Company Overview

We Are Firmenich

We create fragrances, flavors and ingredients to delight the senses.

We have been innovators in the science of the senses since 1895. Today, with more than 10,000 colleagues in our global family, we are the largest privately-owned fragrance & taste company in the world.


Taking Our Legacy Forward

125 years of Timeless Emotions
Firmenich is not just the largest privately-owned perfume and taste business in its industry. It is also the name of a Family that has been personally committed to its Colleagues, Customers, Communities & Creativity for more than 125 years.


About Our Business

We create emotions through the sense of taste and smell. With our extensive experience, we create fragrances and flavors for our customers. Touching over 4 billion consumers several times a day, in more than 100+ markets: from their breakfast cereals and their coffee in the morning, to their shampoo, shower gel & fine fragrance when they go out at night.


Our Purpose

For Good, Naturally
We are Firmenich. 10,000 passionate people who believe that fragrance and taste can change the world for good. Since 1895, we have been innovating to make a positive difference for all.

We go beyond creating unique sensorial experiences. We create positive emotions to improve wellbeing, while preserving the planet.

Where you perceive taste as something to savor, we see the potential to advance nutrition, by making healthier foods taste delicious.

Where you experience fragrance as a pleasurable smell, we see the opportunity to accelerate wellness around the world.

Where you see nature, we see an endless source of inspiration to be treasured.

This is the heart of our purpose: Creating positive emotions to enhance wellbeing, naturally.


What We Stand For

Our Vision & Strategy
Putting Firmenich’s world-class research and capabilities to work, we always seek to be at the forefront of our customers’ needs and aspirations.

Being a Family business, making a positive contribution to our Communities has always been our priority. That’s why sustainability is at the core of our strategy.

To make a bigger impact, we set ourselves pioneering goals to create value for our stakeholders today and for generations to come.

Our creativity and science enables us to address some of the world’s greatest challenges, such as Hygiene and Sanitation, Health and Nutrition and Climate Change.

Today, more than ever, I am proud to say that Firmenich is more than a Business.

We are a Family, with a Legacy!

– Gilbert Ghostine, CEO


Our Fundamentals

Customers
We fragrance and flavor our customers’ products for our mutual success.
 

  • Our customer intimacy is unique as we partner with our customers to transform their ambitions into reality.

  • We anticipate consumers’ desires continuously reinventing the world of taste and smell.

  • We deliver value through innovative products and services, placing decision-making as close as possible to our customers.


People
Our people are the heart of our Company. They are recognized for their passion, talent and commitment.
 

  • We strictly maintain the highest levels of personal integrity and ethical behavior.

  • We value diversity and create an environment in which each colleague is empowered and encouraged to grow, enabling us to shape our future with confidence and imagination.

  • We unite the finest talents and nurture an entrepreneurial team spirit to attain our strategic goals.


Creativity
Creativity is our essence.
 

  • We create fragrances and flavors that inspire moments of pleasure and delight for consumers worldwide.

  • We lead our industry in research and innovation, constantly driving incremental and breakthrough winning ideas and technologies.

  • We apply our creativity to improve all parts of the business.


Sustainability
Our integrity and sense of individual and collective responsibility ensure our long-term success.
 

  • We practice a sustainable business model for the well-being of present and future generations.

  • We engage all our partners to build a responsible, sustainable and traceable value chain.

  • We strictly comply with all regulatory requirements and strive to achieve the highest international standards on quality, safety and the environment.


Legacy
Our independence gives us the freedom to control our destiny.
 

  • We are a family-owned company, committed to our independence.

  • We take a long-term view of our business.

  • We pursue a policy of financial strength, profitable growth and return on assets.

 

Careers

At Firmenich, we are all creators of positive emotions to enhance wellbeing, naturally.
Around the world, every day, with their know-how, expertise and passion, it is our people who are making the difference and helping us to achieve our purpose.

Why join Firmenich? Because we are a business unlike any other. Help us create products that delight the human senses and create a meaningful impact, For Good, Naturally.

Company Summary
Name
Firmenich
Number of Employees
5,001-10,000
Phone
(609) 580-4572
Location
250 Plainsboro Road
Princeton, NJ
08540