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Firmenich Commits to Carbon Neutrality by 2025

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Firmenich has committed to goals across three key areas: acting on climate change, embracing nature and caring for people.

Firmenich has announced its new ESG strategy, driving the group to a carbon positive and water neutral future within 10 years.

Firmenich has committed to goals across three key areas: acting on climate change, embracing nature and caring for people.

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Targets include: carbon neutral operations by 2025 and carbon positive operations by 2030; 100% of plastics recycled, 100% renewable fragrances, a commitment to regenerative agriculture, as well as creating 5,000 youth job opportunities by 2030.

Key new Firmenich goals include:

  • Carbon neutral in its direct operations by 2025
  • Carbon positive in its direct operations by 2030
  • Water neutral in its operations in water-stressed areas by 2030
  • Recycling or reusing 100% of its plastic waste by 2030
  • All Firmenich produced fragrances will be renewable by 2030 (As per ISO 1628)
  • 99% partially or ultimately biodegradable ingredients in Firmenich’s fragrance portfolio by 2030
  • 100% of its nature program reporting against science-based targets by 2030
  • Lead the global diet transformation with green proteins, contributing to soil regeneration
  • Global living wage and ethnic pay equity certification
  • Continuing to improve its industry-leading safety performance
  • Creating 5,000 job opportunities for youth by 2030
  • 10% of differently-abled people in our workforce by 2030

“As a leading responsible family company, driving a sustainable and inclusive business model has always been our priority,” said Patrick Firmenich, chairman of the board. “Leveraging our scientific excellence and guided by our timeless values, we are committed to building a better planet for the next generations.”

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“After achieving our 2020 COP21 environmental goals, it is now time to take our ESG leadership in renewable ingredients, conscious perfumery and diet transformation to the next level,” said Gilbert Ghostine, CEO Firmenich. “Companies that commit today to address vital climate and social challenges will be the trusted winners of tomorrow. By accelerating the pace of our climate transition, we also encourage businesses to join us to create large-scale change.”

“The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are embedded throughout our business, providing us all with a clear vision of the transformation we will achieve within a decade,” said Berangère Magarinos Ruchat, chief sustainability officer, Firmenich. “We remain firmly committed to science-based targets and measurable, independently-verified action to achieve these ambitious goals on our way to a positive-impact future.”

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