Science

 

Thanks to our innovation, we aim to reduce the pressure on plant species that are in limited supply. Our researchers design and develop alternatives based on green chemistry and biotechnology from responsibly sourced biomass. We do this by creating substitutes to natural raw materials – applying science to create entirely new fragrance and flavor molecules that are planet-friendly. They match our customers demands for the highest quality at minimal impact to biodiversity and climate.


Our Research Division follows the principles of Green Chemistry to design chemical processes that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances. Since 2010, our “Green Gate” filter ensures that our new ingredients have a low environmental impact in terms of biodegradability, non-bioaccumulation and non-toxicity for aquatic organisms. Our scientists also harness biotechnology, using living microorganisms and enzymes to produce sustainable ingredients.  

Shaping The Future With DRT

To strengthen our progress towards our 2030 ambitions, we are exploring the potential of renewable building blocks, thanks in part to the recent acquisition of DRT, a French company spearheading the development and supply of high quality, renewable and naturally-derived ingredients. Building on this know-how, we are developing industrial expertise in producing pine-based ingredients from upcycled materials.

See how we respect the environment at DRT
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Embracing Nature

Nature gives us everything. It inspires our creations, supplies us with precious ingredients and drives our innovation. 

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