Firmenich is the largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895.
With a Net Revenue of CHF 4.72 billion, we touch more than 4 billion people several times a day through the sense of smell & taste, 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. Driven by our purpose to create positive emotions to enhance wellbeing, naturally, we put our science and creativity to work to spread moments of happiness sustainably, shape the future of taste and nutrition, accelerate access to sanitation around the world, while respecting nature & leading an ethical business.
Our legacy is defined by our consistent growing ahead of our industry, organically. We completed 15 acquisitions over the past 6 years to expand our market reach. To be at the forefront of innovation, we invest 9.7% of our annual turnover in Research & Development (on average) every year and count over 4,000+ live patents. With over ~11,000 employees, we offer equal opportunities to all of our colleagues, as the first globally certified Gender Equality Employer in our industry, since 2018.