Prioritizing biodiversity protection
Nature gives us everything. It inspires our creations, supplies us with precious ingredients and drives our innovation.
We must use nature’s resources wisely to ensure they are available for future generations. Respecting nature and its fragile biodiversity all along our supply chain is essential.
Firmenich was an early adopter of green chemistry principles, first applying them with Paradisone® in 1998, and of industrial biotechnology with our first white biotech ingredient, Clearwood®, in 2014. Since 2010, our “Green Gate” ensures that our new ingredients have a low environmental impact in terms of biodegradability, non-bioaccumulation and non-toxicity for aquatic organisms.
Our white biotech ingredient, Dreamwood™ was developed using our in-house Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) due diligence process in line with the Nagoya Protocol.