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P&G Extends its Transparency Commitment to Fragrance Ingredient Product Portfolio

Published on 2017-09-05. Author : SpecialChem

The Procter & Gamble Company has announced that it will share online all fragrance ingredients down to 0.01 percent for its entire product portfolio in the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2019, which includes more than 2000 fragranced products. P&G is the first company to commit to this level of fragrance ingredient detail across such a broad product portfolio.

P&G Extends its Transparency Commitment to Fragrance Ingredient Product Portfolio
P&G Extends its Transparency Commitment to Fragrance Ingredient
Product Portfolio

Reliable Fragrance Ingredients

P&G’s latest announcement builds on previous steps the company has taken over the past five years in recognition of consumers’ growing interest in knowing what ingredients are in the products they use. P&G already shares its full fragrance palette as well as a list of ingredients not used in fragrances.

The additional level of detail on product fragrance ingredients announced recently will offer consumers more reliable information to help choose what’s best for them and their families.

Chief Technology Officer at Procter & Gamble, Kathy Fish said:

“Our goal is to give people information that is clear, reliable and accessible. This is another step in our sustainability journey toward enabling consumers to make informed choices. We want people to feel great about putting our products in their shopping baskets. We’re providing more information about fragrance ingredients because we believe this will build even greater trust in the quality and safety of all of our products.”

Expanded Fragrance Disclosures

P&G will go a step beyond listing fragrance ingredients to include where else these ingredients can be found, such as everyday fruits, foods, and other products. P&G is providing some initial examples of what the expanded fragrance disclosures include on selected Tide®, Febreze®, Herbal Essences® and Olay® products. P&G will first focus this effort on its fabric, home and beauty care products where there is the greatest consumer interest and will expand across additional product categories and geographies over time.

Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook said:

“EWG applauds Procter & Gamble’s groundbreaking decision to dramatically improve transparency about its fragrance ingredients across all of its brands. The policy announced today not only demonstrates P&G’s deep commitment to providing consumers everywhere with the information they increasingly demand, it also marks a turning point for the entire consumer product industry. EWG has long considered transparency a major driving force in consumer product markets. The example set by Febreze, Tide, Olay and Herbal Essences today will without question encourage greater ingredient transparency efforts throughout the industry, providing consumers with the information they want and need to make better, healthier choices for themselves and their families.”

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Source: Procter & Gamble
2 Comments on "P&G Extends its Transparency Commitment to Fragrance Ingredient Product Portfolio"
Rosannah A Sep 8, 2017
This is impressive and commendable. Good intent.
Robert S Sep 7, 2017
This is very interesting. Back in the 1970s when I started in the cosmetic industry, everyone did what they could to keep their trade secrets. But with legislation the way it is today, there's no fighting it any longer. So "if you can't fight 'em- join 'em" means the "Transparency Commitment" P&G is marketing is quite brilliant! However, the small percentage of fragrance used in personal care, coupled with the high number of ingredients in fragrance (thus the smaller percentage share of each) means that most of the fragrance ingredients will likely fall bellow the 0.01% level. Literally, it could mean 80% of the fragrance might not be disclosed in cosmetics. Industrial and household cleaning products usually have more fragrance so it might have more disclosure. It will be interesting to see how this plays out!

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