stay safe


This year, 100% of our manufacturing sites (not including recent mergers and acquisitions) have upgraded their certification from OHSAS 18001 to the new ISO 45001 standard. We aim to have all acquired manufacturing sites certified by the end of 2025. This achievement confirms our comprehensive management systems and compliance with all legal requirements, as well as alignment with our corporate principles and codes.

We invest in all aspects of occupational health, including promoting and protecting people’s physical and mental wellbeing.


CHF 9 million

Invested in Health and Safety


Total Recordable Case (TRC) rate


Manufacturing sites with 0 recordable injuries

Health & Safety leadership

In 2021, we have taken our Health & Safety leadership to the next level by:


Development of a new and very successful remote auditing methodology and conducted remote audits at 9 sites


CHF 4.8 million invested in our global fire protection capital investment program, and CHF 0.9 million invested in fire protection at the sites of our recent acquisitions


Launch of Safety Time-Out campaign, in celebration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work


Implementation and development of new digital tools, such as health and safety video microlearning

People in a hall

Our General Counsel and Secretary of the Board was appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Safety Council (NSC) in the United States, recognizing Firmenich’s excellent safety track record.


We also work closely with the the Campbell Institute at NSC, as the proud recipient of the international Robert W. Campbell Award in 2012, the highest and most prestigious safety award any organization can achieve globally. The award recognizes organizations that achieve excellence through the integration of health, safety and environmental (HS&E) management in business operations. 

Caring About People

From the farmers and workers in our supply chains to our colleagues, customers and consumers – people are at the heart of everything we do. We care for every person touched in any way by our business. Caring about people starts by ensuring their fundamental human rights.

Read more

You May Also Be Interested In

Press release

Firmenich achieves key milestone for B Corp Certification, first in industry to complete UN SDG Action Manager assessment designed by B Lab

Action link July 15, 2020

Quality, Health, Safety & the Environment (QHS&E)