IFF annual sustainability report highlight transformational changes

By Simon Pitman

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IFF annual sustainability report highlight transformational changes
IFF has just published its 2017 annual report, which highlights the progress being made on a number of sustainability goals aimed at further enhancing the company’s eco-friendly record.

Highlights include the fact that it has already surpassed a number of key goals that were set for 2020, including those on water use, greenhouse gas emission and hazardous waste.

Overall the report stresses how IFF is continuing its work to either meet or exceed its strategic objectives on sustainability all targeted at a creating a “regenerative, healthy and abundant world”.

IFF puts environment on top

IFF executives say that its future business plan has been built around the environment, with the ultimate aim of providing sustainable growth that has a positive impact on the health of the environment.

“Like all my colleagues at IFF, I am personally and deeply passionate about doing the right thing for the environment and for the future of our planet,”​ said Andreas Fibig, IFF Chairman and CEO.

“Embedding sustainable principles at every level of the organization and throughout our value chain is how we feel we can best contribute to our goals.”​ Fibig continued, “This commitment throughout IFF is driving product and process innovation from the labs and the shop floor to the offices and canteens.”

The sustainable ambitions

  • Exceeded its 2020 intensity goals for greenhouse gas emissions (goal 25%, actual 33.8%); water (goal 50%, actual 68.2%), hazardous waste (goal 25%, actual 42.1%)
  • Supported smallholder mint farming communities through the sponsorship of three READ centers in India, which help to empower women and girls through literacy and vocational training; continued support of Vetiver Together initiative in Haiti
  • Attained the industry’s first GreenCircle LLC Zero Waste to Landfill certification for its South Brunswick, N.J., U.S. flavors facility
  • Launched employee-powered global Diversity & Inclusion initiative
  • Named to the Euronext Vigeo U.S. 50 Index

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