The New Era of Conscious Perfumery
Are you ready to reimagine the future of fragrance with us?
Firmenich is proud to set measurable and concrete targets and publicly share the bold ambition to be #1 in Conscious Perfumery by 2030, caring for the generations to come.
We are driving the transformation of perfumery and are determined to turn this objective into significant opportunities for green and sustainable business growth and solutions for our clients.
Conscious Perfumery brings together the best of nature and science through a responsible and sustainable approach based on innovation and principles of Green Chemistry.
Firmenich’s Perfumery ambition is to create performant and delightful fragrances made of renewable and sustainable ingredients that have a reduced carbon footprint whilst generating positive emotions, thus contributing to consumers’ sustainable lifestyles.
We now take a stand with ambitious targets on Biodegradability, Carbon Impact, Renewability, Responsible Sourcing and Transparency.
We want to become #1 in Conscious Perfumery by 2030
Firmenich’s leadership in sustainability is supported by our third party ratings, with an EcoVadis score of 88/100 (top 1% of more than 85,000 companies assessed and leads its industry sector), 1 of only 2 companies worldwide with CDP triple “A” rating for 4 consecutive years, a Sustainalytics score of 7.5, ranking us as #37 out of approximately 15,000 companies.
Our ambition is that by 2030:
Our fragrance portfolio will comprise 99% of ultimately or partially biodegradable ingredients, as defined by the OECD.
We will reduce the carbon impact of our perfumery business by 25% (versus 2020 baseline).
With our vision of Positive Perfumery, we want to lead our industry transformation and ultimately have a positive impact on people, nature and climate.
Global President Perfumery / Executive Board Director at Firmenich
Conscious Perfumery Innovations
One Comprehensive Solution To Help Our Customers
In line with our commitment to positive change, CreateForGood™ enables to co-design with our customers sensorial, cleaner, more eco-friendly and ethically conscious fragrances, and their relevant claims, that deliver delight, performance, and earn consumer trust, by combining deep consumer insights, cutting-edge innovation and creativity.
State-of-the-art Digital Traceability
Changing the game and shaping the future of naturals, Path2Farm™ brings access to secure and reliable information. Through the power of farm geo-plotting it ensures end-to-end traceability and transparency. Available on desktop and mobile devices, Firmenich is connected to its farmers’ ecosystems with just one click. An extensive data set is offered on the platform, including farmers’ profiling, field locations, agricultural practices and environmental data. Firmenich’s customers can finally visualize the origins of a product, alongside the social and environmental impact of its production.
A Holistic Fragrance Sustainability Measurement Tool
EcoScent Compass™ is a digital Conscious Design proprietary integrated sustainability measuring and guiding tool based on the Life Cycle Analysis of our ingredients for more than 10 years. We commit to assess 100% of our fragrances for environmental and social impact by 2030 with EcoScent Compass™ to provide transparent data and drive constant improvement in our creations.
A Proprietary Natural Extraction Technology
The newly introduced FirGood™ process enables a solvent free processing of fresh biomass, never previously used in the industry for natural ingredients. Its 100% natural extracts complement Firmenich’s extraordinary palette of natural perfumery, and offers new natural signatures with unique pure natural extracts, such as a pear Firgood™, a ginger Firgood™, a muguet Firgood™ and a bell pepper FirGood™.
Opening New Paths of Innovation for a Sustainable Future
Firmenich has invested tremendously in its Biotech research throughout the years and launched a Biotech and natural pilot plant in Geneva in 2020. We have a wide range of biotech ingredients today, predominantly natural, all 100% renewable, with a lower waste and carbon footprint and efficiently designed to be stable in
formulation, available in supply and less expensive than their natural equivalent.
Towards Circular Economy Through a Reduction of Emissions and Waste
At Firmenich, we valorize by-products, waste materials, or unused products into new materials or products of higher value for a positive impact on the environment. We put circularity into practice by reusing the by-products of other industries. For instance, we use Upcycled Cedarwood coming from furniture industry waste in the making of our finest fragrances.
GreenGate™ & SylverGreen™
Innovation for the Future
It is the idea of circularity that drives all innovation, and offers new horizons of creation for our perfumers while caring for our planet and its people. Following the principles of Green Chemistry, our SylverGreen™ innovation program in Renewable Ingredients and GreenGate™ process lead the way towards biodegradable and sustainable ingredient transformation.
A New Creation Framework for Perfumers
The era of Conscious Perfumery comes with a whole new creation framework for perfumers. We have the ambition to prove that we can create natural and sustainable clean and conscious fragrances without any compromises – with both a sensorial and delightfully unique scent profile that performs, and which also has a positive impact on the planet and its people.