Sourcing natural raw materials is vital to the ability of fragrance and flavour companies to stay at the cutting edge of global markets. Here researchers are hunting new scents in the Madagascan jungle.
Swiss companies Givaudan and Firmenich purchase thousands of different natural raw ingredients - in addition to synthetic ingredients – from all corners of the globe. Often working in remote areas with local communities, sourcing of such materials is a delicate affair in which the health and sustainability of the communities is intricately tied to that of the raw material itself. (Pictures: Givaudan)