www.ceotodaymagazine.com 26 CEO Today Global Awards 2019 CALIFORNIA FIRMENICH IN A NUTSHELL Firmenich is the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895. Driven by its purpose to “create positive emotions to enhance wellbeing, naturally”, the Group puts its science and creativity to work to address key societal challenges including Nutrition, Sanitation and Climate Change. With a Net Revenue of CHF 3.7 billion, Firmenich is the Number 1 Company in Fine Fragrance and in Fragrance & Flavor Ingredients worldwide. Building on its legacy of industry-leading organic growth, the Group completed 8 acquisitions over the past 2 years to expand its market reach. To be at the forefront of innovation, Firmenich invests 10% of its net revenue in Research every year and counts over 3,100 live patents. Recognized as a global leader in responsible business, Firmenich ranks in the top two companies worldwide with CDP and Ecovadis for its exemplary management of its environmental and social impacts. Present across 100+ Markets, with 7,600 employees, Firmenich offers equal opportunities to all as a globally-certified Gender Equality Employer.