Firmenich, a privately held Swiss company in the fragrance and flavor industry, has committed to 100% renewable power as a new member of RE100. Today, Firmenich’s manufacturing sites in the U.S. and Europe are operating with 100% renewable electricity as the group gets closer to meeting its goal of 100% renewable electricity across all of its production sites by 2020.
Firmenich joins more than 160 major businesses in the global RE100 initiative, which is led by international nonprofit The Climate Group in partnership with CDP.
“With all of our manufacturing sites in the U.S. and Europe currently 100 percent powered by renewable electricity, I am confident we will reach our goal of 100 percent for all our sites worldwide by 2020,” says Gilbert Ghostine, CEO of Firmenich. “It is critical that business partners together to tackle climate change with a sense of urgency, which is why we have joined RE100 and the 160 world-class companies committed to driving the world’s economy towards sustainability.”
“In 2018, 78 percent of our global electricity came from renewable sources, and we are on our way to reach 90 percent of renewable electricity globally in 2019,” adds Jane Sinclair, head of legal and compliance and general counsel at Firmenich. “Our teams are fully dedicated to fighting the urgent climate crisis and scaling up our actions with other like-minded companies in the RE100 initiative.”