As a fragrance and flavor leader, we proactively participate in industry activities. We believe that dedication to the highest standards and best industry practices is a good business practice and supports our customers’ long term success. Our leadership in this arena helps us create fragrances and flavors that are innovative in advance and anticipate client needs.
Fragrance Creators Association (FCA)
We are active members in the Fragrance Creators Association (FCA), the industry’s global organization, which is focused on the safe enjoyment of fragrances worldwide. Arylessence CEO Steve Tanner has served as Chair of FCA, and is a long-time FCA board member. Executive Vice President Cynthia Reichard is a key leader in the Fragrance Creators Association’s communications and legislative initiatives. FCA’s primary objectives are the integrity and safe manufacture of fragrances. This is embodied in the FCA Code of Practice, which incorporates the highest safety and environmental standards for fragrance ingredients and fragrance manufacturing. Serving the industry and its customers, Fragrance Creators Association interacts with legislative and regulatory bodies and other stakeholders in the U.S. and Canada to promote safe fragrance standards and protect fragrance formulations as proprietary intellectual property.
Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM)
We are actively involved in the industry’s research organization, the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM). Arylessence CEO Steve Tanner serves on the organization’s Executive Committee, which is based in the United States. RIFM’s independent experts, dermatologists, pathologists, environmental scientists, and toxicologists play a vital role in conducting scientific research. Continuously studying thousands of raw material ingredients, RIFM sets standards for the quality, integrity, and safe use of ingredients in fragrance formulas. Over 4,500 materials have been certified for safe use by RIFM scientists. These are the only materials approved for safe use in fragrance formulations by IFRA members, and the IFRA list is accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and by governmental and regulatory authorities worldwide.
We are actively involved in the International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades (IFEAT) and the European Federation of Essential Oils (EFEO), which are important global organizations representing the makers and providers of essential oils. Our perfumers are members of the long-established American Society of Perfumers, which fosters and encourages the art and science of perfumery in the United States while promoting high standards of professional conduct within the fragrance industry.
We also participate in the industry organizations of our clients and serve on their committees. Our fragrances and flavors are a critical part of their products and contribute to their ability to successfully attract customers and build their businesses. Our clients’ goals are our goals, too.
Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA)
The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) is the premier trade association representing the interests of companies engaged in the manufacture, formulation, distribution and sale of more than $100 billion annually in the U.S. of familiar consumer products that help household and institutional customers create cleaner and healthier environments. HCPA member companies employ hundreds of thousands of people globally. Products HCPA represents include disinfectants that kill germs in homes, hospitals and restaurants; air fresheners, room deodorizers, and candles; pest management products for home, lawn and garden, and pets; cleaning products and polishes for use throughout the home and institutions; products used to protect and improve the performance and appearance of automobiles; aerosol products and a host of other products used every day. Through its product stewardship program — Product Care® — and the association’s retail engagement on chemicals management, transparency, and compliance issues, HCPA provides its members a platform for addressing product safety and sustainability.
American Cleaning Institute (ACI)
The American Cleaning Institutes’s purpose is to serve the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry. Established in 1926, ACI is dedicated to advancing public understanding of the safety and benefits of cleaning products, and protecting the ability of its members to formulate products that best meet consumer needs. ACI serves both its members and the public by developing and sharing information about industry products with the technical community, policy makers, childcare and health professionals, educators, media, and consumers. ACI technical programs provide the foundation for scientifically sound public, legislative, and regulatory judgments about industry products and ingredients.
National Candle Association (NCA)
The National Candle Association (NCA), founded in 1974, is the major trade association representing U.S. candle manufacturers and their suppliers. NCA also acts on behalf of the candle industry in helping promote the safe use and enjoyment of candles, and monitoring issues impacting the industry. Headquartered in Washington, DC, NCA has approximately 100 candle manufacturers and suppliers as members, and is widely recognized as the leading technical authority on candle manufacturing. As part of its commitment to product quality, safety, and corporate responsibility, the National Candle Association has played a leading role in the development of industry standards for candles and candle products. The current national industry standards for candles have been developed, balloted, and published through the ASTM International standards organization. Although ASTM candle standards are applicable to the United States, they are often referenced or drawn upon by candle organizations and regulatory authorities in other nations.