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Fast-Tracking Green Protecting Biodiversity

Protecting biodiversity and those whose livelihoods depend on it is fundamental to our business, critical to our innovation pipeline and a core part of our natural sourcing programs.

Over the last ten years, biodiversity has become an important topic for consumers: 79% believe that companies have a moral obligation for assuring a positive impact on people and biodiversity (UEBT 2018 Biodiversity Barometer). We are receiving more and more requests from our customers about how we are handling biodiversity in our business and practices. We recognize that biodiversity underpins security of supply for our raw materials derived from natural resources. While we aim to protect biodiversity all along the supply chain, we are aware that our main responsibility in terms of impact on biodiversity is mostly related to our sourcing practices.

To find out more about our approach to biodiversity and our responsible sourcing practices, please consult our Public Statement on Biodiversity and our Natural Ingredients page.

Governance and Integration

Committed to embedding biodiversity governance across our innovation pipeline, we are integrating biodiversity into our management approach and policy, ensuring compliance, and coordinating the work of our cross-divisional Biodiversity Steering Committee. Firmenich is committed to integrating the Nagoya Protocol’s principles and requirements concerning access to biodiversity and the sharing of benefits associated with their use.

Renewed Commitment to Biodiversity through the Union for Ethical BioTrade

Our Naturals Center of Excellence in Grasse has been recognized for its continuous efforts towards biodiversity, having been audited against the Ethical BioTrade Standard managed by the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT). The UEBT is the international reference for companies and their suppliers to set good sourcing practices with respect for people and biodiversity.

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