Business for good
Driving sustainability through our value chain
Our future depends on our ability to innovate responsibly while building on our values and our legacy of sustainability leadership.
Our sustainability ambition, embedded at the heart of our company strategy, leverages four main strategic drivers: Impactful Science, Responsible Sourcing, Business Ethics, and Digital Transformation. Protecting biodiversity and people demands high standards of ethics, transparency and extended digitalization in our entire supply chain.
Sourcing responsibly demands sustained focus all along the supply chain. It means being transparent about who and where we source our ingredients and our services from.
Sustainability secures the integrity of our supply chain, now and for the future, as well as the livelihoods of the communities that underpin it. Through our three pillars, we actively enhance the resilience of our suppliers.
Our strategy, based on a risk approach, relies on independent partners such as EcoVadis, Sedex, and the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) for greater transparency and risk management, and effective support for our suppliers in the field.
Our global Business Ethics program goes beyond legal compliance. For the first time, we have been recognized as one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere®, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. Ethisphere honored only 136 companies in the world with this distinction in 2022.
Digital Acceleration, Cyber Security & Traceability
Digital technology is opening new horizons for sustainability. From traceability in sourcing to augmented innovation and sustainable creation, we are leveraging our data to meet the requirements of the conscious consumer.
To assist full transparency and traceability in fragile and complex supply chains, our digital application Path2Farm™ allows us to understand the full chain from registered farmers to final products. The Path2Farm™ ingredients enrich the existing “Certified Origin” collection, part of the Naturals Together™ program.
To support a fact- and science-based sustainability journey, increased data transparency and security is paramount for all our stakeholders. Firmenich has been certified ISO 27001, the leading international standard for information security.
Impactful science through a strong R&D team
Our R&D programs explore the cutting-edge of science to develop and bring to market products, ingredients and technologies with an improved impact on the environment and people, while meeting and even anticipating the needs of conscious consumers.
From the outset of our research, we embrace processes, technologies and innovation that respect nature and decrease pressure on natural resources. Our researchers around the world have a passion for concrete solutions that leverage the best of Green Chemistry, enabled by multidisciplinary science.