Firmenich : the world largest privately owned fragrance and flavor company

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FIRMENICH RECOGNIZED AS A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER WITH OUR FOURTH CDP TOP SCORE THIS YEAR

FIRMENICH LAUNCHES SUSTAINABLE & TRACEABLE “SCENT FOR GOOD, NATURALLY” COLLECTION

FIRMENICH ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF GLOBAL ALLIANCE FOR YOUTH TO IMPACT 6 MILLION YOUNG PEOPLE BY 2022

FIRMENICH IN TOP 2 WORLDWIDE WITH CDP TRIPLE “A” FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, WATER & FORESTS

FIRMENICH JOINS RE100 & REACHES 100% RENEWABLE POWER ACROSS ITS EUROPEAN & US MANUFACTURING SITES

FIRMENICH, 7TH COMPANY IN THE WORLD TO BE GLOBALLY CERTIFIED BY EDGE FOR WORKPLACE GENDER EQUALITY

FIRMENICH INTRODUCES NEXT GENERATION OF CREATORS, TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF PERFUMERY

FIRMENICH DURAROME®, CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF LONG-LASTING, FRESH & AUTHENTIC TASTES

The art of perfumery in GRASSE EARNS unesco WORLD HERITAGE Status

FIRMENICH GROWS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA WITH NEW TASTE CREATION FACILITY IN THE PHILIPPINES

FIRMENICH OPENS DOORS OF MOBILE TOILETS FOR WOMEN IN “SMART SANITATION CITY” PUNE, INDIA

FIRMENICH SPONSORS CORPO 35 OFFERING EXCLUSIVE INGREDIENTS FROM INDUSTRY-LEADING PALETTE

FIRMENICH DEMONSTRATES ROLE OF SMELL TO ACCELERATE NEW TOILET ECONOMY

FIRMENICH SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES TENDER OFFER TO ACQUIRE SENOMYX

FIRMENICH ADOPTS AMBITIOUS SCIENCE-BASED TARGETS TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

FIRMENICH AWARDED BEST SUSTAINABLE FAMILY COMPANY SWITZERLAND 2018 BY CFI.CO

FIRMENICH UP 9.6% WITH STRATEGIC BREAKTHROUGHS TO ADVANCE WELLBEING NATURALLY

FIRMENICH LAUNCHES “FOR GOOD NATURALLY”, MARKING NEW CHAPTER IN 124-YEAR LEGACY OF RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS

FIRMENICH APPOINTS TWO NEW MASTER FLAVORISTS – BIPIN KHARA & DR. CHUN-YU SONG

FIRMENICH SECURES STRATEGIC RIGHTS WITH LAYN TO LEAD IN NATURAL SWEETENERS

FIRMENICH ACQUIRES CAMPUS TO EXPAND ITS NATURAL & CLEAN LABEL CAPABILITIES FOR PROTEIN SOLUTIONS

FIRMENICH LAUNCHES DIGITAL LAB AT EPFL TO AUGMENT ITS CREATION WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

AGILEX FRAGRANCES COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF FRAGRANCE WEST TO EXPAND PRESENCE ON U.S. WEST COAST

FIRMENICH SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES REACH REGISTRATION FOR TRANSPARENT INGREDIENTS

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Latest Distinctions & Awards

Recognized Environmental Leader with CDP Triple A,
One of Only 2 Companies WW
2019
Globally-Certified Gender Equality Employer
One of 7 Companies WW
2018
Ecovadis Gold
#2 WW out of 45,000 Companies
2018
Best Sustainable Family Company Award Switzerland 2018
Fragrance Foundation lifetime achievement award
Master Perfumer, Olivier Cresp
2018
American Society of Perfumers lifetime achievement award
Master Perfumer, Tony Reichert
2018
Showcased by UNGC As Leading Swiss Company Advancing UN SDGs 2018
#1 for Digital Transparency in Sustainability Switzerland 2018
Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas Inducted into Academia Del Perfume Foundation in Spain 2017
Dupont Sustainability Award 2017
Swiss Chamber of Commerce People Focus Award in Singapore 2017
Perfumer of the year lifetime achievement award
Master Perfumer Harry Frémont
2017
Perfumer of the year France
Perfumer Fabrice Pellegrin
2017
Better Society Award for Ethical Business 2017
WBCSD Leading Women Award
Dr. Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat
2017
Presidential Award Indonesia 2016
Fragrance Foundation Circle of Champions
Patrick Firmenich
2015
Sepawa Innovation Award
for Clearwood, Industry-leading renewable ingredient 2015
Dupont Operational Excellence Award 2015
HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY OF THE YEAR
Dr. Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat
2015
Perfumer of the year lifetime achievement award,
Master Perfumer Annie Buzantian
2015
Perfumer of the year France and Italy,
Master Perfumer Nathalie Lorson
2015
Campbell Award 2012
Global Family Business Award (IMD-LODH) 2011
Ethical Corporation Award 2011
DuPont Safety Award 2008
Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1939

Latest Acquisitions & Partnerships FIRMENICH ACQUIRES SENOMYX

Firmenich is pleased to announce the completion of its acquisition of Senomyx, Inc. (“Senomyx”), a global leader in taste innovation and expert in sweet, cooling and bitter solutions. Strengthening Firmenich’s taste and nutrition capabilities, this acquisition adds to the Group’s excellence in creating healthy and great tasting food, drink and oral care experiences for its customers.
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Latest Acquisitions & Partnerships Partnerning with Layn Natural Ingredients

Firmenich has entered a strategic agreement with Layn Natural Ingredients, a leader in premium, plant-based sweeteners, flavors and botanicals. Advancing its leadership in taste, this agreement will give Firmenich exclusive access to the widest range of natural sweeteners and taste modulation extracts in the industry.
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Latest Acquisitions & Partnerships Firmenich Acquires Campus

Firmenich acquires Campus, an innovator in the application of natural functional ingredients for protein, specializing in clean label, meat, dairy, sauces and plant-based food. This acquisition broadens Firmenich’s capabilities in naturals and protein solutions, cutting across animal and vegan food products.

