IFF joins WEF

3 Oct 2016

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has joined the World Economic Forum, saying it is a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with other leading organizations who are interested in making positive, lasting changes in society.

IFF joins WEF

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has joined the World Economic Forum.

“As pioneers of the senses for more than 127 years, we embrace this unique opportunity to exchange ideas with other leading organizations who are interested in making positive, lasting changes in society,” said Andreas Fibig, Chairman and CEO. “This collaboration with the Forum aligns with IFF’s Vision 2020 strategy, which underscores how we as a company – and businesses in general – can innovate in the areas of artistry, science, technology and sustainability to produce positive results for both business and society.”

IFF, which is the first flavours and fragrances company to join the Forum, says it has long been a frontrunner in industry-leading innovation. The company’s differentiated research and development platforms and focus on sustainability have, it says, helped it attain commercial excellence, driven by in-depth, local consumer understanding, outstanding service and the highest quality products.

In January 2017, Andreas Fibig will represent the company at the Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, which will focus on advancing change through private-public cooperation in the context of the digitally-focused Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.

The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.<