Firmenich was founded in 1895 in Geneva, Switzerland, and has remained independent, building on that original entrepreneurial vigor and pioneering spirit. Today we are the world’s largest, private company in the fragrance and flavor industry. Our independence gives us the freedom to control our destiny and make the right choices.

We lead our industry in research and innovation, capturing breakthrough ideas from around the world. Our flavor and fragrance creation is based on proprietary knowledge and developed by our teams of scientists, perfumers and flavorists. These teams connect via our innovation platform with our colleagues specialized in taking new ideas through to production via our global supply chain. Each year, Firmenich invests 10% of revenues in research and innovation, reflecting our continuous desire to understand, share and extract the best of nature’s offering.


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

  • We create an environment in which each employee is valued, empowered and encouraged to grow.
  • We value the diversity and commitment of our people, enabling us to shape our future with confidence and imagination.
  • We unite the finest talents and encourage an entrepreneurial team spirit to attain our strategic goals.