Enjoy the essence of life,
with flavours and fragrances that delight

Givaudan captures the essence of the moment, bringing you taste and scent experiences to be enjoyed throughout the day.

We maintain our leadership position – approximately 25% of our industry’s global market share – by challenging ourselves daily, inspiring our partnerships across the globe and serving our customers with heart and soul.

Touching people’s lives ten times per day

Together with our customers in the food, beverage, consumer goods and fragrance industries, we create products that delight consumers the world over. From your favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to laundry care, Givaudan is there, inviting you to engage your senses, every day, enjoying moments of delight.

Passion and performance through time

With a heritage that stretches back over 250 years, Givaudan has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. Creativity is at the heart of our operations, and the power to surprise is brought about by having a renowned collection of experts, passionate flavourists and perfumers under one roof.

Committed to innovation and sustainable growth

At the forefront of innovation, with 10% of annual turnover invested in research, we explore and uncover new and exciting ingredients and technologies to add to our vast palettes and portfolios.

We are committed to be the innovation partner of choice in offering customers superior and sustainable solutions. As a company that uses many natural ingredients, we operate a sustainable business model that creates value for the many stakeholders we work with, partnering in our efforts to help make a real difference.

Discover our world, one that looks to enliven the planet with innovative flavours and fragrances, bringing joy in the moment as you engage your senses, savouring a flavour or re-living a memory in a beautiful scent.

Key figures 2020

in CHF million


Net income
in CHF million


% of sales


Proposed dividend
per share in CHF


* Subject to shareholder approval at the AGM on 25 March 2021.

Givaudan Group full year sales were CHF 6,322 million, an increase of 4.0% on a like-for-like basis¹ and 1.9% in Swiss francs when compared to 2019.

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Taste & Wellbeing
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Fragrance & Beauty
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  1. Like-for-like (LFL) is defined as: (a) sales calculated using the invoicing exchange rates of the prior year, and (b) excluding sales of businesses acquired from the acquisition date until the period end date, up to 12 months from the acquisition date.

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