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2021 Full year results
28 Jan 2022 |
Givaudan Group full year sales were CHF 6,684 million, an increase of 7.1% on a like-for-like basis and 5.7% in Swiss francs when compared to 2020.
Givaudan acquires 48% of Nanovetores Group
26 Jan 2022 |
As part of its 2025 strategy to expand the capabilities of its Active Beauty business, Givaudan today announced that it has acquired a 48% stake in Nanovetores Group from The Criatec Fund, a Brazilian investment fund focused on innovative, early stage companies.
Givaudan recognised for leading performance in climate and water with third consecutive double A rating from CDP
17 Jan 2022 |
Givaudan has once again been recognised by CDP with a double A rating for its leadership in climate action and water stewardship. The Company is one of a small number that achieved a double A, out of nearly 12,000 businesses that were scored based on data submitted through CDP’s questionnaires in 2021.
2021 Full year results
Givaudan announced its 2021 full year results on 28 January 2022. the company news, the integrated and financial reports and the full year results presentation were published on our website at 07:00 CET.
Let nature colour your imagination with Sense Colour Red
Givaudan’s Sense Colour Red offers a wide selection of natural, concentrated red hues for a variety of applications with enhanced stability, allowing a smooth transition from artificial to natural colours.
Invitation to the 2021 full year results
03 Jan 2022 |
Givaudan will announce its 2021 full year results on 28 January 2022. A media release, the integrated and financial reports and the full year results presentation will be published on our website at 07.00 CET. Follow our live webcast at 15:00 CET.
Givaudan introduces PlanetCaps™, the first-to-market biodegradable fragrance capsules
15 Dec 2021 |
For the last six years, Givaudan scientists have been striving to ensure fragrances capsules both deliver outstanding scent release and are kind to nature. The result is PlanetCaps™, a combination of high biodegradability and renewable carbon source material, delivering long-lasting fragrance experience appreciated by both customers and consumers.
Givaudan completes acquisition of DDW, The Color House
09 Dec 2021 |
Aligned with its 2025 strategy to expand the portfolio of its global Taste & Wellbeing business, Givaudan today announced it has completed the acquisition of DDW, the Color House, a US based natural colour company.
Responsible Sourcing Policy
We are committed to respecting human rights wherever we do business. We strive to make a positive impact on the communities in which we are present and we recognise that we have an important obligation to contribute to preserving the environment and the planet’s biodiversity for future generations.
Givaudan completes the acquisition of Custom Essence
03 Dec 2021 |
As part of its 2025 strategy to expand the capabilities of its fragrance business, Givaudan today announced that it has closed the acquisition of Custom Essence, a US based fragrance creation house.
Bonds issue: Givaudan announces the successful placement of CHF 300M of Swiss Franc Bonds
23 Nov 2021 |
Givaudan today announces the successful dual tranche placement of CHF 300 million of straight Bonds in the domestic market.
Givaudan opens new Digital Space to drive innovation and continue growing with its customers in China
23 Nov 2021 |
As part of its long term strategy to expand digital capabilities, Givaudan is pleased to announce the opening of a new Digital Space in China, one of the most digitised markets. It will allow us to leverage transformation opportunities and to support the growth with local and regional customers.
Givaudan opens Nordic Experience Centre in Sweden
18 Nov 2021 |
Givaudan today reaffirmed its commitment to customers and partners in the Nordic region with the opening of the Givaudan Nordic Experience Centre in Malmö, Sweden. The new facility unlocks more opportunities for co-creation with Nordic customers, helping accelerate innovation and enhancing Givaudan’s ability to tailor food and beverages to local trends and preferences. 
Givaudan to acquire Custom Essence
15 Nov 2021 |
As part of its 2025 strategy to expand the capabilities of its fragrance business, Givaudan today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Custom Essence, a US based fragrance creation house.
The world’s first microbiome-centred fragrance technologies: Z-biome™
Inspired by our Company purpose of ‘creating for happier, healthier lives’, the Z-biome™ platform enables you to develop products that smell beautiful and respect the skin’s delicate microbiome. It features two innovative fragrance design tools that combine Givaudan’s unique scientific and perfumery expertise: My Z-biome™ and Z-biome™ Deo.
Givaudan Active Beauty outpaces the market by leveraging biotech to offer the purest (-)-α-bisabolol
09 Nov 2021 |
Givaudan Active Beauty is pushing the boundaries of biotechnology by presenting new specifications for BisaboLife®, the purest and sustainable (-)-α-bisabolol. Thanks to an optimised process, we now guarantee an ingredient with a level of purity at a minimum of 99%, the highest rate available in the industry today, outperforming synthetic and natural products.
Introducing Ma Madeleine™, an olfactory kit guided by a web application to help repair the sense of smell
05 Nov 2021 |
Givaudan is proud to be part of a specialised team involved in the making of Ma Madeleine™, a web application that works in tandem with a high-quality olfactory rehabilitation kit.
Sweet Life: tasty sugar reduction solutions
To rebuild a full taste experience in sugar-reduced food and beverages for health-conscious consumers requires expert craftsmanship. Let us help you.
TasteSolutions® Sweetness: smiles without sugar
With TasteSolutions® Sweetness, we’ll help you achieve the right sweetness by providing flavour alternatives while keeping your product’s signature.
Givaudan launches Z-biome™, the first microbiome-centered fragrance technologies
04 Nov 2021 |
As more and more people believe that wellbeing is connected to the health of the skin, scientists and perfumers have created two innovative technologies, My Z-biome™ and Z-biome™ Deo.
Givaudan Active Beauty unveils [N.A.S.]™ Rosemary 01, the organic BHT challenger
03 Nov 2021 |
Givaudan Active Beauty strengthens its portfolio by launching [N.A.S.]™ Rosemary 01, a functional cosmetic ingredient that challenges butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) by outperforming its efficacy in a natural and organic way.
Reason 5: Sustainable value creation driven by our purpose
There are five reasons to invest in Givaudan, reason 5: Sustainable value creation driven by our purpose
Reason 4: A research-driven innovation process
There are five reasons to invest in Givaudan, reason 4: A research-driven innovation process
Reason 3: Naturally hedged portfolio for consistent growth
There are five reasons to invest in Givaudan, reason 3: Naturally hedged portfolio for consistent growth
Reason 2: A unique business model
There are five reasons to invest in Givaudan, reason 2: A unique business model
Reason 1: Our creations are critical to the success of our customers
There are five reasons to invest in Givaudan, reason 1: Our creations are critical to the success of our customer
Welcome to lesson 04:  Formulating sugar-reduced products
We all know sugar adds up. So, on our mission to create delectable products with reduced sugar – craftsmanship and innovation is required. In your final lesson, discover how to formulate products consumers will love – without adding calories.
Welcome to lesson 03:  Reducing sugar in delectable beverages
Join sugar-reduction expert Guillaume Blancher as he delves into label regulations, the evolution of our 'sweet tooth', sugar substitutes, modulation techniques, formulation considerations, and the meaning of 'healthy indulgence'.
Welcome to lesson 02:  Exploring sweetness through science
Delve into science and data insights from our team of experts to understand why we love sugar so much – and how we can recreate sweetness while still supporting happy and wholesome lifestyles.
Welcome to lesson 01:  The experience of mindful eating
We've got a confection to make – your first lesson is jam-packed with useful knowledge. Here, you'll learn about: perceptions of sugar, customer health aspirations, key global facts and trends.
The Sweet Life Experience
Brought to you by Givaudan experts from Consumer Sensory Insights, Research and Development and Marketing and Product Management teams, you will learn how a sprinkling of our expertise, analysis and sugar-reduced solutions can help you create tasty, nutritionally balanced recipes.
The Sweet Life Experience
Brought to you by Givaudan experts from Consumer Sensory Insights, Research and Development and Marketing and Product Management teams, you will learn how a sprinkling of our expertise, analysis and sugar-reduced solutions can help you create tasty, nutritionally balanced recipes.
2021 Nine month sales
12 Oct 2021 |
In the first nine months of 2021 Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 5,067 million, an increase of 7.7% on a like-for-like basis and 5.8% in Swiss francs.

