Press Release

IFF-LMR Naturals Achieves For Life Social Responsibility Certification

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 26, 2015-- International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF), a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, today announced that IFF-LMR Naturals received the IMO (Institute for Marketecology) For Life Social Responsibility certification. This designation recognizes an organization’s commitment to sustainability.

“Sustainability is an integral part of our business strategy and a key differentiator for IFF,” noted Andreas Fibig, IFF Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We have made significant progress in executing and expanding our sustainability initiatives during the past year alone, including opening the largest solar field in the flavors and fragrances industry, inclusion in the CDP Climate Disclosure Leadership Index and now, the For Life Social Responsibility certification from IMO.”

The For Life Social Responsibility certification is broad in scope and requires adherence to criteria including environmental responsibility, fair working conditions, transparency, and community relations. In addition to LMR receiving this certification, its agricultural and processing partner in Isparta, Turkey also received For Life certification relating to LMR’s Turkish rose supply chain. For Life certification confirms that LMR and its partner in Turkey are committed to acting as responsible employers and promoters of sustainable practices.

Nicolas Mirzayantz, IFF Group President Fragrances and Executive Sustainability Champion, added, “Rose is at the heart of every perfumer’s catalog and LMR has been working closely with its partner in Turkey to bring the purest, highest quality rose products to perfumers for more than ten years. Our longstanding commitment to strengthening sustainability within our customers’ supply chains was taken to a higher level with the introduction of this third-party certification by IMO.”

About IFF

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) is a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products. Consumers experience these unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty care, detergents and household goods, as well as beverages, sweet goods and food products. The Company leverages its competitive advantages of consumer insight, research and development, creative expertise, and customer intimacy to provide customers with innovative and differentiated product offerings. A member of the S&P 500 Index, IFF has more than 6,000 employees working in 31 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit our website at

Source: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Michael DeVeau, 212-708-7164
VP, Global Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Denise Gillen, 212-515-7308
Manager, Fragrances Communications