Firmenich now has 65% of its manufacturing electricity generated from renewable sources. Recently, the company opened two new New Jersey plants in Princeton and Port Newark that are 100% powered by renewable electricity. These additions lead to a total of seven manufacturing sites fully powered with clean energy sources, with two in the United Kingdom, two in Switzerland 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.”
“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 and environment. “We are on the right path to transforming all our sites to clean energy by 2020.”