Givaudan to acquire DDW, The Color House
11 Oct 2021 |
As part of its 2025 strategy to expand the portfolio of its global Taste & Wellbeing business, Givaudan today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire DDW, The Color House, a US based natural colour company.
Givaudan at Gulfood Manufacturing 2021
By going beyond great taste to create food experiences that do good and feel good, for body, mind and planet, Givaudan Taste & Wellbeing aims to be at the leading edge of this movement. By keeping our finger on the pulse of the latest developments and delivering a complete range of solutions, we can help solve more of our customers’ holistic challenges.
Givaudan launches DigiPulse™, a proprietary olfactive social listening tool powered by artificial intelligence
07 Oct 2021 |
Givaudan is delighted to launch DigiPulse™, the first olfactive social listening tool designed to collect and decode consumers’ online spontaneous comments about fine fragrances.
Botanical solutions for food supplements
Our experts travel the world looking for new sources of botanical ingredients, some of which are very familiar to consumers, while others are less well known and at the cutting edge of plant science.
The plant-based foodservice revolution is here
On our journey to satisfy a new generation of plant-curious consumers, we're helping you create innovative food experiences that taste and feel as good as dairy. And our capabilities are boundless. We've got the creativity, inspiration and industry know-how to embrace this new type of consumer.
Plant-based dairy: totally tasty!
From raw material selection based on your preferred criteria (sustainability, cost, regional availability, nutrition) to the creation of delightful recipes, Givaudan supports you every step of the way.
Givaudan Active Beauty launches Masknyl™ to relieve skin issues associated with mask-wearing
28 Sep 2021 |
Givaudan Active Beauty presents Masknyl™, an active ingredient able to counteract redness, inflammation and hyperpigmentation due to mask-wearing.
Mask Tonic: Mask discomfort reliever
Suitable for all skin types and family members (from 3 years old), even the most sensitive, Mask Tonic is a 92% natural-origin genderless day cream able to reduce redness and control hyperpigmentation due to face mask-wearing.
Celebrating 75 years of the Givaudan Perfumery School
21 Sep 2021 |
Givaudan is delighted to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Givaudan Perfumery School, a legendary institution recognised for training some of the world’s most renowned perfumers over the years.
Givaudan joins Animal-Free Safety Assessment Collaboration to advance chemical safety without animal testing globally
17 Sep 2021 |
Givaudan is taking its commitment to the next level by joining the Animal-Free Safety Assessment Collaboration. AFSA brings together corporations with non-profits such as Humane Society International (HSI), who share the vision of a non-animal approach to product safety assessment in order to better protect people and our planet.
ESG fully integrated in our business
It is our intention to deliver growth through creating inspiring products for happier, healthier lives while achieving our ambitious financial targets and longer-term purpose ambitions.
Givaudan Active Beauty presents Sericoside to offer skin a second youth through cellular reprogramming
15 Sep 2021 |
Givaudan Active Beauty unveils Sericoside, an active ingredient with the well-ageing power to offer skin a second youth by resetting its cellular memory. Crafted by green fractionation from Terminalia sericea roots, Sericoside is a botanical active ingredient capable of restoring skin to its best version.
Dream Contour: Instant blur rejuvenation
Dot a small amount of product under the eye to make the magic happen and restore a youthful look. Powered by Sericoside, the cream will reduce the appearance of dark circles and wrinkles.
Givaudan, Bühler, and Migros establish pilot plant for cultured meat
15 Sep 2021 |
Three companies Givaudan, Bühler and Migros have formed a new entity, The Cultured Food Innovation Hub, in Kemptthal near Zurich, to accelerate the development and market penetration of cellular agriculture products.
The case for #climatepositivity
At Givaudan, we believe that positivity creates possibility. That’s why we’re working towards a bold ambition to become climate positive before 2050.
Givaudan launches new Protein Hub at its Zurich Innovation Centre
07 Sep 2021 |
Givaudan today expanded its global protein innovation network with a new Protein Hub at its flagship Zurich Innovation Centre in Kemptthal, Switzerland.
Timeline 1768-2021
From our historic roots in Grasse to the present day, Givaudan’s 250-year journey has been marked by milestones in invention and acquisition, creativity, passion and innovation. Discover fascinating moments from our ongoing odyssey to enrich the world of scents and taste.
2021 Half year investor conference
