Each year, Firmenich invests 10% of revenues in research and innovation reflecting its continuous desire to understand, share and sublimate the best that nature has to offer. Firmenich focuses on sustainable innovation in flavors and fragrances, responsible sourcing, and R&D.
Firmenich’s family values recognize the importance of our people and the communities within our value chain. Firmenich focuses on partnering with experts, engaging our people, philanthropy and community work.
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.
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.
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.
Firmenich undertook a detailed review of our patchouli sourcing in Indonesia. Working with our long-term local partner, a leader in Indonesian essential oils, we started a pilot project in fiscal year 2014 with 200 farmers to improve farmers’ income.