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Media releases

17 Nov 2014

Givaudan expands flavour capabilities in Middle East

New Technical Centre and Regional Offices in Dubai offer greater capabilities for Middle Eastern customers, demonstrating ongoing commitment to the region.
10 Oct 2014

Nine months sales 2014: Sustained volume growth in all markets

In the first nine months of 2014 Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 3,313 million, an increase of 4.5% on a like-for-like basis and a decline of 0.2% in Swiss francs compared to the previous year. Givaudan continues to demonstrate strong business momentum with a full project pipeline and win rates sustained at a high level.
5 Sep 2014

Givaudan appoints Maurizio Volpi to Head of Fragrances

Givaudan, the world leader in flavours and fragrances, announced today the appointment of Maurizio Volpi as Head of Fragrances replacing Michael Carlos, who will retire on 31 December 2014. Maurizio Volpi, currently Regional Head of Western and Eastern Europe (WEE) for the Consumer Products business, will work closely with Michael Carlos to ensure a smooth transition of activities until the end of the year.
17 Jul 2014

Half Year Results 2014: Continuous improvement of operating performance

Givaudan Group sales for the first six months of the year totalled CHF 2,191 million, an increase of 4.5% on a like-for-like basis and a decline of 1.5% in Swiss francs.

Sustainability Highlights 2013

In the Givaudan 2013 Sustainability Report we place the focus on two of our most material sustainability issues, namely: Responsible Sourcing and Sustainable Innovation
26 Jun 2014

Givaudan expands flavour capabilities for ASEAN market

In response to rising demand for Flavours in savoury, dairy and beverage applications, Givaudan is today officially opening a new state-of-the-art spray dry facility in Indonesia to enhance its capabilities across the ASEAN market.
25 Jun 2014

Givaudan brings back real taste with the introduction of TasteSolutions™ Richness

Leading global flavour company Givaudan announced today the launch of TasteSolutions™ Richness, a new generation of flavours for the food manufacturing industry.
11 Jun 2014

Givaudan creates a foundation to reinforce its commitment to charitable causes and its involvement in the communities in which it operates

The Givaudan Foundation has been founded in Geneva as an independent non-profit organisation. It will initiate and support projects, as well as grant donations, in the areas of humanitarian action, health, nutrition, science, education, development, environment and sustainable development.
3 Jun 2014

Givaudan completes the acquisition of Soliance

Givaudan announced today that it has acquired 100% of the shares of Soliance SA and its subsidiaries. Soliance provides innovative cosmetic solutions to its international clients and partners and develops high added-value active ingredients, derived from vegetable sources, microorganisms and microalgae. Soliance currently has two sites in France, located in Pomacle and Ile Grande, and employs 96 people.
11 Apr 2014

First quarter sales 2014: Strong like-for-like growth, developing markets growing by 9.8%

In the first three months of 2014 Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 1,087 million, an increase of 5.7% on a like-for-like basis, and a decline of 0.2% in Swiss francs compared to the previous year.
20 Mar 2014

Annual General Meeting 2014

The Annual General Meeting of Givaudan SA, the world leader in flavours and fragrances, took place on 20 March 2014. It was attended by 338 shareholders or proxies, representing 4,103,381 shares (44.44% of a total of 9,233,586 registered shares).
20 Mar 2014

Sustainability Report 2013

Givaudan’s 2013 sustainability report reveals significant progress against its key sustainability objectives and KPIs
14 Mar 2014

Givaudan’s KeratinoSens™ assay sets standard for skin sensitisation testing

In a statement published on 17 February 2014, EURL ECVAM confirms that Givaudan’s KeratinoSens™ method is transferable and reproducible within and between laboratories. The recommendation attests that KeratinoSens™, developed by Dr Andreas Natsch, Head of in vitro Toxicology Research, and his team, can be considered as a valuable component of integrated approaches for skin sensitisation testing.
10 Mar 2014

Givaudan announces joint venture in China for the production of fragrance ingredients

Givaudan announced the signing of a joint venture with Zhejiang Xinhua Chemical Co., Ltd for the production of fragrance ingredients in China. Xinhua is a leader in aroma chemical manufacture, with an established history of quality production.
21 Feb 2014

Givaudan strengthens process development and research capabilities

Givaudan today announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire 100% of the shares of Soliance SA and its subsidiaries.