Firmenich partners with raw materials supplier Nelixia in Central America

By Lucy Tandon Copp 7-Jun-2018

Nelixia is a producer of cardamom, peru balsam and styrax essential oils that are 100% carbon neutral and traceable

Firminch has partnered with sustainable raw materials supplier Nelixia in Central America.

The partnership aims to expand Nelixia’s portfolio in the region with investment from Firmenich.

Nelixia was founded in Guatemala nearly a decade ago and today actively supports the livelihoods of communities and small-holder farmers.

The company will continue to be led by its co-founders. Elisa Aragon, co-founder and CEO of Nelixia, said: “Since the production of our first essential oils back in 2010, our constant ambition has been to place sustainability at the heart of our operations.

“Firmenich’s passion for naturals and commitment to the sustainable livelihoods of the local communities, made them an ideal partner, enabling us to multiply our impact across Central America.”

She added: “We’re looking forward to diversifying our raw materials portfolio, while scaling up our positive impact across our farming communities.”

Nelixia’s ingredients are broadly used in fragrance, cosmetics, aromatherapy and food products.

“Nelixia has established itself as a leader in certified essential oils, with a reputation for producing some of the best cardamom in the world”, said Patrick Firmenich, Chairman of the Board, Firmenich.

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“Building on our longstanding relationship and shared values, we look forward to giving our customers access to Central America’s unique breadth of natural ingredients in the most ethical, sustainable and traceable way.”