Earth Month at IFF

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Our sites across the globe partake in various activities each year to celebrate our planet for Earth Day during the month of April. These occasions are opportunities to demonstrate our commitment to transforming our world and our future and include activities such as tree planting, employee seminars, reducing onsite plastic and more! Scroll down to see how our many locations celebrated Earth Day and follow our sustainability journey on social media. #IFFGoGreen #Sustainability 



In South Brunswick, New Jersey, IFFers gathered throughout the entire day for the annual celebration. Mark Delendra, a chemist in our Quality Control department, hosted “How to Plant a Tree that Will Survive and Thrive” and explored the process of tree selection, location selection, timing, proper planting techniques and how to care for a newly planted tree. All participants received a blue spruce sapling to take home and plant with their families—a few decided to plant their trees in the front of our facility.
 

Our Tilburg, Netherlands location used Earth Day to raise awareness about bees. Lisette Hendriks, Customer Service Manager, Flavors, shared her insights on why bees matter to our environment and distributed bee-friendly flower seeds and a leaflet filled with facts to her colleagues. Lisette is also a beekeeper, so her presentation was a treat for all!

 

Our Thailand team went off-site to explore the social and environmental needs of their community; this new knowledge will better position future operations. Additionally, the onsite sensory lab pledged to reduce plastic waste by using smaller testing cups and implemented new on-site waste sorting. A productive day in Thailand.



In Tlalnepantla, Mexico we hosted the Director of Ecology for the Tlalnepantla government to raise awareness of environmental care. Our Green Team delved into climate change and discussed next steps for embedding circular economy principles at IFF.


IFFers in Guangzhou, China were excited for Earth Day, engaging in activities such as DIY recyclable arts-and-crafts to promote eco-effectiveness, waste generation and team cooperation. Look at that re-purposed flower pot.



In Egypt, our Green Team took action on Earth Day by meeting with facilities managers and senior management to ensure alignment on environmental best practices. “Every day is Earth Day” at IFF.

Other observances included compost training in Garin, Argentina for “Dia de la Tierra” and a “sustainable pizza” lunch ‘n’ learn at the New York office. We are thrilled to celebrate our planet in new, fun ways each year—what’s next?

 To learn more about Sustainability at IFF, visit our website iff.com/sustain.
 #IFFGoGreen #Sustainability

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