International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has signed onto the United Nations Global LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business, showcasing its commitment to diversity and inclusivity.
The company joins 250 other large companies that have signed the pledge in a bid to tackle discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) people.
As further testament to its commitment, IFF has also been also recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality. The news follows the company receiving a perfect 100 score on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index survey on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) policies and practices.
Andreas Fibig, Chairman and CEO, IFF, said, “Last year, when we formalized IFF’s pathway to embrace greater diversity and inclusion, we knew we were moving towards further alignment between our internal and external practices and our corporate values.
“By signing onto the Standards, we are purposefully championing equal and equitable rights for all on a global level, especially those who are traditionally the most vulnerable. Adopting these Standards will help our efforts in engaging with communities and partners that respect the rights of LGBTI communities as much as we do. We are extraordinarily proud to be part of this outreach.”