Sensient Cosmetic Technologies is committed to behaving responsibly by integrating social and environmental concerns into its business operations. This is critical to us, to our customers and consumers.

Signature Wave Branding

Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors and flavors. We employ advanced technologies to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic ingredients, pharmaceutical excipients, colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. Our goal is to inspire our customers in their efforts to deliver products to people that offer multi-sensorial experiences to drive brand excitement and increase sales. The color and flavor systems we develop can be found in leading consumer products worldwide.

Sensient Cosmetic Technologies is committed to behaving responsibly by integrating social and environmental concerns into its business operations. This is critical to us, to our customers and consumers.

Sensient Cosmetic Technologies is certified ISO 14001 since 2016 and has reached the Platinum rating with EcoVadis in 2021, now ranking in the top 1% of all rated organizations in our category.

Our Products

We pride ourselves on working to exceed industry standards for quality, safety, and security.

Sensient uses only quality raw materials from strictly qualified sources. We regularly inspect our suppliers, holding them to the highest standards and consistently working to introduce improvements. We also work directly with growers of our natural ingredients, sharing best practices and collaborating with them to produce ingredients that meet our strict requirements.

To help ensure the safety of our products, all of our raw materials are part of a detailed traceability program and we have robust product, environmental, and raw material screening programs that are designed to exceed industry standards. We recognize that Sensient is just one part of the sustainability supply chain. We regularly collaborate with our customers to understand and meet their expectations, as well as industry standards, related to product delivery and quality.

Sensient Cosmetic Technologies contributes to many governmental and local initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact initiative and the Responsible Mica initiative to drive change across all aspects of corporate responsibility and aim to eradicate unacceptable labor practices around the world.

Our Environment

Sensient is committed to the principles of sound environmental stewardship and the responsible and sustainable use of energy and natural resources.

We measure and report on our progress at reducing our environmental impact of our diverse manufacturing operations through key performance indicators, and have established 10-year goals for each of them.

Sensient has a strong record of environmental compliance in all of our facilities in more than 30 countries, but we recognize that compliance is not sufficient to meet global sustainability challenges.

We are committed to conserving our natural resources and to improving our environment so future generations can live healthy, prosperous lives.


Our objective is to reduce the total energy consumption of our manufacturing facilities by 15% by 2025. Higher goals are set by the European cosmetic facilities.


We are well on track to meet our goal of 15% reduction of the total volume of water consumed by our manufacturing facilities per unit of production by 2025. A goal of -30% has been set for the European cosmetic site.


We have set a group objective of 10% reduction of the total amount of hazardous waste (as defined by local regulation) generated by our manufacturing facilities per unit of production.

Our Employees

Our employees are our most important asset – Sensient takes pride in our strong health and safety programs to make sure they have safe working conditions. Our employees are also our customers.

By focusing on employees, we empower them and improve our programs to ensure that Sensient remains a world-class organization.

In addition to our commitment to providing a safe workplace, Sensient also seeks to provide a work environment that is respectful of every person and is free from judgment, discrimination, intimidation, and harassment based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic, veteran or military status, or any characteristic protected by any applicable local or national law. The Company’s Code of Conduct specifically prohibits such discrimination, intimidation, and harassment and calls for summary termination of anyone found to have violated these policies.

Social Responsibility

Sensient strives to conduct business in an ethical manner and to make a positive contribution to society through our product offerings and business activities. We have a comprehensive Code of Conduct that governs all of our employees worldwide to ensure a culture that promotes ethical behavior and requires compliance with all applicable laws.

We also seek to work with suppliers that employ practices that meet or exceed all applicable laws and align with our business ethics. These requirements and expectations for ourselves and our suppliers include the matters described below. In the event local standards on a matter do not exist or do not meet these ethical standards, Sensient and our suppliers establish employment practices and apply U.S. standards where appropriate while complying with local law.

Our minimum requirements and expectations include, but are not limited to:

  • No forced labor.
  • No harassment or abuse.
  • Nondiscrimination. Sensient will provide equal employment opportunities to all people without discrimination because of their race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
  • Reasonable compensation.
  • Environment, health, and safety.
  • No bribery or corrupt payments.

Philanthropy and Community Service

Whether it’s supporting local charities or helping to beautify and improve the neighborhoods in which we operate, Sensient believes in being a good neighbor and contributing to the betterment of the greater community.

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