This recognition from UEBT demonstrates the effectiveness of our actions in India and our clear plan for the next three years to promote responsible sourcing. Our responsible sourcing teams and our local partner, Jasmine Concrete, are driving this initiative, which is empowering the 240 smallholders we work with in the region, preserving biodiversity, tackling climate change, and ensuring a living wage.
A joint-venture partner of Firmenich since 2014, Jasmine Concrete is the largest manufacturer of floral extract in India. The company has been sourcing jasmine flowers from smallholder farmers for more than 15 years and working closely with them on transparent sourcing and finance, technology, and other farming services.
Together with Jasmine Concrete, and as part of our responsible sourcing policy, we are building on a long-term partnership with jasmine farmers in India by implementing the following steps: