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Partnerships Strategy

Firmenich has a long legacy of sustainability collaboration and partnering. Partnership building is a key success factor in our Sustainability Strategy.

Sustainability Governance

Our sustainability governance relies heavily on successful partnerships. Internally, we collaborate closely with a network of sustainability champions in all our business units. Externally, we receive valuable support and input from sustainability experts who sit on the Firmenich Sustainability Council.


Our Sustainability Council is comprised of long-tenured members with extensive sustainability backgrounds who are regularly involved in Firmenich sustainability projects. This unique group celebrated its 12-year anniversary in 2017.

Last year, Firmenich welcomed three new council members: Filippo Veglio is the Managing Director for Global and Social Impact at the WBCSD. Filippo led the WBCSD’s pioneering work on inclusive business at the Base of the Pyramid, catalyzing investments and partnerships on the ground as well as conducting research and promoting advocacy. Julian Hill-Landolt is the Director of the Sustainable Lifestyles cluster program at WBCSD. Benjamin Firmenich is a Partner at Impact Finance Management SA, whose core expertise is engaging the next generation and measuring the economic, environmental, social and corporate impacts of investments.
Our new members’ insights in consumer behaviors and aspirations, and expertise in driving systemic change will help Firmenich maintain our sustainability leadership for generations to come.
The Firmenich Sustainability Council and the Sustainability team visited our manufacturing site in Grasse, France in 2016

Why Partnerships Matter?

At Firmenich, we collaborate daily with stakeholders including customers, suppliers, governments, NGOs and academia. Sustainability partnerships are now one of many Firmenich capabilities we offer to our customers and suppliers. In a global economy, we believe that only collaborations between organizations, industries and countries can address the challenges of climate change, resource scarcity and socioeconomic imbalances. Cross-organizational partnerships are increasingly important to drive global initiatives efficiency.
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