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Firmenich Presents “Carte Blanche” at the “Grasse Au Pays Des Merveilles” Festival

Firmenich Presents “Carte Blanche” at the “Grasse Au Pays Des Merveilles” Festival

Firmenich Celebrates 30 Years of Growth in Turkey with New Facility Designed for Greater Innovation & Speed-to-Market

Firmenich Celebrates 30 Years of Growth in Turkey with New Facility Designed for Greater Innovation & Speed-to-Market

Firmenich Backs UN’s LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business, Strengthening Diversity Commitment

Firmenich Celebrates 30 Years of Growth in Turkey with New Facility Designed for Greater Innovation & Speed-to-Market

Firmenich Backs UN’s LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business, Strengthening Diversity Commitment

FIRMENICH INVESTS IN ARTSCI AS STRATEGIC GROWTH PARTNER FOR FLAVORS IN CHINA

Firmenich Backs UN’s LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business, Strengthening Diversity Commitment

FIRMENICH INVESTS IN ARTSCI AS STRATEGIC GROWTH PARTNER FOR FLAVORS IN CHINA

Firmenich Sharing Innovation 2019 Celebrates Citrus Extractions, Sustainable Orris, & Green Muguet Captive Ingredients

FIRMENICH INVESTS IN ARTSCI AS STRATEGIC GROWTH PARTNER FOR FLAVORS IN CHINA

Firmenich Sharing Innovation 2019 Celebrates Citrus Extractions, Sustainable Orris, & Green Muguet Captive Ingredients

Firmenich Joins Valuable 500, Promoting Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

Firmenich Sharing Innovation 2019 Celebrates Citrus Extractions, Sustainable Orris, & Green Muguet Captive Ingredients

Firmenich Joins Valuable 500, Promoting Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

Firmenich Introduces New “Smart Protein” Solutions for Great-Tasting Plant-Based Food & Beverages

Firmenich Joins Valuable 500, Promoting Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

Firmenich Introduces New “Smart Protein” Solutions for Great-Tasting Plant-Based Food & Beverages

Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas Becomes the Only Perfumer to Receive 3 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Firmenich Introduces New “Smart Protein” Solutions for Great-Tasting Plant-Based Food & Beverages

Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas Becomes the Only Perfumer to Receive 3 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Global Compact Swiss Network & Firmenich Host Climate Action Dialogue with Ambassador de Alba, Special Envoy for Climate Summit

Master Perfumer Alberto Morillas Becomes the Only Perfumer to Receive 3 Lifetime Achievement Awards

Global Compact Swiss Network & Firmenich Host Climate Action Dialogue with Ambassador de Alba, Special Envoy for Climate Summit

Firmenich to Acquire Majority Stake in VKL Seasoning to Expand Reach in India

Fast facts about Firmenich

Globally Recognized: Inclusive Business

2019

“Global CEO Award”
Gilbert Ghostine
2019

CDP Triple A
Global Environmental Leader
One of Only 2 Companies WW
2019

Recognized
Supply Chain Leader
2019

Global Alliance for Youth
Founding Member
Impacting 6M Employability Opps For Youth By 2022
2019

Joined
RE100
2019

Achieved
100% Renewable Electricity Europe + U.S.
2018

Globally-Certified Gender Equality Employer
One of 7 Companies WW
2018

Set
Science-Based
Targets
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
in Switzerland
2017

Master Perfumer,
Alberto Morillas
Inducted into
Academia Del Perfume Foundation

in Spain
2017

3rd Dupont Award:
Sustainability
2017

Swiss Chamber of Commerce
People Focus Award
in Singapore
2017

Fragrance Foundation
Lifetime Achievement Award
Master Perfumer,
Harry Frémont
2017

Perfumer of the Year
in France
Fabrice Pellegrin
2017

Better Society Award for
Ethical Business
2017

WBCSD Leading Women Award
Dr. Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat
2016

