Certifications

Certificates of good practice

Because quality is not just an empty concept, we implement a policy involving the certification of our products and manufacturing methods. These certificates, issued by independent and respected organisations, are safety assurances for consumers or end-users. We keep a constant watch on the legislation that effects the fragrances and flavours industry.

Our subsidiaries have been awarded ISO 9001: 2008 certification.

Our organic products have been certified by Ecocert, an international certification body recognised by public authorities. This certificate guarantees that environmentally friendly methods have really been implemented throughout the whole chain of production and vouches for consumer safety and the use of environmentally superior natural substances. We have obtained USDA NOP certification for the USA.

In accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), we scrupulously observe essential good manufacturing practices with regards people, hygienic conditions on the premises, manufacturing operations, labelling, packaging and quality control of aromatic raw materials.

In accordance with European Cosmetics Directives 76/768/EEC and 2003/15/EEC, we guarantee the quality of our products, the absence of extracts and ingredients derived from bovine, ovine and caprine tissues and liquids and the absence of animal experimentation.

Within the framework of Reach, European Regulation 1907/2006, we have pre-registered the chemical substances that we import or produce when quantities exceed one ton per year within the European Community.

For flavour compounds, our raw materials comply with food safety standards (no pesticides or heavy metals, in accordance with European regulations) and all have a FEMA number.

The hygiene and safety of our food products are guaranteed by the implementation of an ISO 22000 certification.

With regard to raw materials used in pharmaceuticals, we have obtained GMP certification from ANSM (National agency for health product safety, in France) stating that we observe Good Manufacturing Practices.

Finally, in November 2014, ELIXENS France obtained FSSC 22000 certification, positioning the company among the pioneers of French flavor manufacturers. By obtaining this certification ELIXENS France confirms its teams' daily involvement in food safety measures within the company, a global safety and quality policy the ELIXENS group has been attached to for many years.

By choosing to adopt the FSSC 22000 standard, ELIXENS France joins a most demanding and efficient food safety scheme, to benefit both internally and for its customers:

  • A single, globally-accepted standard that is recognized in many countries,
  • Uniform food safety procedures that are applicable worldwide,
  • Improved communication with trading partners by means of a unique auditing platform,
  • Better understanding and implementation of HACCP principles, helping identify, evaluate, and control hazards related to food safety throughout the food production and its supply chain,
  • A driver for continuous improvement, due to ISO's known management system approach,
  • Obligation to achieve results, allowing nevertheless free choice of means to get there,
  • Improved food safety hazard control.