Firmenich has announced the commissioning of a new multipurpose production unit for renewable ingredients at its facility in Castets, southwestern France. The plant, which will be operational in January, is projected to increase production capacity on the site by 50% to serve perfumery customers and address the fast-growing demand for sustainable products.
The plant is designed to provide more cost-effective solutions with reduced environmental impact, reducing transportation of feedstock and finished products.
In keeping with Firmenich's responsible business approach and its ambitious 2030 ESG goals, sustainability criteria were incorporated from the outset in the project design.
Firmenich CEO Gilbert Ghostine said, “This additional plant at Castets strengthens our global leadership in renewable ingredients by placing Firmenich in a strategic position to offer extra capacity for perfumery, providing superior service close to our customers in Europe and capturing growth opportunities. The state-of-the-art facility also makes a significant contribution to our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) objective to ensure 70% of Firmenich ingredients are manufactured from renewable carbon sources by 2030.”
Firmenich President of Ingredients Boet Brinkgreve said, “We are very proud of this new ultra-modern plant, designed to extend our unique industrial expertise in producing pine-based ingredients from upcycled materials. This major expansion will position Firmenich uniquely as the recognized supplier of bio-sourced and renewable ingredients, and help our customers deliver on their own ESG goals.”