Vetiver grows in many countries (Indonesia, India, Paraguay…) but the best quality comes from Les Cayes, South West of Haiti.
Firmenich is mainly sourcing its oil from this area from its #NaturalsTogether partner. The small farmers cultivating, harvesting and replanting vetiver are organized in cooperatives.
Firmenich is partnering with its long time supplier to develop a responsible sourcing program. This program is contributing to secure the supply in high quality oil while supporting farmers and cooperatives through the purchase of Ecocert certificated vetiver Roots.
Actions are also undertaken for improving access to health care and education. Firmenich is highly involved in the construction and the sustainability of a school since 2012. Firmenich supplier has decided to provide free health care for member of cooperatives while we partnered with Essilor in 2015 for free eye-check and glasses distribution.
Benefits in use
Very clean, woody and sweet profile. It can be used in various compositions such as alcohol, grapefruit, or berry flavors