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dsm-firmenich embarks on innovation in nutrition, health and beauty

dsm-firmenich is pleased to confirm the successful merger of DSM and Firmenich and the launch of a new company that brings together one of the largest communities of innovation and creation in the fields of nutrition, health and beauty. With a team of nearly 30,000 people and unrivalled capabilities based on over a century of cutting-edge science, dsm-firmenich will be a forerunner in the reinvention, manufacture and combination of vital nutrients, flavors and fragrances.

Combining the essential, the desirable and the sustainable

By creatively applying proven science and drawing on data-driven innovation capabilities and exceptional standards of operational excellence, dsm-firmenich seeks to resolve the tension between what society needs, what people individually want and what the planet demands in the areas of nutrition, health and beauty. By working closely with our customers to create what is essential to life and desirable for consumers, while being more sustainable for the planet, dsm-firmenich is poised to bring progress to billions of people around the world.

Geraldine Matchett and Dimitri de Vreeze, joint managing directors of dsm-firmenich, commented: " Today marks a new beginning for all of us, the culmination of over a century of groundbreaking science by two great companies. dsm-firmenich now stands out as a class of its own, working uniquely at the intersection between what people want individually and what we need collectively, at no cost to the Earth. After all, what's essential has limited impact if it isn't desirable, and that impact isn't positive if it isn't sustainable. And sustainable things that people don't want or need are of little use! We are truly global, built on an incredible foundation of world-class, proven science with the broadest portfolio of nutrients, flavors and fragrances. We're delighted to be embarking on this journey together, as a single force for good, as innovators in nutrition, health and beauty. ".

Structured for success dsm-firmenich is organized into four distinct, high-performance companies, rooted in complementary world-class scientific research and manufacturing excellence. Together, they are uniquely positioned to help our customers realize their ambitions and meet evolving consumer needs and desires.

Perfumery & Beauty creates top-quality fragrances with proven benefits, always with the consumer in mind. We create fragrances that smell good and make you feel even better, using the best and widest range of natural, synthetic and biotechnological ingredients.

Taste, Texture & Health helps customers create food and beverage products that are delicious, nutritious, affordable and sustainable. They bring pleasure and nourishment to consumers, commercial success to customers, and better health to people and the planet.

Health, Nutrition & Care (Health, Nutrition and Care) enables people to take care of their health by adding essential nutrients to their diet. It advances medical innovation, speeds healing and improves quality of life.

Animal Nutrition & Health provides healthy animal proteins efficiently and sustainably, harnessing the power of data to make livestock farming practices more sustainable, productive and transparent.

Serving all stakeholders

dsm-firmenich is a purpose-driven company where people and planet, as well as financial success, are at the heart of its strategy. As a company formed from two growing companies that are also global leaders in sustainability, dsm-firmenich is determined to continue to increase its positive impact and set the bar ever higher by helping to combat climate change, protect nature and care for people along the entire value chain. Together with its customers and partners, the company strives to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow, while making a positive difference to the planet and improving the lives of millions of people.

A new name and a new identity

To mark the launch of the new company, dsm-firmenich has revealed a new brand that captures the spirit of two iconic organizations coming together in a merger of equals. The brand reflects the company's purpose and values, and is the expression of a shared identity. It symbolizes the company's mission to combine what is essential for life, desirable for consumers and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich's raison d'être is to bring progress to life, working with customers and partners to achieve positive change and make a difference in the world.

Geraldine Matchett and Dimitri de Vreeze, joint managing directors of dsm-firmenich, added: " We honor the heritage of DSM and Firmenich by taking the best of both companies to create a fresh new identity. It's alive. It is dynamic. It is driven by our purpose. Just like dsm-firmenich. It's the start of an exciting new period for our employees, customers and partners, as we go the extra mile to shape a positive future for all, and bring progress to life. ".

Following the success of the merger, Geraldine Matchett has decided that the time has come to pursue her career elsewhere, and will leave the company, effective September 1, in full compliance and with the thanks of the Board of Directors. Dimitri de Vreeze will become CEO of dsm-firmenich.

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