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Amplifying governance Leading in Integrity

Doing business the right way is firmly ingrained in our culture. It is critical to our reputation as a family-owned company and to our relationships and collaborations with our business partners.

Succeeding in an ethical way is non-negotiable for us. The Firmenich Fundamentals call on all of our employees to “strictly maintain the highest level of personal integrity and ethical values”. In our day-to-day work, we need to be sure we perform with a level of integrity and ethical excellence that sets us apart. Our Code of Ethics contains the Firmenich Fundamentals and serves as a guide to help us make good decisions whereas our Social and Accountability Standard demonstrates our ongoing commitment to ethical and sustainable business.


CODE OF ETHICS

The Code embodies our Fundamentals. It explains the principles, standards and policies that apply to our work within Firmenich. The Code is essentially an outline that sets clear expectations about how to do the right thing, the right way, as well as what we expect from our business partners. It brings to the fore and connects us with our Fundamentals, our guiding values towards our Customers, our People, our Creativity, Sustainability, and our Legacy.

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  • OUR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING POLICY

    Our Firmenich Responsible Sourcing Policy is designed to engage our suppliers and partners on our exciting sustainability journey. It extends our Code of Ethics across our entire supply chain to support compliance and business ethics, human rights, health and safety, environment and biodiversity, quality, business continuity and confidentiality. Our Responsible Sourcing Policy is available here.


    COMMITMENT TO HUMAN RIGHTS

    People are at the heart of Firmenich’s success and at the core of our values. As a responsible company, we respect international Human Rights standards and are working to assess our impact through our own operations and our business relationships – as an employer, as a purchaser of raw materials and as a member of the communities where we operate. Learn more about our Human Rights commitments here.


    STATEMENT ON CONFLICT MINERALS

    As a responsible company, Firmenich is committed to respect and support human rights as evidenced by our Human Rights Policy Statement and our Code of Ethics.
    “Conflict mineral” is defined by the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) as cassiterite, columbite-tantalite, gold, wolframite, or their derivatives, or any other minerals. Those minerals are tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold also known as 3TG. It is widely recognized that the exploitation and trade of conflict minerals originating from conflict-affected and high risk areas can be a cause of dispute where the revenues from the 3TG fuel violent conflicts leading to human rights abuses. Please find our Conflict Minerals Statement here.
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