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Firmenich Launches The Next Generation of EcoScent Compass®

The industry reference tool in fragrance sustainability measurement since 2018

Geneva, Switzerland, January 30th, 2023 -

Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned fragrance and taste company, launches EcoScent Compass® Next Generation, its integrated science-based impact measurement tool for eco-fragrance design, with extended, robust sustainability data and verifiable claims. Originally launched in 2018, EcoScent Compass® continues to be the most advanced, digitally integrated sustainability design tool in the perfume industry. A breakthrough in fragrance sustainability and transparency, it meets consumers needs and demands for conscious fragrances and now enables a higher degree of precision in sustainable creation and understanding.


Now with 45 fragrance claims and 20 ingredients claims, EcoScent Compass® Next Generation advances clients’ ability to communicate sustainable progress with consumers by translating numbers into claims and proof of impact. Today, in its efforts to be #1 in Conscious Perfumery, Firmenich continues to raise the bar in creating conscious fragrances and empowering clients and consumers with clear, accessible and trustworthy information through EcoScent Compass® Next Generation. 


“At Firmenich, we continue to blaze the trail when it comes to sustainability in fragrances by pioneering transparency in the industry. Sustainability transformations hinge on data sharing and with EcoScent Compass® Next Generation, we enable our clients to assess their creations, make enlightened decisions and help them reach their sustainability goals,” says Ilaria Resta, President of Perfumery at Firmenich


All sustainability challenges, like climate change, biodiversity, traceability, and social responsibility, require data to assess its impact and set a baseline for improvement. With the next generation of EcoScent Compass®, the team of Firmenich perfumers can formulate responsibly by optimizing fragrance designs, at the very beginning of creation, with more than 80 data points for each ingredient and three key pillars: circular creation, climate, and nature, and impact on people and community. The additional data points support a more precise and complete sustainability view of the fragrance. Firmenich perfumers find that the integration of EcoScent Compass® into their workstations, a feature unique to the company, is a significant enabler to design beautifully smelling, conscious fragrances. 


“The availability and management of accurate, verifiable sustainability measures are essential to achieving corporate ESG metrics and shared global goals,” adds Michal Benmayor, VP for Global Perfumery Sustainability. “Companies must not only use tools to record, report and act on sustainable business data within their operations but also share it across their networks of suppliers and partners to unlock the potential for positive impact at scale. Challenges are evolving and what needs to be addressed today are the major concerns on carbon emissions and biodiversity. With EcoScent Compass® Next Generation, Firmenich is enabled to take the lead.”


Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned fragrance and taste company, was founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895 and has been family-owned for 127 years. Firmenich is a leading business-to-business company specialized in the research, creation, manufacture and sale of perfumes, flavors and ingredients. Renowned for its world-class research and creativity, as well as its leadership in sustainability, Firmenich offers its customers superior innovation in formulation, a broad and high-quality palette of ingredients, and proprietary technologies including biotechnology, encapsulation, olfactory science and taste modulation. Firmenich had an annual turnover of 4.7 billion Swiss Francs at end June 2022. More information about Firmenich is available at