Caring about People

Putting people first

People are at the heart of everything we do: starting with our colleagues, all the way to workers and farmers in our supply chain and including our customers and their consumers. Caring about people starts by respecting their fundamental human rights. 

As a responsible company, we are committed to upholding the highest human rights standard across our activities and those of our value chain. Respecting human rights is the foundation of our approach to People and is outlined in our Human Rights Policy.



We invest in our colleagues’ health, safety and well-being at work. We thrive by welcoming diversity and including individual differences. Firmenich is a place where every colleague can be themselves and belong.

Outside our company we care for people in many ways: by encouraging decent work in the supply chain and by applying our scientific expertise to address global public health issues for improved access to hygiene and better nutrition. 

Discover our ESG 2030 Ambitions for People

Our Performance


Of senior leadership are women


Improvement of our safety performance (Total Recordable Case rate vs. FY15)

Over one trillion calories

Removed from customer food products

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Explore Firmenich approach to climate change and nature protection across our value chains globally