Sustainability & Environmental Social Governance
Our Sustainable Journey
More than ever consumers are demanding that companies change the way they do business, increase transparency, and take an active role in addressing social, cultural, and environmental issues. In 2020, we decided to elevate and formalize our commitment to Sustainability and Environmental Social Governance (ESG) by aligning ourselves with industry best practices and establishing a corporate program that allows for continuous improvement.
Guidance & Standards
Our Sustainability & ESG guidance, standards of performance, and evaluation criteria come from three different sources, chosen for their universal recognition as well as their depth and breadth of experience in flavors and fragrance industries.
The IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charter focuses on five areas, including responsible sourcing, reducing environmental footprint, enhancing employee well-being, prioritizing product safety, and overall transparency.
Ecovadis provides the world’s most trusted sustainability ratings, enabling all businesses to reduce risk, drive performance, and improve environmental and social outcomes.
Sedex provides an online platform, tools, and services to help businesses operate responsibly and sustainably, protect workers, and source ethically.
Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil
We source palm oil and palm derived ingredients for use in the manufacture of our flavors and fragrances. We recognize the global environmental impacts that irresponsible palm tree cultivation has caused and continues to cause. In conjunction with our Sustainable Procurement Policy and Supplier Code of Conduct, we are committed to addressing our reliance on materials with harmful environmental and social impacts. As we progress, Flavorchem aims to procure palm derived materials from only sustainable sources.
Code of Conduct
The quality and ethical standard of our finished products are contingent upon the values and practices of our suppliers. Therefore, it is essential that Flavorchem & Orchidia Fragrances’ quality and values be perpetuated as a continuum, starting with the shared values established with our suppliers. We therefore ask our suppliers to sign our Code of Conduct to align with our vision and share our expectations to support our sustainability efforts and business ethics. We expect our suppliers to follow these standards and take appropriate measures for their implementation.