SFA respects the various European Directives:
- The Directive on dangerous substances and preparations, which defines the different safety symbols, allowing for greater precautions when handling products and labelling the products it sells.
- The European Cosmetics Directive
- REACH: European regulations pertaining to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances imported into, or manufactured in, Europe.
SFA also respects international recommendations and Directives :
- IFRA (International Fragrance Association): an organisation that analyses the ingredients in a scented product and recommends dosages for each type of finished product. It sometimes even bans the use of certain substances.
- The Directives in each country or zone, mainly Japan, Canada, the United States, the members of ASEAN in South-East Asia, and Australia.
On request, SFA also adapts to other local and lesser known rules, and to the specs. and special requirements of its clients.
SFA is a member of :
- PRODAROM, French syndicate of flavoured goods manufacturers
- UIC, the chemical industries' union
- FEBEA, the federation of beauty businesses (equivalent of EFFA on a national scale)
- EFFA, the European Flavour and Fragrance.
In this context, and respecting all of these rules, the necessary documents are available from the legal department:
- Data Sheet: states the organoleptic properties of the composition (colour, smell, appearance, etc) as part of sampling
- Hazard Sheet: identifies the potential dangers of a perfume and ranks 16 safety criteria
- Analysis Form: for an order, it goes over the criteria on the Data Sheet in even greater detail; it specifies the batch number for product traceability
- IFRA certificate: gives dosage recommendations
- Cosmetic compliance certificate
- Allergen certificate for cosmetics in Europe
- Safety certificate for finished product
- VOC (Volatiles Organic Compounds)
- Plus any other document or certificate at the client's request.