Our traditional Half Year investor conference on 26 August 2021, held under the heading ‘Delivering Food Experiences through our Nutrition, Health & Sense offering’, was hosted as a hybrid meeting that enabled 20 investors and analysts to attend the meeting in Zurich and a further 80 to participate virtually via a live webcast.
Mindful moments
How we relax, connect and socialise has changed. Now, consumers want to enjoy the best occasions in life more mindfully. That’s why the majority of drinkers now want to reduce their alcohol consumption.
Plant Attitude news and resources
Learn more about Plant Attitude by exploring the latest plant-based news and innovations or browsing our resources.
Our Plant Attitude ecosystem for innovation
Staying one step ahead of the plant-based protein movement requires a mix of technology and teamwork. That’s why our ecosystem is built on a strong, interconnected community of innovators.
Our Plant Attitude network
From San Francisco to Singapore, Givaudan’s growing network of protein innovation spaces offers our customers a world of opportunities.
Our Plant Attitude portfolio
Specifically designed for plant-based products, our holistic and constantly expanding portfolio of ingredients and solutions delivers on taste, functionality, health and nutrition.
Givaudan further expands fragrance production capabilities in Pedro Escobedo, Mexico
19 Aug 2021 |
Givaudan Fragrance & Beauty today announced a CHF 75 million investment in a new extension to its Pedro Escobedo (Mexico) production facility to further support its growth in Latin America across customer segments.
This glossary is a collection of business terms and definitions to help you understand the key usage of the terms for Givaudan.
Stories from past to present
Discover the multi-faceted stories that trace our proud heritage of creating taste and scent experiences over the past 250 years. From the origins of aromatics to the latest innovations in flavours and fragrances, our stories link our past to the present and inspire us to imagine what’s next.
Our business model
Our value creation process shows how Givaudan draws on its various resources, called capital inputs, and translate them into outcomes - the internal and external consequences of our business activities that impact the Company and its stakeholders.
A Plant Attitude for body, mind and planet
Plant Attitude is our global approach to the alternative protein movement across all categories: plant-based meat, plant-based fish and seafood, and plant-based dairy alternatives.
Givaudan signs joint venture with India’s Privi Speciality Chemicals Limited
29 Jul 2021 |
Givaudan has signed a joint venture agreement with Privi Speciality Chemicals Limited, India, to strengthen production capabilities for its global speciality fragrance ingredients.
Your recruitment journey with us
We look for the best talent so our hiring process is structured to ensure we provide you a clear picture of every step.
Givaudan invests in series A fundraising for Next Beauty China
28 Jul 2021 |
Givaudan announces that it has invested in the series A funding round of Next Beauty, a leading incubator for emerging fragrance & beauty brands looking to grow in China.
Innovating with nature
Givaudan has created two fragrance technologies that capture the energy of our planet’s blue and green spaces. Phytogaia™ and Thalassogaia™ are designed to revitalise our bond with nature through our most primal sense: smell.
Givaudan draws inspiration from nature with Phytogaia™ and Thalassogaia™
27 Jul 2021 |
Givaudan is delighted to unveil two new innovative fragrance technologies, Phytogaia™ and Thalassogaia™, which are inspired by nature allowing perfumers to bring the natural benefits of forests and the ocean into perfumes.
HyCool project to reduce GHG emissions on track
Check out what our plant engineer tells us about the innovative HyCool technology project advances to reduce GHG emissions at our Sant Celoni site in Spain.
The story of our climate positive journey
2021 Half year results
22 Jul 2021 |
Givaudan Group sales for the first six months of the year were CHF 3,373 million, an increase of 7.9% on a like-for-like basis and 4.7% in Swiss francs.
Frequently asked questions
On this page you will find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions for general aspects of the company, careers and investors topics.
Fire up the flavour with authentically fire-roasted and kettle-cooked purees
Elevate your savoury sauces, dressings and more with the exceptional, authentic flavour of fire-roasted and kettle-cooked purees.
Givaudan Active Beauty unveils Zanthalene®
12 Jul 2021 |
Givaudan Active Beauty presents Zanthalene®, a scalable natural active ingredient crafted by green fractionation with botox-like efficacy and skin sensitivity modulation benefits.
Sensilift: My natural botox-like cream
This highly natural well-ageing cream is the perfect formulation to target tired skin, aiming for a refreshed look and an immediately visible effect.

