Disclosing how we work

IFRA prioritizes transparency in its processes, while respecting the need for confidentiality on business-sensitive issues.

The IFRA Standards are produced following lengthy consultation with partners, customers, and external stakeholders. We regularly hold meetings with external groups to present and answer questions about the Standards.

Our Sustainability Charter, created in partnership with our sister association, the International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI), was the result of four years of work with internal and external stakeholders, including regulators, politicians and non-governmental organizations.

The International Dialogue for the Evaluation of Allergens (IDEA) is a long-term, multi-stakeholder, expert-led program to address fragrance allergens. It brings together scientists, academics, healthcare professionals and regulators in a transparent and open way. Presentations and summaries of meetings are published online and we hold a public Annual Review in collaboration with European Union regulators and politicians.

Through membership of groups such as the European Partnership for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EPAA) and the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), we advance responsible policy positions in an open and transparent way.

We also ensure that relevant news and information about our industry and how it operates (including our Vision and Mission, Core Values, members, team and bylaws) are available through our website and highlighted on our social media channels.