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Governance Awards

In recognition of our sustainability efforts, Firmenich has received many awards over the years. Here is a selection of the most recent.



In September 2017, DuPont announced the winners of the 13th Edition of the DuPont Safety and Sustainability Awards. The awards recognize outstanding initiatives aimed at enhancing workplace safety, sustainability and operational effectiveness. Among the winners was Firmenich, recipient of the prestigious Global Sustainability Award for its Ingredients Sustainability Index. An industry first, the Index measures and reports the environmental footprint of hundreds of flavor and fragrance ingredients in full transparency.

For the third consecutive year, Firmenich was identified as a world leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change and has been ranked on the Supplier Climate A List, in the top 3% of corporations participating in CDP’s supply chain program.

Firmenich was also recognized by the Better Society Network with its 2017 Ethical Business Award. The Better Society Network recognizes top achievers that advance social, environmental and ethical best-practices across business.

On International Women’s Day, Dr. Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat, Vice President Sustainability Partnerships, Firmenich, was recognized by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) Leading Women Awards. WBCSD launched this inaugural award to distinguish the ten most outstanding women leaders advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals within WBCSD member companies.

Before 2017, a selection of awards received include:
Firmenich was voted Best Private Company at Ethical Corporation’s 2011 Responsible Business Awards ceremony. Our entry was selected from among 200 companies from 30 countries, and the judging panel was impressed by “the breadth and depth of Firmenich’s approach and by its transparency.”

In October 2012, Firmenich was the proud recipient of the international Robert W. Campbell Award, the highest and most prestigious safety award any organization can achieve globally. The Award recognizes organizations that achieve excellence through the integration of health, safety and environmental (HS&E) management in business operations. Applications are reviewed by a panel of renowned experts and leaders in the business, education, safety, health and environmental fields. More information can be found in our 2013 and 2014 sustainability reports.

In February 2013, during the World Corporate Social Responsibility Congress in Mumbai, India, Firmenich was selected from more than 2,500 applicants worldwide and received the Sustainability Leadership Award with the Naandi Foundation in the category of Best Project Collaboration for our Shared Senses project in India.

Firmenich won the 2013 British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce Corporate Social Responsibility Award for its contribution to business in the United Kingdom and Switzerland. The judges highlighted Firmenich’s innovative work on products of natural origin and the company’s business model, which consistently focuses on social issues and increasingly involves alternative energy.

In 2014, in Switzerland, Firmenich was named Best Improver for increasing our CDP climate disclosure score by 23 points from 2013 to 2014.

In Indonesia, in 2015, our manufacturing site was recognized as the Best in Class in environmental management and reporting initiatives by the local government.

In 2015, in London, UK, Dr. Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat, Vice President Sustainability Partnerships at Firmenich, received the Ethical Corporation’s “Head of Sustainability of the Year” award at its annual Responsible Business Awards ceremony.

In 2015, in Switzerland, Firmenich was named “Best Supply Chain Responder” by CDP, taking the number one position in its home country, out of a total of 20 Swiss companies.
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