Firmenich Wins Prestigious Range & Inclusion Award

Acknowledged as D&I chief by the Cercle Suisse des Administratrices

GENEVA, Aug. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and style firm, has introduced it has been acknowledged for its exemplary management in Range & Inclusion, profitable the Cercle Suisse des Administratrices Grandes Entreprises Award 2022.

From left to right : Dominique Faesch;  Diana Oltramare;  Mieke Van de Capelle;  Veronique Baulet;  François Rohrbach.

The Cercle Suisse des Administratrices is an affiliation that promotes range and competencies inside governance our bodies – Board of Administrators and administration in Switzerland. It was created to present extra visibility to the numerous ladies enjoying a senior position on administration groups and boards of administrators and its awards are broadly thought-about probably the most prestigious within the range enviornment in Switzerland.

The judges applauded Firmenich’s inclusive tradition, the robust illustration of girls throughout senior management roles, the absence of gender pay gaps, and its equitable recruitment, coaching and mentoring applications. Firmenich was chosen as a finalist out of 36 firms and obtained the award throughout a ceremony held on the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne.

“I’m very proud that Firmenich obtained the 2022 Grandes Entreprises Award from Cercle Suisse des Administratrices,” mentioned Mieke Van de Capelle, Chief Human Sources Officer, Firmenich. “This award acknowledges our ongoing efforts in embedding equality throughout our management and senior roles worldwide, in addition to throughout the broader group. We proceed to set the usual for excellence as the perfect place to work in our trade. Whereas I’m very happy with this achievement, we acknowledge it is a journey. Due to this fact, we’re consistently specializing in new frontiers with focused actions that transcend gender. By embracing the facility of inclusion, we proceed to be a number one inventive powerhouse.”

“Firmenich was chosen out of 36 firms and the Jury was notably appreciative of the voluntary and long-standing commitments of this family-owned world firm. The progress and outcomes of its range and inclusion applications and the insurance policies throughout all ranges of its group and its Board of Administrators, are among the many defining components that had been considered by the Jury,” mentioned Dominique Faesch, Présidente du Prix 2022, Cercle Suisse des Administratrices.

Since 2018, Firmenich has raised ladies’s illustration in management roles to 46%, and eradicated gender pay gaps. Based on the UN, ladies earn 77 cents for each greenback males earn for work of equal worth. Firmenich has additionally expanded versatile working alternatives worldwide, made recruitment and promotion practices extra diversity-focused, created range and inclusion coaching and mentoring applications, and enhanced equal illustration in any respect ranges together with vital pathways to senior administration. Since 2020, 50% of Firmenich’s Government Committee are ladies.

Along with reaching gender equality, Firmenich can be targeted on elevating the bar with focused motion past gender. That is about embracing the facility of inclusion of minority teams, securing efficient illustration and engagement of individuals with completely different talents, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and sexual orientation.

Constructing on its achievements, the Firmenich’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) technique units formidable 2030 individuals objectives, together with commitments on human rights, ethnic pay fairness, creating 5,000 job alternatives for youth and persevering with to boost the illustration of differently-abled individuals in its workforce to 10%.

This Award is one in all many milestones alongside Firmenich’s journey to be probably the most inclusive participant in its trade and the world of labor. Firmenich was the 7th firm on the planet and 1st in its trade to be globally licensed as a gender equal employer by EDGE; the Group was acknowledged as a Range & Inclusion chief with the Accountable Enterprise Award by Moral Company; Firmenich’s CEO joined the Precious 500 motion to place incapacity inclusion on their management agenda; and Firmenich was one the primary 4 firms in French-speaking Switzerland to obtain the Swiss LGBTI* label.

The Cercle Suisse des Administratrices Awards 2022 showcased firms main in gender equality and ladies management. For extra info on the awards, go to the web site at

*: LGBTI stands for Lesbian, Homosexual, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex.

About Firmenich

Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and style firm, was based in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895, and has been family-owned for 127 years. Firmenich is a number one business-to-business firm specialised within the analysis, creation, manufacture and sale of perfumes, flavors, and elements. Famend for its world-class analysis and creativity, in addition to its management in sustainability, Firmenich provides its prospects superior innovation in formulation, a broad and high-quality palette of elements, and proprietary applied sciences together with biotechnology, encapsulation, olfactory science, and style modulation. Firmenich had an annual turnover of 4.7 billion Swiss Francs at finish June 2022. Extra details about Firmenich is accessible at

About Cercle Suisse des Administratrices

The Cercle Suisse des Administratrices is an affiliation that defends range and expertise inside governance our bodies (Board and administration). It was created to present extra visibility to the numerous ladies whose profiles are wanted by non-executive boards of administrators.

The Cercle Suisse des Administratrices Award is awarded to an organization whose management consists of not less than 30% ladies at its Board stage and 20% at its managerial ranges, and which adopts insurance policies in favor of accelerating ladies’s illustration in administration and govt positions. Its jury consists of representatives of the financial system and the media.

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