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FIRMENICH LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE IN CHINA TO EXPAND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Geneva, Switzerland, December 13, 2016 – Building on its strategic commitment to China’s growth, Firmenich is proud to announce the launch of its new Chinese website: Firmenich.com.cn. This new engagement platform is designed to bring to life the world of Firmenich and its unique capabilities for its Chinese customers, partners and colleagues.

“We have great ambitions for China which is a strategic, high-growth market for Firmenich,” says Gilbert Ghostine, CEO Firmenich. “Our new website showcases how our innovative solutions aim to delight over a billion Chinese consumers with the fragrance and flavor experiences they love.”

“Our new website is an insightful window for customers, prospective talent and partners, into our leading creativity, world-class research and deep commitment to social responsibility.” says Boet Brinkgreve, President Firmenich China. It demonstrates how we combine our capabilities to make a real difference to our customers and their consumers across China.”

The new website highlights Firmenich’s strategic progress and recent news in areas such as:

  • Industry-leading Innovation & Creativity
    Firmenich continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation through the expertise of its Master Perfumers and Flavorists who create unique, sensorial experiences that delight billions of consumers globally.

  • Legacy of World-class Research
    Investing 10% of its annual turnover in Research, Firmenich is committed to putting its science to work to delight consumers, while also addressing some of the world’s greatest societal challenges. For instance, to counter today’s global sanitation crisis, with approximately 2.5 billion people without access to adequate toilets, the Group has developed breakthrough mal-odor control technologies to help reinvent the toilet experience. To learn more, we invite you to watch this video by clicking here: Smells of Success

  • Deep Commitment to Social Responsibility
    Last but not least, Firmenich is investing in industry-leading environmental goals for 2020, such as powering 100% of its plants with renewable energy by 2020. For example, the Group recently invested over 30 million RMB in a thermal oxidizer, to significantly reduce the odors released from its plant in Shanghai into the surrounding neighborhood.

  • Chinese Footprint
    Firmenich has been investing consistently over the last 20 years to expand its footprint and capabilities in China to best meet its customers’ needs with innovative and locally-relevant solutions. From an operations standpoint, the Group runs three manufacturing plants covering its three Business Units. The Perfumery and Flavor sites are based in Shanghai; while the Group inaugurated a new state-of-the-art ingredient plant in Kunming in the Yunnan province in 2014. Furthermore, construction of a new flavor plant will begin in 2017 to meet the growing demand for innovative, consumer-focused flavor solutions.

    To learn more about Firmenich we encourage you to visit www.Firmenich.com.cn.


    About Firmenich
    Firmenich is the world’s largest privately-owned company in the fragrance and flavor business. Founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895, it has created many of the world’s best-known perfumes and flavors that billions of consumers enjoy each day. Its passion for smell and taste is at the heart of its success. It is renowned for its world-class research and creativity, as well as its thought leadership in sustainability and exceptional understanding of consumer trends. Each year, it invests 10% of its turnover in R&D, reflecting its continuous desire to understand, share and sublimate the best that nature has to offer. Firmenich had an annual turnover of 3.2 billion Swiss Francs at end June 2016.
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