IFF surpasses sustainability goals

April 12, 2018

International Flavors & Fragrances has released its annual sustainability report, which shows that it has already surpassed its 2020 goals for water, greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), and hazardous waste. The report details how the company is meeting or exceeding its strategic sustainability goals, as well as how it is living up to its vision “To lead positive transformational changes toward a regenerative, healthy, and abundant world.”

The company made progress in furthering its sustainability ambitions, including:

  • 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. flavors facility
  • Launched employee-powered global Diversity & Inclusion initiative
  • Named to the Euronext Vigeo U.S. 50 Index

“In a year of great progress, surpassing our 2020 goals for GHGs, water, and hazardous waste is an exceptional accomplishment,” said Gregory Yep, EVP, chief scientific and sustainability officer. “None of this would be possible without the passion, expertise, and innovation of our people.” 

Sustainability report (pdf)