WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — From January 20-24, 2023, members of the Fragrance Creators Association met in Sacramento, California to share information to help regulators and state legislators to advance policies that empower the fragrance value chain to accelerate sustainable innovation and meet the changing needs of consumers. Over the course of three days, the fragrance creators engaged with the leadership of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), as well as members of the California Assembly, Senators and their staff. Discussions included deeper technical science education, as well as the important role of fragrance in industry stewardship, sustainability, and consumer education.
During the meeting with CARB staff on January 20, Fragrance Creators highlighted the safety and science behind fragrance ingredients, the essential role scent plays in various products, and innovative ways the industry is working to Protect the environment. This meeting comes as CARB’s new consumer product VOC amendments are beginning to go into effect.
“Fragrance Creators has had a longstanding relationship with CARB based on mutual respect and science-based conversations,” said Amanda Nguyen, Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs for Fragrance Creators. “Through that, we’ve found a lot of common ground. As our members work to meet the requirements of VOC regulations and to communicate the challenges they pose, we’re pleased to continue to strengthen our relationship. We extend our thanks to the staff at CARB for their time and I look forward to working with them in the future.”
On January 23 and 24, Fragrance Creators members had more than 20 engagements with Assembly members, senators and their staff, including a briefing for staff of key policy committees, including the Committee on Natural Resources of the Assembly, the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, and the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality. These meetings focused on the types of policies that promote sustainable innovation in the fragrance industry and beyond. Fragrance Creators also leads a coalition of industry stakeholders and, while in California, hosted a coalition briefing to strengthen communication and coordination across industry.
“By meeting with lawmakers early in their legislative session, we can make sure they are clear on the kinds of policies that will allow our industry to do its part to provide more good for people and the planet,” said Farah K. Ahmed. , President and CEO of Fragrance Creators. “We will continue to leverage our network of more than 1,000 scientific and technical experts to educate key stakeholders in California and beyond throughout the year.”
Fragrance Creators Association is the trade association representing the fragrance industry in general. The organization represents the majority of fragrance manufacturers in North America and provides comprehensive representation on a variety of matters. The association also represents fragrance-related interests throughout the value chain, enabling better results in advancing good for business. Y the public. The Fragrance Creators membership is diverse, including companies that create, manufacture, and use fragrances and scents for home care, personal care, home design, fine fragrances, and industrial and institutional products, as well as those that supply fragrance ingredients. , including natural extracts. and other raw materials used in perfumery and fragrance blends. Fragrance Creators established and manages the Congressional Fragrance Caucus, ensuring an ongoing dialogue with members of Congress and staff. The association also produces The Fragrance Conservatory, the comprehensive digital resource for high-quality fragrance information. Learn more about fragrance creators at fragrancecreators.org – for people, perfume and the planet.
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Photos of Fragrance Creators members with various California Assembly members, Senators and staff members
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