Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)
At Givaudan, diversity isn’t a checkbox; it’s our way of life. Join us in celebrating differences and creating a world where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued.
Embracing differences for success
For over 250 years, we have cherished diverse cultures and perspectives. These values aren’t just integral to our success; they’ve been the heartbeat of our journey for over 250 years.
Our creations in taste, wellbeing, fragrance, and beauty have touched billions, spreading joy and wellbeing worldwide. As we co-create with customers, our commitment to embracing infinite diversity and intentional inclusion fuels innovation. This isn’t just talk; it’s action.
We’re dedicated to attracting and retaining diverse talents, ensuring every aspect, from products to experiences, reflects our inclusive spirit.
Our aspiration is to lead and advocate for a better, more inclusive, future
We will be rated among the most inclusive employers globally.
50% of our senior leaders will be from high growth markets.
50% of our senior leaders will be women.
These goals are what we need to do as a business, to contribute to an inclusive society and be a place where everyone loves to be and grow, for decades to come.
“At Givaudan, we want to see visible change. It’s why we’ve set ambitious goals. And it’s why we’re investing more time, resources, and budget into new initiatives. All of this, will help accelerate our inclusive journey that’s crucial for Givaudan’s future success, as well as our children’s and grandchildren’s futures.”
Gilles Andrier, Chief Executive Officer
Engaging with our industry
Givaudan is proud to be an active member of the LEAD Network (Leading Executives Advancing Diversity) in Europe. This allows us to benchmark actions and join cross-company educational programmes and CEO roundtables from the FMCG and retail industries. Membership supports us to join the discussion and meet our goals.
Taking action worldwide
Globally, Givaudan is accelerating its efforts to become a leading company in inclusion.
To achieve this, we have three focus areas
Raising awareness and building capabilities
We’re committed to helping everyone at Givaudan better understand how to foster inclusion with regular communications, and training everyone from senior leadership to individual contributors.
We’re placing more and more emphasis on supporting global and local actions for improved representation of high growth markets and women leaders in senior leadership.
It is about making everyone feel at home in all Givaudan locations with tailored local actions, supported by global and regional teams for a robust DEI approach and stronger communities.
To measure progress, we have developed this year in 2023 an inclusion index to measure perception of inclusivity by our employees. These results help us to take the relevant actions to help us become a leading company in inclusion.
Learn more on our progress and initiatives in our 2022 Integrated Annual Report.
Every small step is just as important as the big global efforts.
Here are a few examples
Celebrating Pride month
We honoured the LGBTQIA+ community with event highlights including, open dialogues in Argentina, panel discussions in Mexico, interactive sessions in Brazil, Pride-inspired fragrances in the USA, inclusion initiatives in India and colleagues joining official Pride parades in Paris and New York City.
Supporting visible and invisible disabilities
Our diverse initiatives include open forums for the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, challenging disability perceptions with Better Balance and beyond in GBS for more inclusive recruitment and launching an IT programme to facilitate internships for talented students and graduates overcoming disability-related employment barriers.
Givaudan Mexico earned voluntary certification as an equal employer, showcasing our commitment to fair hiring practices, wage equality, inclusive language, and ongoing training on equality and non-discrimination.
Join our DEI journey
At Givaudan, DEI isn’t a checkbox – it’s our way of life. We all have a part in ensuring those around us feel welcomed, valued, and accepted in our daily interactions. Every essence of you enriches our world. Join us, and let’s make a positive impact together!