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芬美意引领职场平等,获得更高级别的EDGE全球认证

努力推行性别平等,并致力于打造包容少数民族、LGBTIQ人群和特殊能力者的企业环境

瑞士日内瓦, 2021年 3月 8日 -

Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned fragrance and taste company, today became the first company in the world to successfully upgrade its global EDGE Certification for gender equality in the workplace to the next level: “Move” status. Recognizing the Group’s ever more inclusive culture, the leading business certification standard for gender equality awarded Firmenich Move status for its progress in expanding diverse representation at all levels and a strong sense of belonging among its diverse workforce. Firmenich continues to lead in workplace equality, having been the 7th company in the world and the first in its industry to achieve global certification in 2018 at Assess level.


“I am very proud that Firmenich is one of only two companies that have achieved Global EDGE MOVE certification, raising the bar for gender equality under EDGE’s demanding benchmarks for continuous improvement,” said Gilbert Ghostine, CEO Firmenich. “EDGE recognizes our concrete achievements in embedding equality worldwide, as an employer of choice and a trusted and reliable partner for our customers. I am particularly pleased that we set the standard at the very top of the organization with gender parity on our world-class executive team.”


“The remarkable leap forward Firmenich has made in two years at the global level from the first level to the second level of EDGE Certification, EDGE Move, demonstrates that intentional, prioritized and measured actions undeniably accelerate progress towards gender balance, diversity and inclusion,” said Aniela Unguresan, Co-founder of EDGE Certified Foundation. “Specifically, Firmenich’s global EDGE Move certification illustrates the company’s progress in terms of gender representation and proactive management of pay equity across its main countries of operation.”


“Firmenich continues to set the standard for excellence as the best place to work in our industry. Since our first global EDGE certification in 2018, we have achieved significant milestones, from no gender pay gap worldwide to systematically implementing diverse talent pools,” said Mieke Van de Capelle, Chief Human Resources Officer at Firmenich. “While I am very proud of our achievements, we are focusing on new frontiers with targeted action that goes beyond gender. It’s about embracing the power of inclusion of minority groups, securing effective representation and engagement of people with different abilities, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and sexual orientation.”


Building on its achievements, the Group’s new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy sets ambitious 2030 people goals, including commitments on human rights, ethnic pay equity, creating 5,000 job opportunities for youth and continuing to raise the representation of differently-abled people in its workforce to 10%.


Since 2018, Firmenich has raised women’s representation in its global workforce to 41% and eliminated gender pay gaps. Expanded flexible working opportunities worldwide, effective recruitment and promotion practices, as well as continuous training and mentoring, have enhanced equal representation at all levels including critical pathways to senior management. Half of Firmenich’s Executive Committee is female.


EDGE Certification at the global level entails a global evaluation of Firmenich data and processes, as well as a comprehensive survey of its employees worldwide. Firmenich emerged from the rigorous assessment as an employer that is clearly meeting and exceeding core certification criteria around hiring, pay, retention, development and engagement of its employees.

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关于芬美意

 

芬美意成立于1895年,总部位于瑞士日内瓦,是一家拥有125年历史的私营家族企业。芬美意是一家在香气和风味领域面向企业,从事研究、创意、生产和销售日化香精、食用香精和香原料的公司。芬美意以其优秀的研发能力和创造力及其在可持续发展方面的领导力,为客户提供卓越的创新配方、广泛而优质的香原料库和专有技术,包括生物技术、微胶囊技术、气味科学和口味调制解决方案。截至2020年6月底,芬美意的年营业额为39亿瑞士法郎。有关芬美意的更多信息,请访问www.firmenich.com

 

 

关于EDGE认证

 

EDGE是关于性别平等的全球领先评估方法和企业认证标准。它衡量了企业流水线的员工性别是否均衡、薪资是否平等、政策是否有效、有无保障公平职业发展的举措,以及企业文化是否有包容性。EDGE于2011年在世界经济论坛首次发布,旨在帮助企业为员工创造最佳的工作环境,同时还从中受益。EDGE是Economic Dividends for Gender Equality(性别平等经济红利)的缩写,以其严格的评估标准与对商业影响的重视闻名。EDGE评估方法由EDGE认证基金会创立并持续监督实施。其商业分支部门EDGE Strategy与企业合作,以帮助他们为EDGE认证做好准备。EDGE认证拥有多元化的客户群体,其中包括五大洲44个国家的200个大型公司。他们来自29个不同的产业,拥有全球240多万雇员。
想要了解更多信息,请访问edge-cert.org

 

 

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