NATURAL INGREDIENTS ARE FRAGILE

Often grown in poor countries, their sustainability is potentially affected by the instability of their environment. LMR initiates and participates in several programs, to nurture and protect the long term availability of our precious natural ingredients, ensuring a fair return to local communities.

PROTECTING INGREDIENTS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

VETIVER: HAITI
Early harvesting results in soil erosion & inferior quality.
LMR participates in the Natural Resources Stewardship Circle with other key stakeholders from our industry. The purpose is to increase the positive impact on the preservation of biodiversity and improve living conditions for local populations by following common good-practices and guidelines. LMR also contracted with Haitian communities to improve cultivation and harvest processes. The profits made through those improvements will then be shared with the local stakeholders.

GERANIUM OIL: EGYPT
Speculation causes price volatility without improving quality.
IFF-LMR Naturals™ R&D team works with a supplier in Egypt with integrated production to establish the best sustainable price level for the right quality and to avoid price speculation. Our supplier is a member of the United Nations Global Compact and supports the community by improving the basic health and living conditions in the rural areas, combating child labor, and improving labor standards.

YLANG-YLANG: COMOROS ISLANDS
Supplies of ylang-ylang oil are threatened by deforestation and erosion.
IFF’s supplier fights deforestation through financing of energy-efficient distillation equipment, reforestation programs, environmental conservation and agricultural management education for growers. Our supplier also works to improve the living conditions of local communities through clean water access and health programs for residents. "LMR Naturals is the only natural flavors and fragrances ingredients company to cover such a large scope of activities, from vegetal selection and agricultural techniques to harvesting, mechanization and development of extraction processes."

Bernard Toulemonde, PhD General Manager, IFF-LMR Naturals