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SOURCING, INNOVATION, CREATIVITY a unique and sustainable business model

Nature is the most powerful, subtle and delicate innovation factory.

Leveraging our technical expertise and our commitment to responsible sourcing, we develop exceptional ingredients to inspire Perfumers and Flavorists. Naturally, our aim is to please consumers around the world while preserving our planet’s precious resources.


Firmenich’s dedicated global team of expert buyers builds fair, secure, and long-term partnerships with key agricultural producers at the source.
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From innovation to development and industrial-scale production, our scientists, perfumers and flavorists are mastering a key pillar of Firmenich’s uniqueness: combining our knowledge of traditional processes with the most advanced state-of-the-art technology.


Nature is an eternal source of inspiration. Our perfumers and flavorists are on an ongoing quest for new botanicals and ways of extraction, underpinned by a passion for natural ingredients.

A responsible journey For outstanding ingredients


#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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“Our presence in Grasse in France and Tamil-Nadu in India allow us to discover and source the most beautiful natural products.
Applying our technical mastery to these precious naturals yields breathtaking ingredients.”

Fabrice Pellegrin, Perfumer


“Our Naturals are at the crossroad of tradition, technology and human culture from around the world. Firmenich’s large portfolio reflects our capabilities in these three areas.
It gives endless technical and creative potential, to bring differentiation, complexity and a story to my creations.”

Brigitte Pellen, Flavorist

Naturally, We Are Going Beyond the Palette

"Every ingredient I put in my fragrances has a story, it gives a soul to the fragrance." - Honorine Blanc, Master Perfumer

Pioneering extraordinary fragrance & taste ingredients responsibly is at the heart of Firmenich.

Our ingredients are the cornerstone of all our creations and the foundation of our lasting success.
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Nature Our leading source of inspiration

Nature is our greatest source of inspiration and the origin of our most precious ingredients.

That's why we set ourselves very ambitious environmental goals with the vision to become carbon neutral, while applying green chemistry principles with a circular economy mindset.

We are also committed to leading the most transparent, ethical and sustainable value chain for our Naturals.

“I get my inspiration from nature because nature is the most elegant engineer.” - Huda Jerri, Director, Materials Science, R&D North America
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“The use of natural ingredients is essential to inspire the flavorist’s creativity. Our unparallel palette of natural ingredients is essential and offers a kind of magic tool box to give our creations a unique signature.”

Andy Matthews, Flavorist


“Visiting our Natural Production sites, I always feel like I’m in an iconic environment. It is in such a place that I recognize the quintessence of my craft, its very soul, which I try to convey through my creations.”

Alberto Morillas, Master Perfumer

Sharing Innovation

Captive ingredients embody the soul of Firmenich, they express our uniqueness, our difference, and our commitment to perfection.
We aim to share our innovations by releasing some of our most beautiful captive ingredients to the industry.
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