FIRMENICH ADVANCES LEADERSHIP IN RENEWABLE ENERGY
Geneva, Switzerland, July 5, 2017 – Firmenich continues to make significant progress in leading the Fragrance and Flavor industry in renewable energy adoption, with more than 65% of its manufacturing electricity generated from renewable sources globally. With two new plants, Princeton and Port Newark, powered 100% by renewable electricity, Firmenich now operates a total of seven 100% clean energy manufacturing sites, including two in Switzerland, one in the UK, one in Norway and one in Belgium.
“We have set ourselves industry-leading environmental goals, in line with our vision to become a carbon neutral company,” said Gilbert Ghostine, CEO. “Today’s investments in clean energy are a key milestone in reaching our goal of 100% of our manufacturing sites powered from renewables by 2020.”
“As part of our global approach to combatting climate change, Purchasing worked with a major energy supplier in North America to meet the needs of our US plants today and in the future,” said Bhavesh Shah, Chief Purchasing Officer. “This is just one of the ways we are accelerating Firmenich’s vision of a clean and sustainable manufacturing footprint.”
“Our renewable energy achievements underscore our commitment to both mitigating our impact and bringing about positive change,” added Neil McFarlane, Senior VP Quality, Health, Safety, Security & Environment. “We are on the right path to transforming all our sites to clean energy by 2020.”
Learn more about Firmenich’s commitments to tackling climate change and improving its environmental footprint in its “Performance and Sustainability Report 2016.” To view it, click here.
Firmenich is the world’s largest privately-owned company in the fragrance and flavor business. Founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895, it has created many of the world’s best-known perfumes and flavors that billions of consumers enjoy each day. Its passion for smell and taste is at the heart of its success. It is renowned for its world-class research and creativity, as well as its thought leadership in sustainability and exceptional understanding of consumer trends. Each year, it invests 10% of its turnover in R&D, reflecting its continuous desire to understand, share and sublimate the best that nature has to offer. Firmenich had an annual turnover of 3.2 billion Swiss Francs at end June 2016.