At CPL Aromas, the independent, family-owned fragrance house, we believe that a sustainable future is the way forward and we are committed to putting sustainability at the heart of every aspect of the business. Education is key to sustainable development and is essential to the success of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in particular, aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030.
On the International Day of Education, we take the opportunity to share an update on the various educational projects and establishments CPL Aromas helps to support.
CPL Aromas’ Fragrance Training
CPL Aromas’ fragrance teaching is an essential program for new staff members, and often customers too, to gain a deeper knowledge of what fragrance is, how we smell, the olfactive families and the processes involved in creating the world’s leading scents. CPL also have continuous fragrance training programs taking place to update and educate staff on the latest ingredients.
CPL Aromas’ Events for our Agents
CPL regularly holds events for our agents, bringing together all the account managers globally that represent CPL Aromas to update them on the latest fragrances, trends, and technologies. During the pandemic we have continued to host these events virtually as they are a necessary part of CPL’s aim to become an employer of choice.
CPL’s partnership with Universities
We have integrated the UN’s sustainability goals into our sustainability strategy and business and for several years have had successful partnerships with the University of Sunderland, Plymouth and the London College of Fashion, empowering students with knowledge and skills within the perfume industry.
CPL’s Collaboration with the University of Sunderland
CPL Aromas has been involved with the Sunderland BSc. Degree in Cosmetic Science since its inception in 2016. Every year Anne Connet our Global Regulatory Manager helped by other CPL team members including Glenn Moran our Analytical Manager operate a course in Fragrance Regulation and Allergen Theory which also covers IFRA standards and Compliance. In Year 2 we run a half day seminar on fragrance ingredients, odour families, and perfume composition and follow this with a half day lab where the students create their own fragrance to a specific brief. This lab session is followed by a day course on GCMS with a practical where the students analyse the fragrance they have made. During the pandemic although practical sessions have not been possible teaching has successfully continued via video conference. Our partnership with Sunderland University grows stronger with discussions over a possible collaboration with the MSc course taking place. CPL are looking forward to the next academic year of teaching.
“I’m delighted with CPL’s continuing involvement in the BSc Cosmetic Science here at the University of Sunderland since it was launched in September 2016. CPL Aromas have been teaching on the BSc Cosmetic Science the following topics: Fragrance Regulations, formulation of fragrance blends, quality control of fragrances. Students have been inspired by the world/industry of fragrance and one student has already completed her placement industrial year at CPL.” Kalliopi Dodou Programme leader or BSC Cosmetic Science and MSc for Cosmetic Science.
Throughout the academic year 19/20 CPL Aromas welcomed Eva a student from the University who spent the year on a project developing naturally derived formulations and supporting the perfumers.
CPL’s Partnership with University of Plymouth.
We are a longstanding partner to the University of Plymouth, one of the few educational institutions in the world to offer perfumery qualifications. The courses delivered through the International Centre for Aroma Trades Studies are attained by Distance Learning and lead to an IFEAT Diploma in Aroma Trades Studies.
CPL Supports the London College of Fashion
CPL have had a strong relationship with LCF and, in-particular the Cosmetic Science course, for over 10 years now. CPL have been proud to sponsor the LCF at a number of events, host photography competitions, take part in guest lectures and panels and have hosted placement students for their year in industry. One of the first student placements from LCF was Katie Aldridge, who returned to CPL after completing her degree and is now a Senior GC-MS Analyst on the Analytical team.
CPL Hong Kong support work-based programmes
Since 2014 Honk Kong have been a member of the Student Industrial Attachment programme organised by the Honk Kong Institution of vocational education. It is a work-based programme providing real life organisational context for students to develop specific or generic skills valuable to their professional development.
Placement students in CPL Spain
Sadly due to the pandemic the student placement has been paused but under normal circumstances CPL Spain welcome students from Public Institute of Vilassar de Dalt and School of Professional Training of Mataró Miquel Biada and offer a laboratory placement for students from the School MIguel Biada de Mataro and IES Pompeu Fabra de Badalona. Tulio Ferreire started as a placement student and has now been with CPL as a full-time employee for several years.
CPL Colombia welcome interns from local educational establishments
In Colombia under normal circumstances every year we look forward to welcoming interns from the National University of Colombia due to the current restrictions this year we welcomed students from SENA (Chemical Technology)
At CPL we believe that education is important and there is always an opportunity to learn more about the industry we all are so passionate about.
To find out more about CPL Aromas’ sustainability goals click here.
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