As a family company, we are committed to our belief that sustainable business success is anchored in the long-term interests of our employees, local communities and the environment.

We are committed to behaving ethically and to contributing to economic development while improving the quality of the life of our workforce and their families, as well as of the local community and society at large. Furthermore, we are committed to a development program that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.


HIGHLIGHTS 2013 (Sustainability Report 2013) 

In Fiscal Year 2013, we improved performance in seven of our environmental indicators.

                                        FY13 vs FY08
                               (rolling 5 years baseline)

VOC                                    -55.6%
CO2                                     -0.6%
Energy Use                         -6.1%
Hazardous Waste               -31.8%
Total Water Use                  -31.0%


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Overberg, South Africa Overberg, has one of the richest ecosystems in the world. As the early morning mist dissipated, this splendid moment arrived when time evaporated and little mattered. © Michelly Rall. To learn more download the 2013 Firmenich Sustainability Report.