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Givaudan recognised as a top performer in the CDP’s annual climate change survey

05 Dec 2013
  • Listed part of the top A companies in Switzerland for climate change performance
  • Has achieved a 16.6 percent reduction in carbon emissions since its 2009 baseline
  • Continues to make progress across eco-efficiency targets, as part of broader sustainability ambitions

 

Geneva, 5 December 2013 – Givaudan has been recognised as a top, ‘A-band’ performer in the CDP’s 350 Climate Change 2013 Report for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The CDP ranks companies on how they measure, disclose and manage climate related risks and opportunities – this year at the request of 722 investors.

The ‘A-band’ recognises the progress Givaudan is making to reduce its carbon emissions, which has been driven by the company’s ambitious 2020 eco-efficiency targets¹:

  • 25% reduction in CO2 emissions per tonne of production
  • 20% reduction in energy consumption per tonne of production
  • 15% reduction in waste incinerated and landfilled per tonne of production
  • 15% reduction of municipal and ground water usage per tonne of production

Since 2009, per tonne of production, Givaudan has achieved a 16.6 percent reduction in carbon emissions, an 11.5 percent reduction in energy, a 13.1 percent decrease in waste incinerated and landfilled and a 9.6 percent reduction in water usage.

Givaudan was also awarded a disclosure score of 79/100, indicating a good quality and completeness of publicly disclosed data and information.

“Customers increasingly want to see that Givaudan is running a sustainable business, and this includes managing the efficiency of our operations”, said Joe Fabbri, Head of Global Human Resources, EHS and Chair of Sustainability.

“We have made progress through a combination of large-scale energy efficiency projects, and the dedication of our Green Teams – who are instrumental to identifying and acting on local opportunities to save energy,” he continues.

Running efficient operations is part of Givaudan’s ambition to be leaders in the industry across a range of issues. This includes securing a stable supply of natural and synthetic raw materials, and partnering with customers and suppliers to reduce environmental impacts throughout a products lifecycle – from farm to fork.

For more information on Carbon disclosure project, please visit www.cdproject.net. To learn more about sustainability at Givaudan, please visit www.givaudan.com/Sustainability.

 

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¹The 2020 targets, against a 2009 baseline, are:

  • 25% reduction in CO2 emissions per tonne of production
  • 20% reduction in energy consumption per tonne of production
  • 15% reduction in incinerated and landfilled waste per tonne of production
  • 15% reduction of municipal and ground water usage per tonne of production
  • Lost Time Injury Rate below 0.1

 


 

About Givaudan
Givaudan is the global leader in the fragrance and flavour industry, offering its products to food, beverage, consumer goods and fragrance companies. Headquartered in Vernier, Switzerland, Givaudan holds a 25% market share in an industry which is valued overall at around CHF 18 to 19 billion. It has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since June 2000 and is one of the country’s 30 largest companies in terms of market capitalisation.
In 2012, Givaudan achieved sales of CHF 4,257 million, with a workforce of over 9,000 employees and operating in over 100 countries in all major markets, in both mature and developing regions.

About CDP
CDP, previously known as Carbon Disclosure Project, holds the largest collection globally of self-reported climate change, water and forest-risk data. Through CDP global system companies, investors and cities are better able to mitigate risk, capitalise on opportunities and make investment decisions that drive action towards a more sustainable world.
Each year CDP publishes a number of analytical reports for our programmes. The reports are written by CDP partner organisations and provide detailed analysis of the responses indicating important trends and developments.

 


 

For further information please contact:

E global.sustainability@givaudan.com
T +41 22 780 9167