The Swiss Flavour and Fragrance Industry Association was founded in Geneva on December 1999, initially with 10 member companies. Today ssfia counts 15 members, which are the main players of the industry in Switzerland. Since its creation the sffia have been lucky to count on the active support and the always appreciated participation of the experts from the two leading companies in the industry, which are both headquartered in Switzerland. This gives the association a weight, which allows it to be well respected not only in Switzerland but also in the EU.
The association primary objective is to contribute to the development of the Swiss Flavour and Fragrance Industry and defend the common interest of its members. It represents the Swiss Flavour and Fragrance Industry vis-à-vis the Swiss authority and economic entities, as well as within foreign and international organizations – among others EFFA, IFRA and IOFI.
We ensure that we further the interests of our members during consultation procedures on the elaboration of national and international legislations governing food, personal and home care industries or any other industry where flavours or fragrances can be used.
The associations also provides its members with regular updates on the European and worldwide rules and regulations governing our products and their uses. It also ensures that its members comply with the provisions off the EFFA, IFRA and IOFI respective codes of practice and do fulfill their obligations toward the Association.
Twice a year the sffia member meet to discuss the challenges we face in the industry and to better understand how to best protect its interest while at the same continue delivering exciting new flavours and perfumes.