Givaudan strengthens e-commerce presence in China with partnership
09 Jul 2021 |
Givaudan, the global leader in fragrance and beauty has strengthened its e-commerce offering in China through the opening of its flagship business-to-business (B2B) store on China’s leading wholesale website,
Givaudan acquires 25% of b.kolormakeup & skincare’s shares
01 Jul 2021 |
Givaudan announces that it has acquired 25% of b.kolormakeup & skincare’s shares, an innovative Italian company specialised in developing and producing end to end products in make-up and skin care for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and luxury customers.
Infusing food and beverage with natural benefits
With Wellness Essentials, we help you create an unforgettable food or beverage experience combining sought-after benefits and authentic taste.
Creating tomorrow’s natural mind and energy solutions
With a wide offer of natural, responsibly sourced botanical ingredients, Givaudan’s mind and energy platform is designed to address a broad range of consumer needs.
World’s first toxicology testing strategy without animal testing adopted by OECD
29 Jun 2021 |
The world’s first toxicology testing strategy without animal testing has been approved by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). The testing strategy consists of three so-called alternative methods. They can be used to predict whether a substance causes allergic reactions in the skin.
Green fractionation
Givaudan Active Beauty is able to create authentically 'green' actives that can be used to meet a growing demand from beauty consumers for products formulated with naturally sourced ingredients.
Interview with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
WBCSD (The World Business Council for Sustainable Development) was founded 25 years ago with a mission to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. WBCSD is proud to bring together almost 200 forward-thinking global companies committed to advance the global sustainability agenda.
Givaudan Flavour Ingredients: GFI
Givaudan Flavour Ingredients (GFI) brings together Givaudan’s highest quality ingredients and the best of Ungerer and Naturex, which are now both part of Givaudan. Givaudan Flavour Ingredients (GFI) brings together Givaudan’s highest quality ingredients and the best of Ungerer and Naturex, which are now both part of Givaudan. Powered by a team of global sales, marketing and innovation specialists, GFI enables you to put our accumulated knowledge and quality to work in your products.
Natural, clean-label vanilla for a superior taste experience
Using proprietary technology, we have developed a new source for vanillin that uses sucrose to produce a more natural solution. This solution offers the same properties as the EU standard for natural vanillin, which is produced from rice.
Givaudan’s Calice Becker receives prestigious Lifetime Achievement Perfumer Award from The Fragrance Foundation (TFF)
11 Jun 2021 |
Givaudan is delighted to announce that Calice Becker, Vice President Perfumer and Director of the Givaudan Perfumery School, is the recipient of the 2021 Fragrance Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Perfumer Award for her celebrated career and visionary leadership in advancing the art of perfumery.
Biotechnology: making innovative ingredients with love for nature
People have been using natural processes such as fermentation for thousands of years for example in food and wine, and now biotechnology is helping to steer the fragrance industry towards a more sustainable future. Givaudan is at the forefront of this transformation, leveraging biological techniques to produce innovative ingredients.
Functional beverages for a changing consumer
Watch our webinar and discover the key elements to consider when designing a successful functional beverage, to reduce the guesswork and time to market.
Givaudan leads fine fragrance digital innovation through first-of-its-kind partnership with Tmall in China
03 Jun 2021 |
Givaudan, the global leader in fragrance creation, has entered into an industry-first partnership with Tmall, the Alibaba group's open business-to-consumer (B2C) platform, to launch the T-Lab source innovation laboratory and capture digital opportunities for fragrance creation in China.
Givaudan COVID-19 Communities Fund to support severely impacted countries
26 May 2021 |
Givaudan announced today that it will provide additional targeted support to countries most severely affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in 2021 through its COVID-19 Communities Fund.
Givaudan joins Together for Sustainability (TfS)
20 May 2021 |
Givaudan has joined Together for Sustainability (TfS); a global sector supply chain initiative. Givaudan joins the organisation’s 30 existing members who include BASF, Henkel, and Sanofi.
Colouring the future of food, naturally – news and insights
With over 30 years of experience in the plant world, our experts support you every step of the way in creating the perfect, authentic natural colour solution for meeting all your needs and challenges.
Givaudan launches ‘Touch Again’, an experiential fine fragrance showcase in Shanghai
11 May 2021 |
Givaudan launches ‘Touch Again’ to highlight the transformative power of scent in uplifting the human spirit through four themes, addressing the uncertainty, loneliness and lack of human touch that has resulted from the pandemic.
Employees find solution to reduce high water usage
Over a period of two years, a team of engineers, operators and quality specialists managed to reduce Makó’s annual water consumption by an amount equivalent to 26 Olympic-sized swimming pools: from 345,000 cubic metres in 2014 to 280,000 in 2016.
Heavy rains inspire water collection project
Givaudan Cuernavaca is committed to reducing water consumption at the plant. Taking advantage of the rainy season, we will capture as much rainwater as possible to reduce our consumption of the sub-soil supply.
Enhancing the fragrance experience with Givaudan’s innovative Bloomful™ platform
07 May 2021 |
By combining our perfumers’ understanding of bloom with an array of scientific analysis, Bloomful™ makes it easier to define and measure this fascinating concept, which can add an appealing new olfactive dimension to many consumer products.
AI-enabled digital tools for consumer understanding and product development
Our digital tools translate consumer insights into actionable data to create food and beverage products. The result? Speedier product development and a higher chance of commercial success.
Meeting consumer demand for Kitchen Ingredients
Consumers want natural, recognisable ingredients that are fairly sourced, sustainable and delicious. Our TasteCollections Kitchen Ingredients offers the best of all worlds: great taste and short labels.
