence to specific sustainability criteria, including transparency, environmental responsibility, fair working conditions and positive relations with producers and local communities. This recognition comes after the certification of IFF-LMR Naturals for its rose supply chain in Turkey and its patchouli and basil supply chains in Madagascar.
“Sustainability is foundational to IFF’s Vision 2020 business strategy and a key focus area throughout our global operations,” noted Andreas Fibig, IFF Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “It has been an integral part of the ethos of the LMR organization since the creation of the company more than 30 years ago. Vetiver is an important ingredient for perfumers and can be found in many of our fine fragrance and consumer fragrance creations. This new recognition demonstrates our continued commitment to strengthening sustainability across the supply chain for the benefit of our customers and consumers. We will continue to develop this third-party certification to further support sustainable practices.”
Since its founding in Grasse, France in 1983, the stated mission of LMR is to work with its partners around the world to research and produce the highest possible quality natural, sustainable, transparent, and pure ingredients to create essential oils, concretes and absolutes for use in perfumery and flavors for food and beverages.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris: IFF) is a leading global creator of flavors, fragrances, and cosmetic actives used in a wide variety of consumer products. Consumers experience these unique scents, tastes, and actives in fine fragrances and beauty care, detergents and household goods, as well as beverages, sweet goods and food products. The Company leverages its competitive advantages of consumer insight, research and development, creative expertise, and customer intimacy to provide customers with innovative and differentiated product offerings. A member of the S&P 500 Index, IFF has more than 6,200 employees working in 32 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit our website at www.iff.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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