International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) is a global ingredients company with business activities diversified into Taste and Scent; the company's 2018 acquisition of Frutarom solidified its leading market position in the former. IFF operates 104 manufacturing facilities and 82 application laboratories across 44 countries, with it's customer base derived mostly of B2B sales to small and medium sized companies as well as global consumer product companies. These sales are geographically diverse; although the US makes up 20 of IFF's market, no other single country represents more than a 6% share

Baseline assessment


Started the journey


Started the journey

Social inclusion

Started the journey


International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) provides limited public disclosure across the dimensions, with considerable room for improvement in all three. IFF has set a science-based target to reduce its scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 30% by 2025, compared to 2015. The company is committed to driving collective action for water stewardship in the communities where it sources and operates. It is also committed to tackling food waste and loss by developing upcycled ingredients that utilise waste side streams from manufacturing processes. However, it does not disclose commitments to reduce plastic use and packaging waste. In the nutrition dimension, IFF commits to supporting industry and stakeholder conversations on reimagining healthier food options. It also publicly discloses a product quality policy addressing food safety. However, the company does not commit to promoting responsible marketing and nutrition in the workplace. In terms of social inclusion, IFF is committed to eliminating child and forced labour in its own operations and supply chain. It is also committed to promoting the health, safety and well-being of its employees. However, it does not share its position on paying a living wage.

Food and Agriculture Benchmark

The Food and Agriculture Benchmark will assess 350 keystone companies on the issues underpinning the food system transformation agenda. The benchmark’s aim is to stimulate companies to apply sustainable business practices throughout their operations as well as use their influence to encourage value chain partners to do the same. WBA has organised the food and agriculture value chain into six sub-sectors. These sub-sectors are also reflected in the methodology framework.

Food and agriculture revenue
USD 3,227,973,000
Major subsidiaries
Lucas Mayer Cosmetics Asia
Consumer brands
Generessence, Flavorfit, Tru2Rich, Tru2Clear, Tru2Nature

Value chain sub-sectors

Other benchmarks

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