06 Jul 2017 — Firmenich are continuing to make significant progress in leading the Fragrance and Flavor industry in renewable energy adoption, with more than 65 percent of its manufacturing electricity generated from renewable sources globally. With two new plants, Princeton and Port Newark, powered 100 percent by renewable electricity, Firmenich now operates a total of seven 100 percent clean energy manufacturing sites, including two in the UK, 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,” says Gilbert Ghostine, CEO of Firmenich. “Today’s investments in clean energy are a key milestone in reaching our goal of 100 percent of our manufacturing sites powered from renewables by 2020.”
“As part of our global approach to combatting climate change, Purchasing worked with a major energy supplier in North America to meet the needs of our US plants today and in the future,” explains Bhavesh Shah, Chief Purchasing Officer. “This is just one of the ways we are accelerating Firmenich’s vision of a clean and sustainable manufacturing footprint.”
“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 & Environment. “We are on the right path to transforming all our sites to clean energy by 2020.”