IFF Unveils EcoEffective+


International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has launched EcoEffective+, a new set of environmental goals focused on emission reductions, zero waste to landfill and water stewardship.

Goals of EcoEffective+ include:

  • Emission Reductions—The company’s target, approved by the Science Based Target initiative, is to reduce GHG emissions by 30% by 2025. It will encourage suppliers to set their own science-based reduction targets and report annual emissions. Additionally, it will strive to procure 75% of its electricity portfolio from renewable sources as part of its pledge to RE100 by 2025.
  • Zero Waste to Landfill—In 2017, IFF achieved GreenCircle Zero Waste to Landfill certification at its South Brunswick, NJ facility; by 2025, the company aims to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill status at all major manufacturing facilities.
  • Water Stewardship—Since 2010, the company has reduced its water use intensity by approximately 68%, surpassing its goal of 50% by 2020. It will continue to reduce its fresh water consumption through the use of recycled water for more than half of its non-product operations and will drive multi-stakeholder collaboration for water stewardship in targeted communities where it sources and operates.

“After surpassing three of our four 2020 environmental targets, I am proud to say that EcoEffective+ will take us to 2025 and beyond,” said chairman and CEO Andreas Fibig.  “We developed these goals by reviewing what is essential to IFF, our stakeholders, and most importantly, the planet.” Mr. Fibig continued, “We have an unyielding commitment to the Earth and I believe that excellent environmental stewardship is both good business and absolutely the right thing to do.”

Adds Francisco Fortanet, EVP operations: “Based on our success in achieving our previous targets, I’m confident that our Green Teams around the world are well-equipped to take on this new challenge. EcoEffective+ is the next step for IFF to further embed sustainability principles, not only at the operational level but at the core of our organization.”

Related: IFF Releases 2017 Sustainability Report

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