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CEO Vision & Statement

As a family company, sustainability is in our DNA.
What we do is more than a Business; we are a Family with a Legacy: as early as 1991, Firmenich signed the International Chamber of Commerce Business Charter on Sustainable Development, and over 25 years later, our commitment to sustainability remains unwavering. As the stewards of this company, we have embedded sustainability across everything we do, every day.
Because we care.

Gilbert Ghostine, CEO

2017 sustainabilty achievements

JOINT VENTURE
with Essex Laboratories, a world leader in natural mint solutions
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“FIRMENICH NEXT GENERATION” RESEARCH PROGRAMS
in Neurosciences at Stanford University, U.S., and the EPFL, Switzerland
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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
honoring Master Perfumer Harry Frémont
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NAMED CDP “SUPPLY CHAIN LEADER”
across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
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PARTNERSHIP
with Jalalli Agarwood in Bangladesh to sustainably harvest high-quality oud
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500 BILLION CALORIES
of sugar removed from food and beverage products in 2016
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ILSE EUROPE
elected Dr. Benjamin Smith, Firmenich VP Toxicology and Scientific Services, to join their Board of Directors
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WBCSD’S LEADING WOMEN AWARD
given to Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat, Vice President Sustainability Partnerships
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NATURALS TOGETHER EVENTS
in Singapore and Indonesia
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JOINED SHIFT’S BUSINESS LEARNING PROGRAM
focused on human rights
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ACHIEVED ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL
in 44% of our manufacturing sites
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RENEWABLE ENERGY
powered the electricity needs of seven manufacturing sites
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JOINED THE SUSTAINABILITY CONSORTIUM
to create more sustainable products
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HYGIENE AND SANITATION FOR ALL
with breakthrough malodor control technologies
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RECOGNIZED BY BETTER SOCIETY NETWORK FOR ETHICAL BUSINESS
with its 2017 Ethical Business Award
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Our Performance & Sustainability Report

Discover the FY17 Highlights.
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Ethics and
Excellence

Raise the bar to ensure the highest standards of governance.
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Environment
and Resources

Reduce and positively impact our environmental footprint and maximize resource efficiency.
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Innovation,
Science and Society

Build on our leading innovation to reach the next level of scientific excellence.
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Partnerships

Work together with the world's leading experts and academic institutions.
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People and
Communities

Use the knowledge, skills and talent of our people and communities for a positive impact
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Responsible Sourcing Vetiver from Haiti

Since 2010, Firmenich has been engaged in an innovative multi-stakeholder collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), our long-term vetiver supplier and local organizations to source sustainable vetiver from the Débouchette farming community in Haiti.
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Responsible sourcing Vanilla from Madagascar

Despite its biological and cultural richness, Madagascar remains one of the poorest countries in the world. The trade of its Bourbon vanilla—the finest quality of vanilla in the world— is critical to the country’s farmers and its economy. Firmenich has been partnering with its local supplier on sustainability initiatives since 2007.
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Firmenich is committed to responsible sourcing and recently created a joint venture with Jasmine Concrete LTd

In 2014, Firmenich signed a joint venture agreement with Jasmine Concrete Exports PT Ltd. (Chennai, India), a family-owned enterprise and the leader in Indian floral extracts and natural specialties for the fragrance, flavor and cosmetics industries.
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Responsible sourcing Patchouli from Indonesia

Firmenich has established two projects in Java and Sumatra with a complete redesign of the supply chain based on floor and fair price scheme, and a closer connection with local farmers.
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SOURCING AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS

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