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Ensure Full ABS Execution

From our operations to our value chains, we integrate requirements related to biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. This step requires compliance with the Nagoya Protocol. Following the creation of our Biodiversity Steering Committee in 2017, we have expanded our internal expertise on ABS. As a result, Firmenich became the first company in the world to obtain a third-party audit of our ABS due diligence system.


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ABS Permits As of June 2021



Registrations in Brazil



Ongoing applications to secure access to natural resources



Internationally Recognized Certificates of Compliance obtained for R&D



Internationally Recognized Certificates of Compliance for commercialization in France



Joint sectoral approach in South Africa on an endemic species


Parc National du Mercantour

We have obtained a benefit sharing agreement in France for our HeadSpace portfolio, valuing the exceptional flora of the Mercantour National Park in south-eastern France. In collaboration with the Park, and under the supervision of the French Ministry of Ecological Transition, we began in May 2021 to support activities that promote local and native biodiversity, including:


  • Mapping of priority habitats
  • Scientific studies on habitats, flora and fauna
  • Habitats management projects for vulnerable species

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.  

Embracing Nature

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

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