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IFRA launches its 2024 VoU survey

L'IFRA lance son enquête VoU 2024

On 28 March 2024, IFRA (the International Fragrance Association) announced the launch of its 2024 VoU (Volume of Use) survey. Carried out around every four years, its aim is to compile comprehensive data on the volumes of fragrance ingredients utilized in the production of fragrance mixtures. All relevant companies are invited to participate.

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“The Volume of Use Survey is instrumental in achieving several key goals that are pivotal to the industry’s operations and future development,” IFRA points out in its press release:
• Creating the IFRA Transparency List: The IFRA Transparency List is an overview of the ingredients used to create fragrance mixtures employed by consumer goods companies in personal care products, home care products and fine fragrance worldwide
• Informing the RIFM Safety Assessment process: Odorous materials observed to be in use are subjected to a rigorous safety evaluation by the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM)
• Supporting environmental risk assessments: The collected data aids in assessing the environmental impact of fragrance ingredients, contributing to the industry’s environmental stewardship goals
• Navigating regulatory challenges: Comprehensive insights into the usage volumes of ingredients enable IFRA to effectively address regulatory developments and advocate on behalf of the fragrance industry around the world

Scheduled to run until end of September, the survey aims to gather data on ingredient volumes used in the calendar year 2023.

“Through the Volume of Use Survey, we aim to continue to build our industry’s reputation for safety, sustainability, and transparency,” said Matthias Vey, Vice President for Scientific Affairs at …

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