Quality, regulations, know-how

A word on quality

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.

The ELIXENS group has a long time commitment to implementing environmentally friendly methods throughout the whole chain of production, ensuring consumer safety and the promotion of natural substances. 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 (equivalence with NOP import certificate - for export to the USA - USDA Organic)

In the Drôme region (in the heart of France), our raw material suppliers are farmers of the Sica Bioplantes cooperative, France’s leading producer of Organic medicinal and aromatic plants. This represents 30 different plant species cultivated on 400 hectares of land free from chemical pesticides, fertilizers or weed-killers. The soil is nourished with compost made from straw from the distillery. Everything produced by Sica Bioplantes is certified by ECOCERT.

Following the takeover of Sanoflore’s Raw Materials division in March 2010, which is accompanied by an exclusive partnership with Sica Bioplantes, the ELIXENS France division, member of the BIOPARTENAIRE association, has been recognized having an organic domestic fair trade commitment. Monitored and controlled by ECOCERT, it is authorized to attest its involvement in organic domestic fair trade approved by ECOCERT Environnement, according to ESR standards (Fairness, Solidarity & Responsibility) for a large number of its locally produced raw materials, essential oils, hydrolates and floral waters (list of products recognized ORGANIC FAIR TRADE on request).

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.

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.