The power of connecting emotion, memory and scent has been known for a long time but our understanding of it is continuously progressing. For 250 years Givaudan has been pioneering in the power of scent, on an ongoing odyssey to engage people’s senses and make the world smell better.
Givaudan collaborated with Ubisoft, a leading creator of interactive entertainment, to develop three fragrances to enhance a new multi-sensory ‘Star Trek’ arcade game at the IMAX VR Centre in Los Angeles.
Throughout 2018 we’re celebrating Givaudan’s 250-year journey to engage your senses. Discover stories both past and present about the flavours, fragrances and active beauty products that define our ongoing odyssey.
Givaudan Active Beauty launched Vetivyne™, a new patent-pending powerful active ingredient with both anti-ageing benefits and long lasting properties to enhance fragrance wear.
Givaudan announced its 2018 First quarter sales on 10 April 2018. In the first three months of 2018, Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 1,308 million, an increase of 5.0% on a like-for-like basis, and 5.4% in Swiss francs compared to the previous year.
Chris Thoen, Head of Global Science & Technology, decided for private reasons to retire at the end of August 2018. Currently an EC-member, he will step down from the Executive Committee at the end of May and continue to provide advice on strategic projects until his retirement.
As part of its 2020 strategy to strengthen its capabilities in natural flavour solutions for its customers, Givaudan today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 40.6% of the shares of Naturex, a French public listed company, for EUR 135 per share and a total consideration of EUR 522 million. This agreement is subject to all of the appropriate regulatory approvals.
The Annual General Meeting of Givaudan SA took place on 22 March 2018. It was attended by 371 shareholders or proxies, representing 3,851,046 shares (41.71% of a total of 9,233,586 registered shares).