To ensure that consumer goods companies and people using fragranced products can be confident that fragrances conform with the IFRA Standards, IFRA has developed a new method of certification.
A revised template for Certificates of Conformity to the IFRA Standards is available here.
This new Certificate was developed as part of the consultation process on the IFRA Standards that took place in 2019.
The Certificate of Conformity to the IFRA Standards is a document established by companies creating fragrance mixtures. It is based on the business relationship between the fragrance supplier and its customer.
The Certificate is only applicable for fragrance mixtures intended to be directly included in a finished consumer product. By using a Certificate, a fragrance supplier assures its customer that the product they supply is in compliance with the requirements set by the IFRA Standards for an intended use.
There is typically no ‘IFRA Certificate’ for raw materials. When there is an IFRA Standard on a raw material (e.g. citrus essential oil), you cannot issue a Certificate as such, but you can communicate to your clients the conformity of the raw material with the corresponding IFRA Standard.
Please note that information on essential oils can also stem from the presence of IFRA restricted materials in them (see Annex I to the IFRA Standards on the IFRA Standards documentation page.).
You can also find more detailed information about the Certificate of Conformity to the IFRA Standards in the Guidance for the Use of the IFRA Standards (pages 67-68). This is available on the IFRA Standards documentation page.
Please note that the IFRA Standards are voluntary and do not replace compliance with national/local regulations.
To assist members and others who require an external service provider to develop a Certificate of Conformity, IFRA has developed the following list.
This list is based on suggestions provided by IFRA members, and includes companies that can attest to the conformity of fragrance mixtures with IFRA Standards.
The list of companies is provided below, in alphabetical order.
Please note that IFRA does not take any responsibility as to the quality of the services of the listed suppliers, and it will remain the responsibility of each user to verify and ensure the quality of the services provided by such companies.
Contact: Alan Pettitt
Tel: +44 (0)208 549 2972
Telephone: +44(0)1235 250 020
Contact: William E. Brugger, Ph.D.
Telephone: +1 570-664-8387 x1003
Tel: +32 (0) 67 40 00 03
Contact: Nadège Testa
Tel: +33 (0)9 54 09 23 33
Contact: Penny Williams
Tel: +44 (0) 1234 866 606
Contact: Gloria Gasser
Tel: +39 0382 567982
Telephone: +61-7-3218 7395 (Mon-Fri, 08:30-18:00 AEST)
Contact: Karen Tayler
Telephone: +44 (0)118 929 8216