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Sustainability at Firmenich Strategic Partnerships

Firmenich has a long legacy of sustainability collaboration and partnerships. We strongly believe that partnerships between private and public organizations, as well as civil society can scale up positive impact. Partnerships are central to our Pathways to Positive strategy and underpin our inclusive business approach.


For an overview of our strategic partnerships and more details about why we engage and our contribution, please consult our Performance and Sustainability Report 2019.

The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) is a collaborative platform in which companies commit to align strategies and operations with 10 guiding principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption, and take action to advance societal goals.

Firmenich signed the UNGC in 2008 and has sponsored the Foundation for the Global Compact since 2011. We report on our progress on the 10 UNGC principles in our annual sustainability report.

Firmenich chaired the board of the Global Compact Network Switzerland from 2011 to 2016. In February 2017, our CEO, Gilbert Ghostine, joined like-minded Swiss CEOs in the first Swiss Global Compact Dialogue, called “Let’s Make the Global Goals Local Business”, to share how Firmenich applies the Global Goals across our business.


Firmenich actively embeds the UN’s ten Principles and SDGs across its business. This year, Firmenich was featured as a champion of the UN Global Compact in a movie produced by the organization’s Swiss Network, showcasing pioneering Swiss companies advancing its Principles and Development Goals – alongside Nestlé Waters, Safra-Sarasin Bank and Caran d’Ache. Launched at the United Nations Office in Geneva in June 2018, this movie went on tour across Switzerland to raise awareness among multinationals and smaller enterprises on how sustainable business is smart business.

Watch the UN Global Compact “Tour de Suisse” movie below and learn more at

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