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Givaudan co-founds ‘Future Food Initiative’ to advance sustainable food and nutrition research

05 February 2019

Participation in Swiss-based public-private partnership aligns with Company’s 2020 strategy of ‘Partnering for shared success’

Givaudan, the world’s leading flavour and fragrance company, announces its commitment to co-found the ‘Future Food Initiative’, a Swiss-based public-private partnership aimed to expand sustainable food and nutrition research.

Launched by Swiss research institutes ETH Zurich (Federal Institute of Technology) and EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), the initiative will focus on advancing food and nutrition research to address the global challenges of healthy food production, affordable nutrition and sustainable supply chains.

“Givaudan is proud to be a co-founder of the Future Food Initiative,” said Gilles Andrier, CEO Givaudan. “As the leader in our industry, we have a responsibility to contribute to improving the sustainability of the food value chain. It is only through collaborations such as this, bringing together industry, academia and the brightest and best young scientists, that we will be able to address the future challenges of our food systems.”

Fabio Campanile, Givaudan’s Head of Flavours Science & Technology added: “Aligned with our 2020 strategy of ‘Partnering for shared success’, this initiative gives us the opportunity to leverage our capabilities and share our skills and knowledge in flavour and taste science. We look forward to exploring new ideas and new approaches with our partners that lead to the development of consumer relevant and sustainable innovations.”


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 5.5 billion in 2018. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 145 locations, the Company has almost 13,600 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

About Givaudan Flavours

Givaudan’s comprehensive knowledge of local flavours, extensive global footprint and strategic insights enable close partnerships with customers wherever they may be. With a customised approach to product creation, the Flavour Division is a powerhouse of knowledge, innovation and creativity equipped to surprise customers and consumers with fresh, unique ideas and solutions. Givaudan creates lasting flavour and taste experiences that touch emotions across key segments including beverages, sweet goods, savoury and snacks; regardless of product category Givaudan’s passion is to make food and beverage products taste delicious. We invite you to ‘engage your senses’ and learn more about Flavours at www.givaudan.com/flavours.


For further information please contact

Peter Wullschleger, Media and Investor Relations
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