IFF Achieves CDP “A” List Rating for Second Year
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris:IFF), a leading innovator of sensory experiences that move the world, today announced that it was identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies regarding climate change and awarded a leadership position on the Climate “A” list by the CDP for the second consecutive year. The Climate “A” List was released in CDP’s Out of the Starting Blocks: Tracking Progress on Corporate Climate Action report today.
“As stewards of tomorrow, we embrace our responsibility to lead positive transformational changes toward a regenerative, healthy and abundant world,” said Andreas Fibig, Chairman and CEO. “This honor confirms the positive and effective approaches we are taking to move toward a low carbon economy and create a better future for our children.
For the past 15 years, the CDP, an international not-for-profit, has worked to drive sustainable economies. IFF is among 9% of corporations participating in CDP’s climate change program to be awarded a position on the Climate “A” List in recognition of its actions in the past reporting year.
IFF’s recent sustainability accomplishments include:
- Launching the industry’s first, on-site Wind Turbine running on 100 percent renewable energy
- The election of IFF’s CEO to the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
- Partnering to Improve the Lives of Vetiver Farming Communities in Haiti
- Launching a New Sustainability Strategy
- Being recognized as a 2016 top green company in the U.S. by Newsweek
- Debuting the First-Ever Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Fragrance: PuraVita™
- Installed the industry’s largest solar array
CDP’s chief executive officer Paul Simpson says: “We congratulate the 193 “A” List companies that are leading the charge towards our low carbon future. Companies are key actors in enabling the global economy to achieve its new climate goals, and the leadership of this group points the way for others to take bold action and capitalize on the many opportunities that await.”
To learn more about how IFF accomplished year-over-year company-wide reductions in energy use, water use and greenhouse gas emission intensities, explore the company’s 2015 Sustainability report, strategy and recent initiatives found here: www.iff.com/sustain.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris:IFF) is a leading innovator of sensorial experiences that move the world. At the heart of our company, we are fueled by a sense of discovery, constantly asking “what if?”. That passion for exploration drives us to co-create unique products that consumers taste, smell, or feel in fine fragrances and beauty, detergents and household goods, as well as beloved foods and beverages. Our 6,700 team members globally take advantage of leading consumer insights, research and development, creative expertise, and customer intimacy to develop differentiated offerings for consumer products. Learn more at www.iff.com, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn .
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