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Latest Acquisitions & Partnerships Agilex Acquires FRAGRANCE WEST

Agilex Fragrances, a company of the Firmenich Group, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Fragrance West.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, U.S.A., Fragrance West is a leading body, home and air care perfumery house on the West Coast of the United States, serving the small and mid-sized market since 2008.
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Latest Acquisitions & Partnerships Strategic Partnership with Nelixia

Firmenich and Nelixia are proud to announce a strategic partnership to accelerate their excellence in natural ingredients across Central America. With Firmenich’s investment, they will significantly expand Nelixia’s high-quality and ethically-sourced raw materials portfolio.
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Latest Acquisitions & Partnerships Firmenich Acquires natural Flavors

Firmenich is pleased to confirm that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Natural Flavors, Inc. Headquartered in Newark, NJ, U.S.A., Natural Flavors is a leading manufacturer of high-quality organic-certified natural flavors for the food and beverage industry. Recognized as a pioneer in organic flavoring, the Group developed and commercialized the first organic-certified flavors in North America during the late 1990s.

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Latest Acquisitions & Partnerships Firmenich Acquires Flavourome

Firmenich is pleased to confirm that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Flavourome, an established flavors company in South Africa. With this acquisition, Firmenich is expanding its presence in Africa with access to new customers as well as a high-performing manufacturing facility in South Africa.

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Latest Acquisitions & Partnerships Firmenich Acquires Agilex

Firmenich is pleased to confirm that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Agilex Fragrances, a leading fragrance company in North America serving mid-sized customers. Headquartered in Piscataway, New Jersey, U.S.A, Agilex Fragrances is recognized for its impressive track record in designing creative fragrances, as well as its industry-leading supply chain with best-in-class speed-to-market. Furthering its operational excellence, the Group recently launched a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing center in Somerset County, New Jersey with highly automated and flexible processes.
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Latest Acquisitions & Partnerships JOINT VENTURE WITH ESSEX LABORATORIES

Building on its excellence in naturals, Firmenich is proud to announce it has made a major investment in Essex Laboratories, one of the world’s leading producers of natural mint essential oils. With its core operations in the states of Washington and Oregon, U.S.A., Essex works with a global network of the best mint growers to offer the finest qualities and broadest range of mint worldwide.
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Our Purpose We create positive emotions to enhance wellbeing, naturally.

FIRMENICH FOR GOOD, NATURALLY

At Firmenich we are creators of positive emotions through the senses of taste and smell. We believe that business is a force for good, that’s why we seek to enhance wellbeing across everything that we do, naturally.

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For good, naturally Working for a Family Owned Company

"There are two family names on my business card: my family name and the Firmenich family name." - Imad Farhat, VP Taste

At Firmenich we are creators of positive emotions through the senses of taste and smell. We believe that business is a force for good, that’s why we seek to enhance wellbeing across everything that we do, naturally.

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For good, naturally The Strength of the Family

“Family is stronger than anything else.” - Frank Voelkl, Perfumer

At Firmenich we are creators of positive emotions through the senses of taste and smell. We believe that business is a force for good, that’s why we seek to enhance wellbeing across everything that we do, naturally.

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OUR PERFORMANCE &
SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

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#NATURALSTOGETHERTM

#NATURALSTOGETHERTM is an initiative led by Firmenich that brings together many of the world’s best natural ingredients suppliers to shape the future of Naturals.

#NATURALSTOGETHERTM is captured in a series of films.

Embark on a journey to discover the most beautiful natural ingredients for Fragrance and Flavors, the communities who grow them and the creators who bring them to life.
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Perfumery
FRAGRANCES
FOR GOOD

We shape fragrances with the highest levels of creativity, performance and sustainability to bring the most memorable moments to caring, cleaning and perfuming.
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FLAVORS, TASTES AND BEYOND
MAKING HEALTHY TASTE DELICIOUS

At Firmenich, we make nutritious food and drink experiences taste great to be the optimal choice for consumers.
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SUSTAINABILITY
leading as a
force for good

As a family company, we believe that business is a force for good. That’s why we embed sustainability at the heart of everything we do.
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Ingredients
GOING BEYOND
THE PALETTE, NATURALLY

Our pioneering and sustainable fragrance & taste ingredients are the cornerstone of all our creations and the foundation of our lasting success.
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Research
improving
quality of life

World-class research is at the core of our DNA. Our experts put their creativity and science to work to improve quality of life.
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Our Company
FOR GOOD,
Naturally

We create positive emotions to enhance wellbeing, naturally.
Swiss and family-owned for over 120 years, we create fragrance and taste experiences for the world’s most desirable brands, bringing the extra-ordinary into the daily lives of billions of consumers every day.
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we provide moments of delight to consumers worldwide

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Our people are the heart of our company and our most precious resource. We value and celebrate their passion, talent and integrity, and seek to provide a stimulating work environment for them to grow and flourish. We know that if our colleagues are happy, then we will all do well.
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