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芬美意集团加入生物贸易伦理联盟,推动尊重生物多样性的天然原料采购方式

瑞士日内瓦, 2021年 6月 29日 -

Firmenich, the world's largest privately-owned fragrance and taste company, has become a member of the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT), a non-profit association that promotes sourcing with respect. UEBT membership recognizes that Firmenich is operating worldwide according to ethical sourcing principles and has developed effective work plans for its supply chains on biodiversity, fair and equitable benefit sharing, local development, and labor rights.


“Our Center of Expertise of Naturals in Grasse has been a member of UEBT since 2014 and now we are proud to join the organization at global level, having passed their independent assessment,” said Gilbert Ghostine, CEO Firmenich. “UEBT is recognized for setting high standards and working with companies on biodiversity, making this partnership a key milestone for our 2030 ESG objectives on responsible sourcing. By integrating biodiversity protection in all our natural sourcing from 50 countries, we are making a real difference to people, planet, and society, and offering our customers the highest quality, sustainably sourced, natural raw materials.”


As a precondition to becoming a global UEBT member, Firmenich’s biodiversity policy commitments and its responsible sourcing system were assessed by UEBT in accordance with its principles.


“With UEBT, we have designed and agreed on a clear work-plan for the next three years,” added Boet Brinkgreve, President, Ingredients. “Our objective is to drive continuous improvement towards the local producers in our value chains and ensure proper risk management systems across our natural sourcing portfolio. Through this collaboration, we also want to achieve certification for a large number of our critical ingredients by 2030.”


In 2021, Firmenich also became the first company in the world to achieve the newly launched UEBT Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) Due Diligence Verification, whereby UEBT examined the system Firmenich uses to comply with rules linked to the Nagoya Protocol on ABS. ABS ensures that the benefits arising from biodiversity-based research and development are shared in a fair and equitable way, including through sustainable practices and collaboration with local communities.


“Firmenich has set clear targets for 2030 on sourcing with respect for people and biodiversity,” commented Rik Kutsch Lojenga, Executive Director of UEBT. “A solid implementation strategy is currently being rolled out by Firmenich to ensure these targets are met and positive impact is created for people and biodiversity. With Firmenich group joining UEBT, it is committing to continuous improvement with a focus on local sourcing practices in its responsible sourcing due diligence system and supplier support program. We look forward to working with Firmenich on this.”


As part of its Naturals Together™ platform, Firmenich builds its leadership in Naturals on three pillars: sustainable procurement standards, collections of certified ingredients with strong involvement at source, as well as innovation. UEBT membership supports the Group’s ambitions for sourcing with respect for people and biodiversity.
 

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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。芬美意旨在为客户提供卓越的创意配方、广泛和高品质的香原料库、以及专有技术,包括生物技术、微胶囊技术、气味科学和口感修饰技术,以及其他领域的创新技术。截至2020年6月底,芬美意的年营业额为39亿瑞士法郎。欲知更多芬美意的信息,请访问www.firmenich.com

 

 

关于 UEBT

 

UEBT是一家积极推动尊重人类和生物多样性的采购方式的非营利性机构。它倡导对原料的道德采购,以实现自然再生,为人类打造更美好的未来。它致力于促进人类多元化和生物多样性,为美容、食品、天然药物、香精香料、草药和香料等行业的企业和供应商如何采购原料设立了规范。UEBT因其与企业在保护生物多样性和道德采购方面的合作而受到国际认可。如需了解关于UEBT的更多信息,请访问 www.ethicalbiotrade.org

 

 

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