Our purpose is at the heart of everything we do

  • Why we do what we do
  • Watch the video
  • Let’s imagine together
  • Making our world a happier, healthier place
  • Our purpose goals in detail
Why we do what we do

Creating for happier, healthier lives with love for nature. Let’s imagine together. To deliver on this purpose we have set ambitious goals in four areas: Creations, Nature, People and Communities. By living our purpose we will continue to be a successful, sustainable business.

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Let’s imagine together
Gilles Andrier, Chief Executive Officer

  

“Our purpose is a compass to guide our choices and set strategic goals. It’s a bold ambition to grow our business while becoming climate-positive. And because we are Givaudan, it’s also emotional: our minds get it, and our hearts embrace it.”
Gilles Andrier, Chief Executive Officer

    Making our world a happier, healthier place

    Every day, our creations inspire emotions and touch millions of lives. By becoming a purpose-led company, we can go even further in making our world a happier, healthier place. Together, we have the potential to increase our positive impact on the world by innovating sustainable solutions while showing our love for nature.

    We have translated our purpose into four focus areas that set out specific, measurable ambitions. We will track our achievements against these ambitions and report on progress on a regular basis. Our B Corp certification will be the independently-verified proof that we are living this purpose every day.

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    Our purpose goals in detail

    Let’s imagine together...

    Creations
    Nature
    People
    Communities
    Purpose goal: creations

    ...that through our creations more people will enjoy happier, healthier lives

     

      This goal is supported by the ambition to:


      By 2030, we will double our business through creations that contribute to happier, healthier lives.

      Purpose goal: nature

      ...that we show our love for nature in everything we do

        This goal is supported by the ambition to:


        Before 2050, we will be a climate-positive business based on scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions according to the greenhouse gas (GHG) protocol.

        Before 2030,

        our operations’ carbon emissions will be cut by 70% and our supply chain emissions by 20%

        Before 2040,

        our operations’ will be climate-positive and our supply chain emissions will be cut by 50% – scope 1 and 2 will be climate-positive

        Before 2050,

        we will become a climate-positive business (scope 1, 2 and 3 will be climate-positive)

        Before 2030, we will replace single-use plastics with eco-friendly alternatives across our sites and operations.

        Purpose goal: people

        ...that Givaudan is a place where everyone loves to be and grow

          This goal is supported by the ambition to:


          Before 2030, we will be an even more balanced and inclusive company:

          Before 2025,

          we will be rated among the leading employers for inclusion globally

          Before 2030,

          50% of our senior leaders will be from high growth markets

          Before 2030,

          50% of our senior leaders will be women

          Before 2025, we will improve how we care for all of our people by:

          offering everyone on our sites access to mental and physical health initiatives, tools and training

          reducing our total recordable injuries cases by 50%

          Purpose goal: communities

          ...that all communities benefit by working with Givaudan

            This goal is supported by the ambition to:


            By 2030, we will source all materials and services in a way that protects people and the environment.
            By 2030, we will improve the lives of millions of people in communities where we source and operate.

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