Sourcing for Good
Working responsibly with suppliers
Respecting Nature starts in our natural supply chain and we have been introducing positive practices with our most trusted suppliers for many years.
Sourcing responsibly has always been a critical element for all Firmenich buyers. In the past five years, we have created specialized programs to strengthen our responsible sourcing commitment, including with our natural ingredients suppliers. As a result, we have transformed our governance with the launch of a new end-to-end Responsible Sourcing Steering Committee, sponsored by our Chief Purchasing Officer and coordinated by our Chief Sustainability Officer.
We work closely with our natural raw materials suppliers on how to best respect nature; and our new Responsible Sourcing Policy provides a guidance framework on biodiversity protection. The policy also guides how we structure our biodiversity management through our partnership with the Union for Ethical BioTrade, which audits biodiversity risks at field level.
Firmenich is playing an active role in the SBT for Nature working group
to contribute to setting such targets.
Regenerating nature's resources and soil
Natural resources are part of balanced ecosystems including soils. When you source from nature you might upset this balance. This is why we are committed to actions and practices that regenerate this natural balance. We do so via concrete field projects driven by our active memberships with UEBT and OP2B and as a signatory to the Call to Action from Business for Nature.