Securing the supply of precious natural ingredients
Just as we engage the senses with our creations, we build close relationships with local producers around the world and work in partnership to secure the long-term future of the crops and raw materials on which we all depend.
Communities supported with the Givaudan Foundation
The Givaudan Foundation supports the local communities who produce the raw materials that we rely on, and which make an important contribution to our business, as well as the communities where our employees work.
Making fragrances go further with the Bloomful™ platform
Through our new Bloomful™ platform, we are combining our perfumers’ deep knowledge of bloom - an intense burst of fragrance that slowly fills the room - with detailed scientific analysis enabling us to take a more structured approach to this mysterious and desirable concept.
Haiti: Sourcing vetiver at its roots
The most exquisite vetiver in the world is grown on the island of Haiti, a challenging environment where Givaudan works to safeguard supply of the ingredient and to support the island’s producer communities by ‘thinking and acting local’.
Madagascar: Committing to develop a stable supply of vanilla
As a natural ingredient, vanilla plays a starring role in many of our inspirational flavours and fragrances. We team up in Madagascar for a stable supply of vanilla that is always in high demand among our customers.
Venezuela: Forest conservation to secure the future of tonka
Venezuela is the source of the world’s finest tonka beans, which grow wild in the forests. Givaudan partners with Conservation International to support the harvesting communities and secure the future of tonka.
Indonesia: Securing a sustainable patchouli oil supply
Givaudan has invested in a collection network and in improving the livelihoods of hundreds of individual smallholder producers on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi since 2013 to secure a sustainable supply of patchouli.
China: New partnership secures sustainable litsea supply
Our local partnership further secures our litsea seeds supply and improves the production’s sustainability of associated products.
France: A two-fold approach helps secure healthy, fresh lavender
Givaudan has partnered with France Lavande and CRIEPPAM to develop a close sourcing relationship with producers and to tackle the impact of insect-borne diseases respectively.
Brazil: Cultivating a bright future for guarana
Guarana has long been cultivated by family farmers in its natural home of the Amazon basin and in other parts of Brazil. The extract of this beautiful fruit is an important component in many of our flavour creations, and we are committed to supporting producers and ensuring its preservation.
Egypt: Improvements in site management practices benefit employees and the environment in geranium sourcing
Our longstanding partner Fridal, a leading supplier of geranium oil in Egypt, has adopted an improved sourcing approach after taking part in our Responsible Sourcing programme.
Madagascar: On the clove leaf trail
Our local presence in Madagascar helps us to secure a stable supply and to increase transparency while mitigating environmental impact with the help of The Givaudan Foundation.
Spain: Transforming traditions for the future
In Andalusia, Spain, traditional methods of processing the fragrant cistus labdanum gum were out-dated and not optimised for local workers and the environment. Something had to be done.
India: Partnering with farmers to produce aromatic chillies
Givaudan has formed a partnership with a local chilli supplier to support producers in southern India in their struggles against issues from varying climate and soil conditions.
Italy: Responsibly sourcing bergamot from Calabria
The sour citrus fruit whose aromatic skin delivers its essential oil comes almost exclusively from Calabria, southern Italy, where Givaudan is working with local producers to ensure responsible sourcing of this natural ingredient.
Transparency across supply chains with Sourcing4Good
Reflecting our ambition to become B Corp certified and our desire to source all materials and services in a way that protects people and the environment by 2030, we have strengthened and expanded our responsible sourcing programme into an umbrella programme called Sourcing4Good.
An inclusive, diverse company
We are a global company which is proud to operate in myriad different societies and cultures. Our workforce should reflect that, hence our strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
A career – based on learning – that flourishes
From recent graduates to senior professionals, everyone at Givaudan benefits from a variety of learning and development programmes throughout their entire career.
Nurturing a safe and healthy workplace
Ensuring the safety, health and wellbeing of everyone at Givaudan is something we take very seriously. From the day our employees start working for us we want them to feel well looked after.
What you need to know about the 2022 EU organic regulations
The EU has strict rules on what can and cannot be labelled as ‘organic’, and in January 2022, these rules will change.
Givaudan and the SDGs
We strongly believe that working together is key to achieving a more sustainable society. We also believe that it’s important to look beyond our own business and see the ‘bigger picture’ when it comes to sustainability.
Partnerships and initiatives
We strongly believe that working together is key to achieving a more sustainable society. We also believe that it’s important to look beyond our own business and see the ‘bigger picture’ when it comes to sustainability.
As our business grows, we must continue to act as a force for good in the world, working closely with our customers to meet their needs for more sustainable solutions and products, against the backdrop of a growing demand from society.
Sites’ shuttle buses go green to tackle emissions
An employee-led initiative to switch from diesel to electric shuttle buses at sites in China is already helping us reduce GHG emissions and improving awareness of environmental protection, especially in terms of haze and atmospheric particulate matter.
Solar heat for cool innovation
By maximising the use of renewable energy through made-in-Europe innovation, HyCool’s objective is to minimise emissions of greenhouses gases.
​The Journal of Nutrition publishes clinical results confirming TurmiPure Gold® delivers superior curcuminoids bioavailability at a low dose
28 Apr 2021 |
Newly published randomised crossover study in healthy adults compares the efficacy of five turmeric formulas at their recommended daily dose, with TurmiPure Gold® demonstrating bioequivalence at a low dose for the first time.
