RESPONSIBILITIES

We Continue to Set the Standard for Leadership in Our Industry

Our commitments span the spectrum—from diversity and inclusion, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, renewable energy, rights for the disabled, LGBTI and gender equality—and our good citizenship efforts have received widespread recognition.

Ranked as the #1 US Company and the #10 Global Company for Gender Equality in the 2024 Equileap Gender Equality Report & Ranking

Named to CDP’s A list for climate change for the eighth consecutive year and named a CDP Supplier Engagement Leader for the third time.

Included for the second consecutive time in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, for our commitment to transparency and setting a new standard in gender-related data reporting.

Recertified as EDGE Move level globally — marking the first, and currently the only, time a company has earned this level of recognition twice.

Named for the third consecutive year to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for both the 2022 World and North America, placing IFF among the top 10% of the largest 2,500 companies in the S&P Global Brand Market Index

Awarded the 2022 EcoVadis Platinum sustainability rating for the second time, placing IFF among the top 1% of companies assessed.

Named to the FTSE4Good Index Series and Euronext Vigeo World 120 Index for ESG performance.

Named to Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies in America list for the fifth consecutive year in 2021.

Named among the 2022 Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion by Disability:IN for the third consecutive year after scoring 100% on the Disability Equality Index.

Honoured by the Human Rights Campaign as a 2022 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for the fourth consecutive year after receiving perfect scores of 100 on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index

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We monitor and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests and biodiversity through our participation in CDP, which uses investor and buyer power to motivate companies and governments to disclose their environmental impact.

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We joined Disability:IN a leading nonprofit coalition made up of more than 185 companies, and in 2019 our CEO signed The Valuable 500, a global movement and pledge to put disability on the business leadership agenda.

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Awarded the 2023 EcoVadis Platinum sustainability rating for the second time, placing IFF among the top 1% of companies assessed.

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We partner with our suppliers and invest resources to achieve various certifications including Fair For Life. Underscoring our commitment to responsible sourcing, ingredient certifications support the conservation of natural resources and improvement in the livelihoods of farmers and workers involved in our supply chain.

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We partner with our suppliers and invest resources to achieve various certifications including Rainforest Alliance. Underscoring our commitment to responsible sourcing, ingredient certifications support the conservation of natural resources and improvement in the livelihoods of farmers and workers involved in our supply chain. We also use a Risk Assessment Methodology and tool developed with, and validated by, the Rainforest Alliance to identify inherent supplier and ingredient sourcing risks based on country of operation and global ESG risk insights.

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As a member of RSPO, a nonprofit that unites stakeholders to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil, we seek to ensure that our palm oil supply chain does not contribute to deforestation, peat clearance or human rights abuses.

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We use Sedex, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains, to run reports on our suppliers’ ethical data, manage information on our own facilities and share information with our customers.

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We are a member of TfS, a collaborative chemical industry effort that seeks to assess, audit and improve sustainability practices in the supply chain. Through this partnership, we share our supplier sustainability assessments and audits with all members, which avoids duplicate efforts for our suppliers.

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Since 2015, we have been a signatory of the UNGC, a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. Our GRI reporting also serves as a communication on progress (COP) towards the implementation of these principles and achieving our sustainability targets.

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We are an associate member of the Upcycled Food Association, a nonprofit focused on reducing food waste by growing the upcycled food economy. Upcycled foods use ingredients that otherwise would not have gone to human consumption, are procured and produced using verifiable supply chains, and have a positive impact on the environment.

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In September 2020, we further reinforced ambitious commitments to nature and climate action by signing on to Business for Nature’s call-to-action urging governments to adopt policies now to reverse nature loss in this decade.

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IFF welcomed a new CEO in February 2022, and we are proud that he is one of six Black CEOs in the S&P 500. In 2022, he continued to support the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge to support more inclusive workplaces.

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As a member of RE100, a corporate leadership initiative of businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, we are committed to procuring 100% of our electricity needs from renewable sources in the shortest practical timescale possible and as financially feasible.

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This initiative is a partnership between CDP, UN Global Compact, WRI and WWF, which helps companies set greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in line with climate science. In 2022, we updated our science-based pathway to reduce GHGs in line with the Paris Agreement to be reflective of our combined company footprint and new 2021 baseline and submitted to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for approval.

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In 2022 our CEO continued to support The Valuable 500, a global movement and pledge to put disability on the business leadership agenda.

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In September 2019, we reconfirmed our commitment to mitigate climate change by signing the U.N. Business Ambition for 1.5°C: Our Only Future pledge communications and advocacy campaign to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius through more aggressive science-based targets for emission reduction.

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We were the first in our industry to sign the U.N. Global LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business, pledging to tackle discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

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In 2019, we adopted the U.N. Women’s Empowerment Principles, a set of seven tenets to advance and empower women and provide equal treatment in the workplace, marketplace and community.

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In 2017, we signed the “We Are Still In” declaration of support for the Paris Agreement and climate action.

Report Library

Read more about how we are contributing to sustainable development in our 2023 ESG+ Report.

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