Prioritizing Health & Safety

Putting people first

Everyone has the right to be safe and well. We prioritize health and safety and in doing so, contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal for good health and wellbeing.


How do we ensure people stay safe and well at work with us? We take a multi-layered approach. Health and safety is included in our Firmenich Fundamentals – the values that guide us in our inclusive Business Model. 


We have strong policies and codes in place to set out our approach; and we train people to understand and implement them in ways that encourage them to actively ‘own’ health and safety. Finally, we set and monitor health and safety goals as part of our long-term business and sustainability strategies.



More than 80% of our manufacturing sites (except recent acquisitions) are ISO 45001-certified, confirming our comprehensive management systems and compliance with all legal requirements, as well as alignment with our corporate principles and codes.

We invest in all aspects of occupational health, including promoting and protecting people’s physical and mental wellbeing.

Industry-leading Health & Safety

In 2020, we received a Gold Award for our global health and safety performance from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). As a recipient of this award, we are helping to drive up standards and set new benchmarks for organizations everywhere.
Our General Counsel and Secretary of the Board was appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Safety Council (NSC) in the United States, recognizing Firmenich’s excellent safety track record.


We also work closely with the the Campbell Institute at NSC, as the proud recipient of the international Robert W. Campbell Award in 2012, the highest and most prestigious safety award any organization can achieve globally. The Award recognizes organizations that achieve excellence through the integration of health, safety and environmental (HS&E) management in business operations. 



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Caring about people

From the farmers and workers in our supply chains to our colleagues, customers and consumers – people are at the heart of everything we do, and we care for every person touched in any way by our business. Caring about people starts by ensuring their fundamental human rights.


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