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Firmenich North America Recognized for Excellence in Operational Performance

WILMINGTON, DE, USA, 13 October 2015 – DuPont has announced the winners of the 12th Edition of the DuPont Safety and Sustainability Awards. The awards recognize outstanding initiatives aimed at enhancing workplace safety, sustainability and operational effectiveness.

Among the winners was Firmenich for a Regional Operational Excellence Award. “Firmenich has a 120 year heritage of leading its business responsibly. We apply the highest standards of safety and pursue excellence in sustainability across our operations worldwide,” said Gilbert Ghostine, CEO, Firmenich “It is a true honour for us to be recognized with the DuPont Safety and Sustainability Award as a tribute to our teams’ commitment to operational excellence in the Americas and around the world.”

The award ceremony took place in Wilmington, Delaware, and was accompanied by a Best Practice Forum, in which all of the winners shared the context, content and success factors for their projects.

“We are very pleased to recognize Firmenich for their achievements and commitment to operational excellence,” said John Chrosniak, President, DuPont Sustainable Solutions. “Like DuPont, Firmenich believes that progress in advancing operational performance allows companies to not only become more competitive and effective, but also serves as a model of greater efficiency and resource utilization for the entire industry.”

Jury President Andrew Sharman, CEO of RyderMarshSharman Limited, said that jury members were particularly impressed by both the quality and quantity of the projects submitted for consideration this year. “This growth is quite heartening, as I feel quite strongly that the recognition of positive contributions to workplace safety, operational excellence and corporate sustainability is crucial in galvanising the public and private sectors to promote and pursue improvement projects.”

DuPont Sustainable Solutions is one of 12 DuPont businesses. Bringing customers the benefits of an integrated global consulting services and process technology enterprise, it applies DuPont’s real-world experience, history of innovation, problem-solving success, and strong brands to help organizations transform their workplaces and work cultures to become safer, more efficient and more environmentally sustainable. Additional information is available at: www.sustainablesolutions.dupont.com.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit: www.dupont.com.

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.


Firmenich North America Recognized for Excellence in Operational Performance
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