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2024 European elections: IFRA calls for a "SHIFT"

Européennes 2024 : l'IFRA appelle à un "SHIFT"

With the 2024 European Union elections ahead, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has published five policy recommendations and offers concrete suggestions to help incoming EU policy makers shift towards a more competitive, resilient European Union.

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“The outgoing EU mandate established plans for climate transformation and a transition pathway for the chemical industry,” said Aurelie Perrichet, Regional Director for Europe, IFRA. “The forthcoming term should prioritize the development of a European Industrial Deal that revitalizes competitiveness and reinforces industrial investment and innovation. This European Industrial Deal should complement the Green Deal, aiming for a sustainable, carbon-neutral future by leveraging Europe’s leading scientific, socioeconomic, and cultural resources.”

In presenting these five S-H-I-F-T recommendations, the fragrance industry is calling for robust cooperation between EU policymakers and industry to enable the implementation of now-adopted Green Deal initiatives, to revitalize European competitiveness, and bolster the business case for industrial investment and innovation in Europe.

A SHIFT to a more resilient and competitive Europe

Here’s a summary of the IFRA Policy Recommendations.

Stimulate Innovation; Preserve Our Heritage:
Consider the interplay between innovation and cultural heritage when evaluating new and existing rules by making use of the policymaking tools available.
Harness Our Success
Leverage the fragrance industry’s proven safety and sustainability initiatives and expertise in the policy design process.
Involve the Value Chain:
Embrace the industry’s expertise as a valuable resource for meaningful legislation.
Follow the Science:
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