Embrace the Plant Attitude Revolution
Check out our recent presentation at the Dairy Innovation Summit 2021 to learn more about European consumer preferences and how together we can co-create delicious, nutritious plant-based dairy experiences.
Givaudan and Bühler open Protein Innovation Centre in Singapore
26 Apr 2021 |
Givaudan, a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, and Bühler, global leader for food processing solutions, today jointly announced the official opening of the APAC Protein Innovation Centre.
Givaudan introduces Sourcing4Good programme
22 Apr 2021 |
To mark Earth Day 2021, Givaudan has today unveiled its Sourcing4Good programme, opening a new chapter in its responsible sourcing approach.
By responding to the needs within communities and using our business expertise as a force for good, we can improve lives through projects that support everything from health and education to enhancing environmental and agricultural practices.
Our purpose is about envisioning a better future together, meaning that we can only achieve our goals through a common sense of unity. The fact that people is the first ‘p’ of ‘people, planet and profit’ shows the importance of an inclusive and balanced organisation to our purpose, sustainability and B Corp ambitions.
Steps being taken with new in vitro method for bioaccumulation assessment
With our latest bioaccumulation testing approved by the OECD in 2018, we are leading the fragrance industry with new non-animal testing alternatives for bioaccumulation assessment.
Upcycled vetiver roots deliver sustainable beauty ingredients
Vetivyne™ isn’t just a new cosmetic ingredient offering powerful beauty benefits – it is an exemplary model of our sustainability approach that builds synergies between Fragrances and Active Beauty.
Microbiome research leads to innovations in cosmetics and skincare
As a leader in the study of the microbiome, we continually invest in relevant research capabilities, allowing for the discovery of several unique active ingredients, which yield impressive skin benefits and represent exciting possibilities in the field of personalised skincare.
Newest odour neutralising technology
Givaudan has launched NeutraZap™, a fragrance design solution, which is highly effective at combatting malodour and restoring self-confidence and wellbeing.
Active cosmetic ingredient to counter hair ageing
Our skin experts have designed Darkenyl™, a product which counteracts the biological process of greying hair.
Encouraging dietary shifts with convincing meat substitutes
A patent for flavour modifiers for meat substitute products takes us closer to creating a piece of meat made entirely out of vegetable products, but indistinguishable from the real thing in every respect: flavour, texture, colour, how it cooks…
Innovation to win the battle for sustainable citrus
Citrus: Hurricanes, crops decimated by freezes and prone to disease, citrus fruits are under constant threat. Our SunThesis® technology helps meet increased consumer demand in the context of a declining and volatile natural supply.
Blending performance with sustainability
At Givaudan we go beyond great taste to create food experiences that do good and feel good, for body, mind and planet. Two of our key focus areas are naturalness and health.
Going beyond great taste
At Givaudan we go beyond great taste to create food experiences that do good and feel good, for body, mind and planet. Two of our key focus areas are naturalness and health.
A heritage of action leading the way to for a sustainable tomorrow
Givaudan has always explored new ways to create, collaborate and innovate sustainably. Then and now, the results of this culture are what enable our customers to differentiate themselves in the marketplace.
Our goal is for more people to enjoy happier, healthier lives through our creations. We know that we can only achieve this by developing new solutions in response to our customers’ – and their customers’ – insights and requirements.
Actively promoting biodiversity
We take our responsibility to preserve biodiversity extremely seriously. SDG 15 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals implores us to ‘protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss’.
Responsibly managing the waste we produce
We reduce the amount we create as a by-product of our processes, we reuse where possible, we recycle in an effort to avoid disposal via landfill or incineration and where waste is incinerated, we recapture the energy.
Committed to using water efficiently
We take our responsibility to preserve water extremely seriously: we are committed to using water efficiently and limiting the environmental impact of our consumption and discharge of it – and we expect suppliers to do the same.
Sustainable ingredients in the heart of nature with Blossom Lab™
Imagine creating a new perfumery ingredient using freshly picked naturals and cutting-edge technology, surrounded by the sights, sounds and scents of nature. Blossom Lab™, our one-of-a-kind new mobile laboratory, makes this immersive experience possible for the first time ever.
Givaudan completes the acquisition of Myrissi
14 Apr 2021 |
As part of its long term strategy to expand its capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI), Givaudan today announced that it has closed the acquisition of Myrissi.
2021 Annual investor conference
Givaudan’s 2021 Annual Investor Conference was held on 13 April as a virtual webcast event. Over 100 analysts participated to hear of the Company’s commitment to Growth, with Purpose and how our purpose and 2025 strategy encapsulate our approach to ESG.
2021 First quarter sales
13 Apr 2021 |
In the first three months of 2021 Givaudan recorded sales of CHF 1,674 million, an increase of 7.7% on a like-for-like basis and 3.4% in Swiss francs.
Replacing single-use plastics by 2030
Taking positive action against climate change
Our nature goals are backed by bold ambitions, and our aim to become climate positive before 2050 is one of our boldest.
Our aim is to be a business that actively benefits the environment, and our B Corp certification will offer independent verification that we are living up to this goal.
Givaudan introduces perfumery’s first ‘Blossom Lab™’ to design the future of Naturals at Origin
07 Apr 2021 |
Givaudan is breaking new ground in nature-conscious fragrance creation with the introduction of its Blossom Lab™. It is designed from repurposed shipping containers in Grasse, France and will be able to travel by truck or boat for immersive research at the heart of nature's most precious sites around the world.

