Geneva, Switzerland, November 4, 2015Firmenich proudly announces that it has been named the “Best Supply Chain Responder” in Switzerland by the CDP, taking the number one position in its home country, out of a total of 20 Swiss companies. Formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, CDP is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Gilbert Ghostine, Chief Executive Officer, Firmenich, says: “Building on our 120 year heritage of leading our business responsibly, Firmenich constantly seeks to raise the bar in environmental management. It is a true honor for us to be recognized by CDP as the leader in Switzerland in climate change mitigation.”

Susan Dreyer, Director DACH region, CDP, adds: "This award recognizes Firmenich’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as the exemplary transparent communication of its strategy, environmental goals and performance, to both customers and the general public."

From 2010 to 2015, Firmenich has reported a:

  • 20,000 tonne decrease in absolute Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions;

  • 12 percent decrease in energy use; and a

  • 13 percent decrease in water use.

During the past year, Firmenich has led 57 cutting edge environmental performance improvement projects. Furthermore, in 2015, the Company achieved its strategic goal to certify all 25 of its manufacturing sites in full compliance with Environmental (ISO 14001) and Occupational Health & Safety (OHSAS 18001) Management Systems Standards. Firmenich has been participating in the CDP Supply Chain Climate Change reporting program for seven years.

Firmenich is the world’s largest privately-owned company in the fragrance and flavor business. Founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895, it has created many of the world’s best-known perfumes and flavors that billions of consumers enjoy each day. Its passion for smell and taste is at the heart of its success. It is renowned for its world-class research and creativity, as well as its thought leadership in sustainability and exceptional understanding of consumer trends. Each year, it invests 10% of its turnover in R&D, reflecting its continuous desire to understand, share and sublimate the best that nature has to offer. Firmenich had an annual turnover of 3.0 billion Swiss Francs at end June 2015.

CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization working with market forces that aims at motivating companies to disclose their environmental impacts and take actions to reduce them. CDP holds the largest global collection of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information of over 5,500 companies worldwide and shares the data publicly. CDP has 70 Supply Chain members who account for over US$1.5 trillion spend, and includes some of our largest customers. Together, the members require over 6,000 suppliers to disclose climate change and water management performance annually.