The Annual General Meeting of Givaudan SA took place on 23 March 2017. It was attended by 363 shareholders or proxies, representing 3,752,938 shares (40.64% of a total of 9,233,586 registered shares).
Givaudan has published its 2016 Sustainability Report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 guidelines. The report features our significant progress on our road to greater sustainability.
Following a distinguished career spanning almost three decades with Givaudan, Joe Fabbri, Head of Global EHS and Sustainability, will retire on 30 June from the Executive Committee. Effective immediately, Simon Halle-Smith and Willem Mutsaerts will be responsible respectively for EHS and Sustainability.
VP Perfumer Calice Becker has worked in Paris and New York City crafting winning fragrances for many of our favourite brands. The perfumers of tomorrow will continue to strengthen their olfactive expertise by training under her leadership and will benefit from her exceptional experience.
Givaudan Group full year sales were CHF 4,663 million, an increase of 4.2% on a like-for-like basis and 6.1% in Swiss francs when compared to 2015.
Givaudan reinforces its commitment to fair trade and responsible sourcing practices with first ‘Fair for Life’ certification of clove leaf oil collection network in Madagascar.
As part of its 2020 strategy to strengthen capabilities in natural flavour solutions, Givaudan today announced that it has acquired Activ International. Activ offers a range of natural and organic flavours, marine extracts, seafood and vegetable based culinary solutions to customers.
Givaudan seeks to ensure responsible growth and shared success for its shareholders, customers and all key stakeholders. Over the next five years, the Company aims to outperform the market and deliver a continued strong free cash flow.