Our environmental commitment

Nature is one of the main sources of well-being, and for our company’s projects it is also the source of all the creations. We are aware of the environmental impact of our activities, and have therefore integrated sustainable development and social responsibility at the heart of our strategy.

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In the framework of our Environmental Management System (EMS), we are committed through strong actions of waste management and energy savings because we have a responsibility towards the future generations.

The environment, the security and safety of our employees on our sites is one of our priorities. We pay close attention to the choice of the raw materials that are the least harmful for our teams and for the consumer.

Resources: protect by nature

We select our natural raw materials with great care to ensure their traceability and their compliance with all the environmental standards.

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Waste recycling

94,54% for the First half of 2019

Expressions Parfumées constantly needs to work with nature and this is why our teams are very careful in their use of the raw materials that they handle on a daily basis. These are recycled by numerous good practices, such as partial or total recycling. We currently recycle 94,54% of our waste!

Energy consumption

Optimizing our production flows and realising energy-efficient manufacturing processes is a priority. For the benefit of all, and in the first place of our clients who thus benefit from adjusted costs in the elaboration of the formulas. The energy used on our production chains fits into the global procedure of manufacturing process optimisation, which is studied to be as functional as possible.

Our technical teams on the site are sensitised to energy management issues and regularly trained in this perspective. The company therefore adapts its activity to the entire scale of the various practices.

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Reducing the environmental impact

Expressions Parfumées makes every effort to drastically reduce the impact of its facilities on the natural surroundings. Our ornamental garden in Grasse is much more than a symbol, it is the expression of the company’s entire ecological policy. The idea of living in harmony with nature is a capital value for us and the source of a strong commitment.

Other initiatives are being set up, such as:

  • The implementation of an ecological management of the printing supplies used by our IT service. Everything is recycled to be reused.
  • All our marketing documentation is printed on recycled paper, which is recyclable, made in France, and Reach and Ecolabel certified.
  • We also support sustainable development by favouring organic and fair-trade work clothing certified by the NGO Flo Cert. Our coats, for example, are made of organic and fair-trade cotton and bear the label Fair Trade / Max Havelaar.

POLICY FOR QUALITY, HEALTH AND SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT AND ETHICAL PRACTICES

"Our pathway to responsible growth"

Our policy for Quality, Health and Safety, Environment and Ethical Practices charts a development path that integrates all the action and measures taken within the company, and constitutes an appropriate response to the expectations of our stakeholders.

This policy includes:

  • the nine aspects of our integrated management system stated on 1 February 2019;

  • the six commitments of our CSR roadmap based on ISO 26000 guidelines and adopted in 2019;

  • adherence to the principles of the Global Compact;

  • The Principles of Conduct adopted by our parent company Givaudan in 2019.

    Through this integrated management system Expressions Parfumées seeks to guarantee customer satisfaction in all circumstances and ensure that its perfume formulas comply with all applicable regulations, while also providing its employees with good working conditions and a suitable environment.

    Social responsibility is at the heart of our strategy. We pledge to offer our customers high-quality products that are increasingly respectful of the environment, as we pursue our quest for innovation and environmentally friendly practices at every stage of the life cycle of our products.

    The 14 principles of our policy for Quality, Health and Safety, Environment and Ethical Practices have been reviewed and adopted by the company's executive management, and constitute our pathway to responsible growth:

    1) Ensure responsible governance that fully respects human rights.

    2) Deploy the resources and measures that are needed to address internal and external issues that have been identified, and in this way respond to the needs and expectations of stakeholders.

    3) Adapt to rapid market evolution, whether related to regulations, economic conditions, material, human or financial resources, in order to pursue the objective of developing Expressions Parfumées and its activity globally.

    4) Faithfully follow at all times the regulations that apply to our activities and continually aim for compliance with regard to our products, the health and safety of our employees, and protection of the environment.

    5) Lower our costs related to poor quality, environmental impacts and work accidents, reduce our risks and constantly improve our performance and our internal organization, by instituting Quality, Health and Safety, Environment, Ethical Practices and Sustainable Development as the criteria of progress for our company.

    6) Ensure the health and safety of our employees and provide working conditions that are conducive to their personal development.

    7) Create a work environment that promotes inclusiveness and respect for diversity and equality.

    8) Protect the environment and our employees by reducing our impacts, anticipating all pollution risks and developing a risk prevention culture to attenuate the dangers that are inherent to our activity. Our method is to consult with our employees and their representatives and obtain their active participation. 9) Reduce our carbon footprint, compensate for our residual greenhouse gas emissions by investment in specific projects, and augment our resilience and capacity to face climate change.

    10) Work closely with outside suppliers and service providers so as to ensure the excellence of our products and full compliance with our environmental, social and ethical standards across our entire value chain, and reinforce the traceability of our activity. 11) Continually innovate to give our customers dependable and sustainable "perfume solutions", via ongoing investment in research and development, and in this way position Expressions Parfumées as a leading innovator in our sector of activity. 12) Maintain our track record in terms of product design and manufacture on which our reputation is built, supported by the know-how and expertise of our staff, as well as our equipment, premises and industrial investments. 13) Adhere to Principles of Conduct and the fundamental rules instituted to prevent corruption, regulate corporate gift-giving and entertainment perquisites, to prevent unfair competition, insider trading and conflicts of interest, and comply with standards pertaining to corporate donations, sponsorship and lobbying, and generally speaking all norms of ethical behavior. 14) Contribute to creation of value that is shared across the territories and the communities where we work. The Quality, Health and Safety, Environment and Ethical Practices policy concerns all employees who work for the company. To follow and apply this policy all employees must be involved in a constant search for efficacy, continual improvement and satisfaction of partners, both in-house and outside the company. A set of objectives and indicators has been drawn up on the basis of these 14 principles of action, for the purpose of tracking the company's performance in terms of Quality, Health and Safety, Environment and Ethical Practices. The executive management of Expressions Parfumées pledges to publish these objectives and information on progress indicators annually, and to provide the means and resources needed to attain these objectives. Each member of our staff has a role to play to help achieve these performance objectives, and to make Expressions Parfumées a responsible, stable and leading company in the world perfume industry. Christophe Marin, Executive President
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ISO 9001-2015 and ISO 14001-2015 Certifications (certification for the Grasse Headquarter only)

These certifications (certification of the Grasse headquarter only) guarantee the quality of our productions and their compliance with the regulatory requirements. These measures are also the guarantee of the company’s engagement for a continuous improvement of its productions but also its commitment to the environment protection. A qualitative guarantee which includes perfume manufacturing processes in the respect of the environment.