Firmenich was the recipient of the international Robert W. Campbell Award, the most prestigious international safety award any organization can achieve globally. In Haiti, our work in supporting vetiver farmers advanced when we officially opened a school for over 500 children in the village of Débouchette. Also, Firmenich officially launched its Product Sustainability Index for its top 101 ingredients.
Firmenich becomes the first in the industry to sign the CEO Statement of Support for the UN Womens Empowerment Principles.
Firmenich develops an Ingredient Environmental Sustainability Index to order to better evaluate environmental impacts of products.
To reinforce our sustainability governance we have welcomed two new members to our Sustainability Council: Naandi Foundations CEO Mr. Manoj Kumar and IBLFs (International Business Leaders Forum) Director of Strategic Relations Ms. Olive Boles. Firmenich has also been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative for its work to help Vetiver farmers in Haiti and by the Ethical Corporation as Best Private Company during their 2011 award ceremony.
Firmenich has fully embedded it's approach to Sustainability in our new corporate vision "Embrace 2015". In addition to our existing solar installations worldwide, we opened our latest solar facility in Princeton, NJ U.S.A, with over 3000 PV panels that we produce close to one megawatt of electricity.
Firmenich exceeds three of its five 2010 environmental goals. Overall, we have 14 ISO 9001 Quality certifications, 9 ISO 14001 Environmental certifications, 10 OHSAS 18001 Safety certifications and 16 Food Safety Standard certifications.
Firmenich becomes the first in the industry to sign the UNs Global Compact, committing us to perform against ten principles upholding social, environmental and anti-corruption.
Firmenich commits to finding solutions to the impending global crisis over the availability of clean water by signing the CEO Water Mandate.
Firmenich establishes the Firmenich Sustainability Advisory Board, comprised of 5 independent experts.
Invited to become a member of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Business Alliance, to help promote market-based solutions to malnutrition.
Launched a sustainable vanilla sourcing program in Uganda, embracing business, social and environmental objectives and improving the lives of thousands of Ugandan vanilla farmers.
Firmenich is first in the industry to launch an independently-verified Sustainability Report, certified by international verification Group, SGS.
Overall, we have 11 ISO 9001 Quality certifications and 2 ISO 14001 Environmental certifications.
Firmenich sets baseline data and 2010 goals in five key environmental areas, reinforcing its long-time commitment to sustainable business practice, and launches a global annual Community Day to support local communities around the world.
Firmenich signs the Swiss Society of Chemical Industries Charter for Responsible Care.
Firmenich signs the International Chamber of Commerce Business Charter for Sustainable Development.
Read more about our Results in our 2013 Annual Report
View our Sustainability Report 2013