Givaudan Active Beauty tackles oily skin issues and outperforms retinoic acid with Mangixyl™
06 Apr 2021 |
Givaudan Active Beauty is proud to launch Mangixyl™, a powerful microbiome-friendly cosmetic ingredient with proven efficacy targeting oily skin through sebum regulation.
Mangixyl™, a sustainable and inclusive cosmetic innovation
Introducing Mangixyl™, a unique cosmetic ingredient with a unique story. Crafted from responsibly sourced mango leaves, this inclusive and microbiome-friendly innovation is good for skin, good for people and good for the planet.
Consumer and sensory insights (CSI) for plant-based food experiences
Consumer needs and desires are changing faster than ever, particularly in the plant-based arena. To succeed in this highly competitive space, you need to know exactly what’s on consumers’ wish lists.
Givaudan joins WBCSD and 40 member companies to launch Vision 2050: Time to Transform
25 Mar 2021 |
Givaudan has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and more than 40 of its members including Unilever, Nestlé and Natura, to launch “Vision 2050: Time to Transform”.
2021 Annual General Meeting
25 Mar 2021 |
The Annual General Meeting of Givaudan SA took place on 25 March 2021. Shareholders provided their voting instructions to the independent voting rights representatives in writing or through a secured online platform.
Site visits
As our guest we want to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible.
Givaudan launches the Aroma Kiosk
24 Mar 2021 |
Givaudan Taste & Wellbeing has announced the launch of the Aroma Kiosk, a ground-breaking new digital sensory insights tool, which is designed to connect with consumers in dynamic environments such as grocery and department stores, universities and shopping malls to gather valuable consumer insights and recommend products in real time.
S3D® Womango: The all-complexion skin mattifier
This light daily cream is the efficient solution to tackle the overproduction of skin sebum thanks to its 3 levels of action: immediate / 24-hour / long-term.
Eau de Radiance: A glow veil to regenerate your skin
Only a few drops of this liquid care pats over the face before serum application will rejuvenate and illuminate the skin tone to offer a total moment of radiance.
Givaudan Active Beauty unveils Chronoglow™
17 Mar 2021 |
Givaudan Active Beauty presents Chronoglow™, an active ingredient crafted by green fractionation and empowered by artificial intelligence (AI) able to mimic botanical epigenetic mechanisms for skin care benefits.
Givaudan launches its Naturality Index™ to support nature conscious fragrance creation
15 Mar 2021 |
Givaudan is accelerating its journey towards nature-conscious creations with the launch of its Naturality Index™ and in line with the Company’s purpose goal to “show our love for nature in everything we do”.
Discover consumer preferences for wellness benefits
Watch our webinar to learn more about how to identify consumer preference for wellness benefits in specific food and beverage categories and learn how to apply these insights to determine the ideal combinations of beverages, ingredients and benefits to create functional products that will win in the North American market.
Givaudan reorganises its Taste & Wellbeing product portfolio around Food Experience spaces
10 Mar 2021 |
Givaudan Taste & Wellbeing has announced it has strategically realigned its portfolio to better reflect how, through its expanded product offering and capabilities, it supports customers to deliver future facing food experiences that consumers value.
Vanilla is anything but plain
Our vanilla portfolio ranges from origin-specific vanilla to natural solutions to replace ethylvanillin in your products. It also includes customised extracts (in liquid form, concentrates or powders) and natural vanilla flavours (from organic beans, fairly traded, kosher, halal and non-GMO solutions).
A centre of citrus excellence in Brazil
On the streets of India, in search of refreshing moments
Bella Agrumi: Discovering the best of Italian citrus in Tuscany
Natural citrus flavours to excite the senses
Givaudan’s objective is to help ensure its sustainable availability for a global market that constantly seeks new ways to enjoy citrus.
News and events
Hear about our latest news.
Givaudan launches groundbreaking consumer segmentation tool in North America focused on flavor
04 Mar 2021 |
Givaudan Taste & Wellbeing has partnered with leading market intelligence firm Bellomy to launch FlavorFinders™, a unique research-backed, patent pending segmentation tool that will evolve the way flavor strategy is built, for the North America market.
Let nature colour your imagination with Sense Colour
At Givaudan, we are constantly inspired by nature’s palette of vibrant hues. By adding a pinch of imagination, our Sense Colour range transforms natural colours into a multitude of creative, clean label solutions.
Naturally delivering superior mouthfeel with Sense Texture
Soft, smooth, creamy, foamy, chewy, crunchy. How do you like yours? Great taste is essential – but it isn’t everything. The right texture is equally important to guarantee a full 360° enjoyable eating and drinking experience.
Givaudan Active Beauty presents Omegablue®, an upcycled ingredient dedicated to skin repair
02 Mar 2021 |
Givaudan Active Beauty launches Omegablue®, a cosmetic ingredient created from upcycled wild bilberries used for advanced skin repair. A plant that grows in Central and Northern Europe, we’ve upcycled the seeds to craft a natural ingredient to revert skin dryness, irritation, and desquamation caused by lipid barrier damage.
Givaudan cooks up a storm with culinary grill type flavours
