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11 Apr 2018

2018 annual investor conference

This year’s annual investor conference, held in Vernier (Geneva) on 10 April 2018, assembled 39 investors and analysts from institutions in Europe.
10 Apr 2018

2018 First quarter sales

In the first three months of 2018 Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 1,308 million, an increase of 5.0% on a like-for-like basis, and 5.4% in Swiss francs compared to the previous year.
28 Mar 2018

Givaudan announces changes to the Executive Committee

Givaudan announced today that Chris Thoen, Head of Global Science & Technology, decided for private reasons to retire at the end of August 2018. Currently an EC-member, he will step down from the Executive Committee at the end of May and continue to provide advice on strategic projects until his retirement.
26 Mar 2018

Givaudan acquires 40.6% of the shares in Naturex and intends to launch cash tender offer for the remaining outstanding shares

As part of its 2020 strategy to strengthen its capabilities in natural flavour solutions for its customers, Givaudan today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 40.6% of the shares of Naturex, a French public listed company, for EUR 135 per share and a total consideration of EUR 522 million.

2017 Sustainability Report

Givaudan’s 2017 Sustainability Report is compiled for the first time in accordance with the GRI’s new standards framework: Core Option. The Report covers a year of great progress, including the launch of a new and strengthened approach to building a sustainable business for the long term, and sets ambitious targets to reduce our environmental impact and drive responsible sourcing in our supply chains.  
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20 Mar 2018

Givaudan announces early success in reducing water consumption

Givaudan announced today that it has reached its 2020 target for reducing water consumption three years ahead of schedule. Reaching this important milestone on our journey to greater sustainability is just one of a series of achievements set out in our 2017 Sustainability Report, published today.
13 Mar 2018

Bonds issue: Givaudan announces the issue of two Swiss franc domestic bonds

Givaudan SA announces today the issue of two Swiss franc straight bonds of respectively CHF 150,000,000 and CHF 200,000,000 in the Swiss franc domestic market.
22 Feb 2018

Givaudan strengthens sustainable patchouli supply chain in Indonesia

Givaudan is strengthening its sustainable patchouli oil sourcing and improving conditions for smallholder producers in its collection network on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia through a multi-year project funded by the Givaudan Foundation and in cooperation with the international non-governmental organisation Swisscontact.
6 Feb 2018

Givaudan Active Beauty leads the way in skin microbiome research

Givaudan continues to invest in Active Beauty and its metagenomics platform to boost its pioneering position in the microbiome market. As the only fragrance company with in-house microbiome research capabilities, Givaudan remains committed to making strategic investments that will push the boundaries of scientific innovation to continue leading the microbiome trend.
26 Jan 2018

2017 Full Year Results

Givaudan Group full year sales were CHF 5,051 million, an increase of 4.9% on a like-for-like basis and 8.3% in Swiss francs when compared to 2016.
8 Jan 2018

Givaudan announces changes to the Executive Committee

Givaudan announced today the appointment of Louie D’Amico as President of the Flavour Division and a member of the Executive Committee. Louie D’Amico will succeed Mauricio Graber, currently President of the Flavour Division, who will leave the Company to become Chief Executive Officer at Chr. Hansen, a global bioscience company.
18 Dec 2017

Givaudan enters into exclusive negotiations to acquire Expressions Parfumées

As part of its 2020 strategy to expand the capabilities of its fragrance business, Givaudan today announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Expressions Parfumées, a French fragrance creation house.
14 Dec 2017

Givaudan announces the signing of a Schuldscheindarlehen (SSD) Agreement

Givaudan SA announces the signing of a Schuldscheindarlehen (SSD) Agreement in the amount of EUR 300,000,000, with two tranches of respectively 100,000,000 EUR and 200,000,000 EUR.
14 Dec 2017

Givaudan opens new centre for business solutions in Kuala Lumpur

Givaudan announced today the official opening of its new Givaudan Business Solutions (GBS) delivery centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The centre will be the home to the business services and solutions that will form a platform for the Company's growth in the Asia Pacific region.
17 Nov 2017

Hi-tech startups awarded top prizes at MassChallenge Switzerland awards ceremony

Seven companies, from a short-list of 75 start-ups selected for a four-month acceleration programme this summer by MassChallenge Switzerland, have been selected to receive financial prizes.

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