“Keeping sustainability principles front and center has always been the key strategy in selection and advancing new programs. The RCI will provide additional insights, access to a unique network and a platform to advance sustainable renewable carbon utilization.”
Overall, momentum is building for the selection of sustainable material choices manufactured by more benign processes – but without compromising established product performance. This is driving the continued need for material innovation which is aligned with the circular economy principles avoiding undesired end-of-life impacts.
Current IFF product lines are to a large extent already based on renewably-sourced carbon.
In our goal to further advance the transition towards a renewable carbon future, IFF is advancing the commercialization of a novel biomaterial platform technology utilizing EU sugar beets as feedstock – which provide a portfolio of performance-advantaged material replacement opportunities across a broad range of applications in large consumer-centric markets (e.g. packaging, composites, nonwovens, in home and personal care, to name a few).
Policy-wise, it is a critical time to raise awareness on the benefits of bio-based materials and building blocks, and how such innovation at scale is directly aligned with EU Bioeconomy goals: it benefits rural agriculture by providing novel opportunities for sustainable growth – as an integrated solution for more sustainable food, feed, fuel and materials.
We are pleased to join the RCI initiative together with other players aiming to drive economic growth detached from virgin fossil resources and to promote and support the RCI renewable carbon concept.
IFF’s Do More Good Plan has for ambition to innovate for progress – for people and the planet. Across the four divisions of our business, we are transforming the markets we serve by driving environmentally and socially conscious innovation, growing our robust research & development (R&D) pipeline, and developing an expanded suite of sustainable solutions to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, consumers, and the broader market.
IFF is delivering material innovation through sustainable, biobased and readily biodegradable materials which are able to address the increasing demand for sustainable and high-performance solutions, that are circular by design and provide significant GHG benefits.