Presidential Award
Indonesia
2015

Fragrance Foundation
Circle of Champions
Patrick Firmenich
2015

Sepawa Innovation Award
for ClearwoodTM,

Industry-leading Renewable Ingredient
2015

2nd Dupont Award:
Operational Excellence
2015

Head of Sustainability of the Year
Dr. Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat
2015

Fragrance Foundation
Lifetime Achievement Award
Master Perfumer,
Annie Buzantian
2015

Perfumer of the Year
in France,
Master Perfumer,
Nathalie Lorson
2015

Perfumer of the Year
in Italy,
Master Perfumer,
Nathalie Lorson
2013

Fragrance Foundation
Lifetime Achievement Award
Master Perfumer,
Alberto Morillas
2012

Campbell Award
Highest & Most Prestigious
Safety Award
2011

Received
Global Family Business Award
from IMD
2011

Voted Best Private Company
Ethical Corporation
Responsible Business Awards
2008

1st Dupont Award:
Safety
1939

Nobel Prize
in Chemistry

Business Highlights Firmenich CEO Wins Global Award 2019

Firmenich CEO, Gilbert Ghostine, receives Global CEO Award 2019 for his inclusive growth leadership and innovation. Since its creation in 1895, Firmenich has always been more than a Company, it is a Family with a unique legacy of responsible business. A champion of “inclusive capitalism” Gilbert is constantly balancing the short-term pressures of execution, with the long-term investments required to make a positive difference in the long run.
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Business Highlights Firmenich ranks CDP “Triple A”

1 of 2 companies Worldwide
Recognized as a global environmental leader Firmenich is one of only two companies worldwide and the #1 in its Industry to receive this year’s CDP triple ‘A’ score for its management of Climate, Water and Forests. Building on this achievement, Firmenich also scored a top ranking on the CDP Supplier Engagement Leaderboard.
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Business Highlights Globally-Certified Gender Equality Employer

1 in 7 Companies ww
Firmenich is the seventh company in the world, and the first in its industry, to receive Global EDGE Certification for gender parity in the workplace by EDGE, the leading business certification standard in this area. Going well beyond equal pay, this certification includes gender balance across recruitment, promotion, training & mentoring, as well as flexible work arrangements.
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Business Highlights #2 in EcoVadis Gold

rating out of 45’000 companies
For the third consecutive year, Firmenich has received a Gold rating from EcoVadis. With a score of 82 points in the Gold category, Firmenich established itself as the #2 company worldwide out of the 45’000 ranked this year, as well as the leader of its industry.
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Business Highlights Extended Parental Leave for Best Start in Life!

To give their children the best start in life, Firmenich is extending its paid parental leave for all its new moms and dads around the world. This gender-neutral program offers a global minimum of 16 weeks fully paid leave* for the primary caregiver, as part of the company’s commitment to offer a family-friendly environment, with equal opportunities for all.
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Business Highlights LAUNCH of 3RD CASE STUDY WITH WHARTON ZICKLIN CENTER

ON THE NEW SANITATION ECONOMY
Demonstrating how business can be a catalyst for societal innovation, Firmenich's third case study with Wharton School’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the University of Pennsylvania highlights the company's pioneering work in sanitation with its breakthrough malodor control technologies.
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Business Highlights 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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Business Highlights Partnering 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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Business Highlights 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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Business Highlights 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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Business Highlights Strategic Partnership with Nelixia

100% 10 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. La compatibilité du lecteur d'écran est activée. 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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Business Highlights 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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Business Highlights 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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Business Highlights 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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Business Highlights 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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Business Highlights BUILDING THE TOILET ECONOMY

Through our malodor control technology developed in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, we have entered a new territory, the toilet economy, conceptualized by the Toilet Board Coalition. Aligned with our 2020 Pathways to Positive target to improve quality of life through nutrition, hygiene, and sanitation, our Malodor Control Project aims to unravel the mysteries of malodor – as olfaction (sense of smell) is one of the least understood of all the senses.
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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

Discover the FY18 Highlights.
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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

Career
Tempted to join?

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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