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When it Comes to Gender Parity, Firmenich Has the EDGE

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Firmenich has received Global EDGE Certification for gender parity in the workplace—the seventh company in the world to do so.

The endorsement recognizes the company “for driving a diverse and inclusive workforce worldwide, with equal opportunities for all.” Firmenich earned the EDGE ASSESS level of certification after a rigorous third-party evaluation of its gender balance, equal pay, effectiveness of policies and practices and the inclusiveness of its culture.

“We congratulate Firmenich on being the first in its industry to earn Global EDGE ASSESS Certification,” said Aniela Unguresan, Co-founder of EDGE Certified Foundation. “Firmenich scored exceptionally well in the areas of inclusiveness of the culture and career advancement. Particularly notable was the high share of women in the workforce and in management positions, as compared to their industry peers. By pursuing the global EDGE Certification, Firmenich is applying the same rigor and discipline to addressing gender equality as they do to other business-critical goals.”

“I want Firmenich to be the best place to work in our industry globally. That’s why we pursued global EDGE certification, supported by flexible work arrangements to ensure all our colleagues have an optimal work-life balance,” said Mieke Van de Capelle, chief human resources officer at Firmenich. “Globally, our female colleagues represent 40% of our senior management and workforce. This recognition confirms we are making gender balance a priority, going far beyond equal pay. We will not stop here, as we remain determined to achieving the highest level of excellence in this area.”

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