Adding an advanced digital traceability tool to our Naturals Together™ platform
Firmenich builds its leadership in Naturals on three pillars: sustainable procurement standards, responsible sourcing - including certified collections of ingredients and a strong involvement at source - and innovation. The addition of Path2Farm™ will target fully digitalized traceability for fragile and complex supply chains.
"Path2Farm™ represents one of the outcomes of our industry-leading sustainable business model. It demonstrates how Firmenich turns ambitious ESG commitments into clear achievements. Our objective is to register 10,000 farmers in the traceability program by 2025."
Gilbert Ghostine, CEO
Path2Farm™, a digital step for traceability
Path2Farm™ by Firmenich, is a proprietary digital traceability solution.
Through batch numbers and physically segregated qualities, we ensure traceability on the full chain of custody, from registered famers to final products.
3 KEY FEATURES ABOUT THE APP PATH2FARM™
Path2Farm™ at a glance
From earth to extract, Path2Farm™ virtually connects customers to producing communities.
It provides access to information on the origins of biomass through farm geo-plotting.
Thus, answers are provided to conscious consumers on trusted ingredients.
WHERE & BY WHOM
Path2Farm™ traces the origins of ingredients, starting from the hands that grow them.
Through batch numbers it registers the ingredient chain of custody, from farmers to final product.
To ensure a positive impact, Path2Farm™ tracks how environmental sustainability and social responsibility are followed through their process.
It documents how local communities are supported in their education, health and livelihood.
Path2Farm™ shares the most accurate information from sensitive producer communities to the final customer. By certifying their origin, Path2Farm™ collects fact-based data about product quality, socioeconomics and agricultural practices.
3 TRACEABLE INGREDIENTS
Building on the legacy of Naturals Together™, Path2Farm™ takes a step further in traceability by offering radical transparency of the Firmenich ingredients value chain. The “P2F” ingredients enrich the existing “Certified Origins” collection, part of the Naturals Together collections.
As of today, the digital solution has registered approximately 3,000 farmers and ensures complete traceability of three key resources: elemi in the Philippines, vanilla in Madagascar and jasmine in India.
As a fully transparent and living source of information, the Path2Farm™ solution will continue to grow by adding new farmers, sources and ingredients.
A tropical tree called Canarium luzinocum that stands 80 to 100 feet tall in the tropical forests. When its leaves sprout, the tree exudes a pale yellow resin known as Elemi that solidifies upon contact with the air.
Vanilla planifolia and Vanilla tahitensis are the two varieties of vanilla orchids that are processed by Firmenich. Vanilla planifolia from Madagascar is an iconic product kown as vanilla Bourbon. Extraction is done through the cured vanilla beans.
The Jasmine grandiflorum plant is cultivated in many countries worldwide. In India, Firmenich has a unique collaboration through Jasmine Concrete leader of Indian floral extracts, ensuring supply chain traceability.