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Setting an enabling environment​

Ensure full ABS execution

 

Our R&D and Innovation teams are required to support the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol principles and follow the Firmenich ABS due diligence approach summarized below:

Step 1

Know the provider 

country

Step 2

Collect the necessary 

information

Step 3

Register the sample 

in Nagobase

Step 4

Follow the check points 

agreed at corporate level

We commit to secure the relevant ABS permits, when applicable. As of June 2022, we have obtained 25 permits.

 

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As with many aspects related to our strategy, it is important for Firmenich to collaborate with credible partners. We are partnering with UEBT and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH via their BioInnovation Africa project. We also put our expertise to work, as Vice-Chair of the Nagoya Protocol task force of IFRA and IOFI, to continue strengthening Flavor & Fragrance guidance.  

Biodiversity metrics

 

To engage our operations into our ESG ambition, manufacturing sites located in risk areas for biodiversity and/or water scarcity are asked to include biodiversity regeneration activities in their local projects. Specific projects should comply with the appropriate Biodiversity Action Plan methodology and agreed monitoring indicators. ​

This year, 15% of our sites joined the initiative.

 

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Embracing Nature

Nature gives us everything. It inspires our creations, supplies us with precious ingredients and drives our innovation. 

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