São Paulo, October 26, 2017—CEO Indesso Robby Gunawan received the “Source and Soul Award” from Firmenich during the fourth signature “Naturals Together” gathering event in São Paulo, Brazil. The trophy is a recognition for Indesso’s business ethics and commitment, specifically in the joint program of patchouli sustainable sourcing with Firmenich to the livelihoods of the farmers at the source. Indesso has started this program since 2013. It started with preliminary study and exercises to find a suitable business model that will benefit all the stakeholders in the patchouli supply chain. Learn more here.
“Naturals Together” is an initiative led by Firmenich that brings together many of the world’s best natural ingredients suppliers to shape the future of Naturals. “We are honored to receive the ‘Source and Soul Award.’ This serves as a constant reminder for us at Indesso in keeping the responsible business practice commitment. We realize that our success is a contribution of many other parties, particularly those working in the implementation in the field. So I believe that this kind of act brings reciprocal benefits,” said Robby Gunawan.
Sustainable business practice is an integral part of Indesso’s vision statement. Besides the patchouli sustainable sourcing program, Indesso also joins the global emission reduction efforts by applying new clean energy resources such as solar panel (learn more here), as well as the use of natural gas and terpenes in its production facilities.