Working with our Supplier on Responsible Sourcing and Community Projects
In 2013-2014, in a collaborative effort with our local supplier, Firmenich continued supporting 1,352 members of the farming community by building two new drinking water wells, three tree nurseries for cash crop diversification and reforestation, and providing financial support for a new medical dispensary.
Firmenich has also recently started an ambitious partnership with its local partner to further benefit the farming community in Antsirabe Nord to: • Improve vanilla farming, harvesting and curing practices to increase yield and quality
• Educate farmers and their families
• Empower local women
• Foster crop diversification and environment protection
Opening a Medical Dispensary in Madagascar
Our future plans in Madagascar include shifting from a responsible sourcing model to a responsible business model and welcoming our clients to take part in a dedicated ethical sourcing program with Authentic. We plan to build 12 more classrooms in Madagascar in the next two years, including a preschool, which will be the first in the area.