TAKING SUSTAINABILITY SERIOUSLY

Sustainability is not a theory
Sustainabilty is not trendy
Sustainability is a day after day, long term commitment to action
Sustainability is the direct result of individual and corporate dedication
Sustainability must be taken seriously

At IFF, together with LMR, for more the 25 years we have and we will.

IFF-LMR NATURALS: THREE DECADES OF TRUE FAIR TRADE

For many consumers, the term "fair trade" is not much more than a label on a product. For our IFF-LMR Naturals division, ethical labor practices have been at the very core of its business for decades.

Laboratoire Monique Rémy sustains equitable, lasting relationships with the farmers who supply the pure, natural ingredients for which it is renowned. Founded in 1983 by Monique Rémy and acquired by IFF in 2000, LMR has always been committed to purity, sustainability and transparency in its products and its relationships with its employees and farmers.

Located in Grasse in the South of France, LMR operates four production sites in France, Spain and Turkey.

LMR has perfected the process of transforming naturals, such as narcissus, orris, rose and blackcurrant bud, into pure oils and absolutes that retain the unique fragrance of their origin. LMR has total control of the process, from varietal selection to field, and extraction to distillation. Since its formation, LMR has taken a unique approach to the perfume business by entering into long-term contracts with its farmers. These contracts range in length coinciding with the growing cycle of a particular crop.

In these contracts, IFF commits to a guaranteed price, ensuring the farmer a steady income, despite fluctuations in crop yields and market prices.

OUR COMMITMENT TO FARMERS

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Orris root is a treasured fragrance and flavor for which there is no synthetic substitute. To ensure the continued availability of orris root at a reasonable price, LMR contracts with small coopertives of family farmers in France and Italy. By relying on five-year contracts - The length of time drying the orris rhizome - IFF-LMR provides a secure income stream for the farmers

SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

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Download the IFF 2013 sustainability report in PDF format.

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