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Acting for our environment

Leading climate change action

We believe business has an important role to play in leading climate action as their operations have a direct effect on a global ecosystem that underpins human prosperity and quality of life.

At Givaudan, we are determined to continue playing our part in leading the flavour and fragrance industry with actions that contribute to safeguarding the environment, and we are making good progress in our environmental performance.

To this end, we are committed to an ambitious climate action agenda across our operations and those of our suppliers. We assess every aspect of our activities and those of our suppliers to find opportunities to limit our environmental impact, from purchasing 100% renewable electricity to encouraging zero deforestation.

Our targets
 

Greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) (Scope 1 and 2)

Our target:
to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 30% between 2015 and 2030

Renewable electricity

Renewable electricity

Our target:
100% renewable electricity by 2025

Water

Water

Our target:
15% reduction, per tonne of product

Waste

Incinerated and landfilled waste 

Our target:
4% reduction per tonne of product, year on year on average for the total weight of incinerated and landfilled waste (baseline 2015)

 

Greenhouse gas emissions

Our targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are approved by the Science Based Targets initiative and are aligned with the global effort to limit climate change.

The international Science Based Targets initiative works to support and promote corporate best practice in setting targets in alignment with the 2015 Paris Climate Change conference agreement. We have publicly committed to the initiative and believe this is a way of demonstrating our industry leadership in climate action and transition to a low-carbon economy.

As GHG emissions come from our own operations and from our value chain, we have set a 2030 target of reducing by 30% emissions generated by our production processes (Scope 1) and emissions produced from the electricity and steam we purchase (Scope 2) compared to 2015 levels. We also aim to reduce indirect emissions (Scope 3) by 20% compared to 2015 levels. Scope 3 emissions are all indirect upstream and downstream emissions (not included in Scope 2) that occur in the value chain, hence, we are engaging with our suppliers, for example, to reduce the carbon footprint of our purchased goods and services.

Water and effluents

We strive to be an industry leader in the conservation and stewardship of water, an essential part of our manufacturing activities as well as in our entire value chain. We seek to consume and discharge this increasingly precious natural resource in a socially equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically beneficial manner.

Materials and waste

We work to limit the impact of waste we produce through four approaches: reduce, reuse, recycle and recover. We are reducing the amount we create as a by-product of our processes. We then reuse where possible and recycle to move away from disposal in landfill or by incineration.

 

Full version: Sourcing and operations – 2018 Integrated Annual Report