Ensuring conformity with the IFRA Standards

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.

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What is a Certificate of Conformity?

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. 

Does IFRA create Certificates?

IFRA does not create the certificates and there is no certifying company providing certificates on behalf of IFRA.

Does a Certificate replace a Safety Assessment?

It is important to note that the Certificate of Conformity declares compliance with the requirements expressed in the IFRA Standards but does not replace a safety assessment.

Is there an 'IFRA Certificate' for raw materials?

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.).

Where can I find more information?

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.

Third-party certification by professional services companies

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.

List of professional service companies

AFP Chemical Consultancy

United Kingdom
Contact: Alan Pettitt
Tel: +44 (0)208 549 2972
Email: alan@consultantchemist.co.uk
Website: consultantchemist.co.uk


Formpak Software

United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(0)1235 250 020
Email: sales@formpak-software.com
Website: formpak-software.com

Geowin Srl / Schede di Sicurezza

Email: info@schededisicurezza.com
Website: www.schededisicurezza.com

Global Directions, Inc.

United States
Contact: William E. Brugger, Ph.D.
Telephone: +1 570-664-8387 x1003
Email: wbrugger@bruggercis.com
Website: bruggercis.com

LISAM Systems

Tel: +32 (0) 67 40 00 03
Email: info@lisam.com
Website: lisam.com

Naturakem France

Contact: Nadège Testa
Tel: +33 (0)9 54 09 23 33
Email: contact@naturakem.fr
Website: naturakem.com

Orchadia Solutions Ltd

United Kingdom
Contact: Penny Williams
Tel: +44 (0) 1234 866 606
Email: orchadia@orchadia.org
Website: orchadia.org

P.A. Aromatics Flavors & Agieffe International

Contact: Gloria Gasser
Tel: +39 0382 567982
Email: info@paaromatics.it
Website: paaromatics.it

Ruby Vision Global Solutions Pty Ltd

Telephone: +61-7-3218 7395 (Mon-Fri, 08:30-18:00 AEST)
Email: info@rubyvision.tech
Website: rubyvision.tech


Streatley Software Ltd

United Kingdom
Contact: Karen Tayler
Telephone: +44 (0)118 929 8216
Email: streatley@streatley.co.uk
Website: streatley.co.uk