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Givaudan establishes COVID-19 Communities Fund

27 March 2020

Givaudan is today establishing the Givaudan COVID-19 Communities Fund to enable Givaudan sites to support local communities that have been affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Givaudan is donating at least CHF 1 million to this fund which will give Givaudan employees the opportunity to help those who need it the most, around the world. Colleagues will be able to nominate communities, charities, or services that are in need of additional support. The fund will typically offer amounts to contribute to the provision of:

  • Medical supplies
  • Other essential supplies
  • Support or expertise
  • Other essential funding or services, including when requested by customers, suppliers or other partners

As Givaudan Chief Executive Officer Gilles Andrier said in his letter to employees and customers, friends and neighbours the company is committed to their role in the supply chain and to be a positive force throughout the pandemic. 

“We appreciate the critical role that Givaudan has in supporting and protecting vulnerable communities that are struggling to weather this storm. That’s why Givaudan is donating a community fund to address the widespread and damaging implications of the coronavirus. This funding will enable our teams around the world to identify and support local charities, community groups and associations, to help those most in need.

“This fund is in addition to the ongoing work of the Givaudan Foundation, which is constantly ensuring that the funding and programmes that it offers respond to the challenges of the global pandemic. 

“Governments and authorities are asking citizens of the world to isolate physically – but all of us are hoping that in doing so, we can join together. That’s what our communities fund is about and why we are continuing to play our role in the critical goods supply chain - Givaudan is committed to its purpose as a force for good throughout this crisis,” says Gilles Andrier.

Amidst the continued COVID-19 challenges, Givaudan remains committed to ensuring any impact on its business is minimised so that it can continue to play its role as part of the supply chain for essential items which include food products and beverages, as well as cleaning, disinfecting and sanitising supplies.


About Givaudan

Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 6.2 billion in 2019. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 180 locations, the Company has over 14,900 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.


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