Safety and Environmental Report 2006
Givaudan group's Safety and Environmental Protection Report for 2006
7 Dec 2006
Givaudan sells shares repurchased under buy back program
In accordance with the publication on 27 April 2006 prolonging Givaudan’s third Share Buy Back program until 31 May 2007, Givaudan announces that it has sold 133’800 shares repurchased under that program.
25 Nov 2006
Givaudan opens new Flavour centre in Shanghai
Today Givaudan opened its new Flavour centre in Shanghai. The facility is one of the most modern and complete creation, technology and production centres in the flavour industry globally. It is entirely dedicated to the Chinese market and its rising demand for leading flavour creations.
22 Nov 2006
Givaudan to acquire Quest International
Givaudan has signed an agreement with UK-based Imperial Chemical Industries PLC to acquire its fragrance and flavour business, Quest International, for £ 1,200 million or around CHF 2.8 billion.
6 Oct 2006
Nine Months 2006 Sales: Continued sales momentum on top of strong comparables
From January to September 2006, Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 2,200.5 million, resulting in a growth of 3.3% in local currencies and 5.5% in Swiss francs. Despite strong comparables in the third quarter and the on-going streamlining of commodity ingredients, Givaudan continued its good sales growth momentum.
24 Aug 2006
Half Year Conference 2006
On 24 August 2006, Gilles Andrier, CEO, Matthias Waehren, CFO and Mauricio Graber, Head Flavours Division, informed analysts and investors about the first half year business and the growth initiative of Givaudan.
23 Aug 2006
Meaningful scents around the world
On 23rd August 2006, Roman Kaiser, Director of Natural Scents, invited Media to take off from Zurich for an amazing journey around the world, presenting his new book "Meaningful Scents around the World" to the press.
4 Aug 2006
Half Year Results 2006: Givaudan continues on its profitable growth path
In the first half of 2006, sales totalled CHF 1,474 million, resulting in a growth of 3.7% in local currencies and 7.8% in Swiss francs. This good growth was achieved despite the on-going streamlining of commodity ingredients in both divisions.
26 Apr 2006
Givaudan starts prolonged share buy back programme
As announced on 22 February 2006, the Board of Directors of Givaudan SA has resolved to extend the share buy back programme 2005/2006 concerning 720,000 registered shares by one year, i.e. until 31 May, 2007.
7 Apr 2006
Annual General Meeting 2006
The Annual General Meeting of Givaudan SA, the world leader in flavours and fragrances, took place in Geneva on 7 April 2006. It was attended by 179 shareholders, representing 2,763,687 (37.19%) of a total of 7,400,000 registered shares.
7 Apr 2006
First Quarter 2006 Sales: Strong start into 2006
In the first quarter 2006, Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 754.1 million, resulting in a growth of 6.2% in local currencies and 12.8% in Swiss francs. Givaudan again clearly outgrew the market. 2005 comparables and the strong US dollar have partially contributed to this solid performance.
10 Jan 2006
Givaudan with further site consolidation and product streamlining
Givaudan continues to consolidate its Flavour operating asset base and to streamline its Savoury product portfolio. Givaudan has decided to close its US production sites in New Milford (Connecticut) and in Oconomowoc (Wisconsin).
22 Feb 2006
New Head Givaudan Flavours
Mauricio Graber will take over the Leadership of the Givaudan Flavours Division, effective July 2006. Mauricio Graber will replace Mike Davis, who has announced his retirement, effective 30th June 2006, after 30 years within the industry.
21 Feb 2006
Full Year Results 2005- Givaudan's leadership further strengthened
In 2005, Givaudan continued to build on its leadership position in the Fragrance and Flavour industry by delivering above market sales growth. Total group sales reached CHF 2,778 million, reflecting an increase of 2.5% in local currencies and a 3.6% in Swiss Francs.