TechnicoFlor, a French, family and independent perfume composition house specialized in the creation of perfumes for the biggest names in perfumery, cosmetics and hygiene, launches FlorIndex, an ecodesign tool for perfume formulas, a real innovation in the profession.
Created by TechnicoFlor's teams, accompanied by ecodesign experts, FlorIndex aims to evaluate the impact of the formulas created by the group's perfumers, mainly on the environment, but also at the societal and cultural level.
health. It is the only tool that is able to measure the environmental impact at almost all stages of the perfume development cycle: from the sourcing of raw materials to the end of the perfume's life, including formulation, production and transport. " By choosing 38 indicators to evaluate 9 criteria, which are themselves divided into 3 main stages, we have built the most comprehensive tool to date ," explains Maxime Gransart, Deputy CEO of TechnicoFlor.
The criteria used include the weight of the raw materials responsible, the CMRs and endoctrinian disruptors, the weight of the solvent, the energy required for production or the impact of transport. But also the biodegradability of a formula or the measurement of its toxicity on the environment and health. The other great strength of FlorIndex lies in the fact that this tool is scalable: it can easily adapt to regulatory changes and incorporate future new criteria.
« Consumers today have different requirements: if they do not want to compromise on efficiency, sensoriality or creativity, they are now looking for products that are healthier, greener, more natural. For them of course, but
also for the environment. This is why they are asking for more transparency on the composition of the products they use, whether in cosmetology or perfumery ," says Maxime Gransart. It is to meet this dual requirement – more responsible consumption and transparency – that TechnicoFlor has developed FlorIndex.
The result? A complete tool in the form of an ecoscore, giving the perfume a score from A to E. We visualize the final score and that of the different stages of its development cycle so that the consumer has all the data necessary for his
understanding. And that's not all: " with the constant aim of improvement, perfumers also have access to any points on which they can progress towards an ever more responsible creation ," concludes François Patrick Sabater, President of TechnicoFlor.