Firmenich has launched EcoScent Compass, a tool to measure a fragrance’s sustainability footprint.
- Green properties—Linked to the nature of the ingredients within the formulation, from biodegradability and green chemistry to renewability and waste per kilogram
- Environmental footprint—Measures and reports the sustainability of more than 90% of Firmenich’s ingredients palette, including climate, water and toxicity metrics. This score enables Firmenich perfumers to fully embed sustainability into their fragrance creation process, and is based on the company’s Ingredients Sustainability Index.
- Social impact—Measures the working conditions and labor standards of all involved in the supply chain, including manufacturing plants and suppliers, as well as the impact on local communities at the source of the natural ingredients through the Naturals Together and Deep Roots sustainable sourcing programs
EcoScent Compass can be applied to scent compositions across fine fragrance, body and home care products.
“Driven by the growing trend for more sustainable lifestyles, today’s consumers are demanding to know what’s inside their products,” said Armand de Villoutreys, president, perfumery and ingredients. “We designed EcoScent Compass to offer consumers the transparency they expect and deserve.”
Added Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat, global head of sustainability: “In a society where consumer scrutiny and the desire for trust are the new norm, people want products that respect biodiversity and foster responsible societal development. With EcoScent Compass we are raising the bar in our industry, offering a new best-in-class measurement tool to shape fragrances with lasting positive social and environmental impact.”