Drawing on global culinary influences and our innovative expertise, our range offers unique ingredients to create all kinds of tasty products, including sauces, ready meals, processed meat and snacks.
Capturing the essence of the sea
With the acquisition of Activ International, Givaudan has strenghten its capabilities in marine extracts and seafood flavours.
Finding smarter ways to understand what consumers want
Consumers are at the heart of our flavours business. So consumer trends, both local and regional, need to be identified, defined, and underpinned by research. In the pursuit of fully understanding consumer desires, Givaudan has developed different approaches to delivering quantitative and qualitative research, aided by our own advanced SmartTools technologies.
Creating the tastes of tomorrow with FlavourVision®
“The best way to predict the future is to create it,” said Peter Drucker, world renowned business strategist. He may well have been speaking of the shifting patterns in taste and flavour preferences. Givaudan’s FlavourVision® is a future-focused programme that connects global markets with consumers, helping our customers to stay ahead of the game, transforming trends into flavours.
Indulgence meets healthy eating in our sweet goods solutions
From mouth-watering candy to beautifully baked cakes, sweet goods look, smell and taste exquisite.
Dairy to be different
Dairy is a traditional category, largely dictated by local consumer preferences. That plays to our strengths as a worldwide company, embedded in national cultures. The segment is opening up however, and Givaudan is bringing global knowledge and technology to bear in innovative ways, giving consumers diverse taste experiences designed to resonate at a local level.
Alternative protein snacks on the rise in APAC
Access expert insights on consumer trends, flavours, taste and wellbeing that are fuelling the rise of healthier, more sustainable alternative protein snack options.
How snacks are taking on a dynamic new twist
From nachos to nuts, when we think of having a snack, there’s often the dilemma of choosing between ‘healthy’ and ‘indulgent’. But, consumers no longer need to make that choice: it’s possible to have both.
Meeting the challenge of healthier savoury choices, rich in taste
Givaudan’s savoury experts are solely focused on bringing superior taste experiences to packaged foods and snacks, from plant-based burgers to chips, opening waves of opportunities to our customers, helping them to meet consumer needs and demands.
Discover consumer preferences for wellness benefits
Watch our webinar to learn more about how to identify consumer preference for wellness benefits in specific food and beverage categories and learn how to apply these insights to determine the ideal combinations of beverages, ingredients and benefits to create functional products that will win in the North American market.
Creating delicious, healthy beverages
Functional healthy beverages are one of the biggest consumer trends. With our extended capabilities, including wellness, taste and natural colours, Givaudan takes healthy, clean-label beverages to the next level.
Making a splash with brilliant beverages
Whether it’s a relaxing cup of tea, an invigorating wake-me-up coffee, or a refreshing citrus drink, the best beverages offer a multi-sensory experience that goes far beyond hydration.
Explore our solutions by segment
From the first cup of coffee in the morning to the last sip of cocoa at night – and every meal, snack or drink in between – our solutions add magic to everyday moments.
Integrated Solutions
Integrated Solutions are combinations of taste, sense, nutrition and/or health ingredients and technologies that, when brought together, bring more value than using the individual ingredients and technologies on their own.
Documents (12)
2021 GRI Sustainability Report
28 Jan 2022 |

This sustainability report documents our corporate social responsibility actions and results in 2021 using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to report on our non-financial and sustainability-related performance through the ESG lense.

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2021 Integrated Annual Report
28 Jan 2022 |

This integrated report presents Givaudan’s economic, environmental and social performance in 2021, reporting our sustainable value creation for all our stakeholders.

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2021 Governance, Compensation and Financial Report
28 Jan 2022 |

This report offers full details of our governance and compensation policies and a detailed look at our financial results.

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2021 Investor Presentation
28 Jan 2022 |

Presentation for the Investor Conference Call on our Full Year Results of Friday 28 January 2022.

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2021 Financial Summary
28 Jan 2022 |

A financial summary of our 2021 Full year results.

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Quest UK Pension Plan Implementation Statement
17 Jan 2022 |

This Statement is prepared by the Trustees of the Quest UK Pension Scheme to outline how they have ensured that the policies and objectives set out in their Statement of Investment Principles (“SIP”) have been adhered to over the course of each Scheme year. This is the first Implementation Statement the Trustees have prepared and covers the year ended 31 March 2021.

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Givaudan Water Policy
23 Dec 2021 |

Our Givaudan Water Policy emphasises our commitment to water stewardship. As an industry leader with 250 years of heritage, we take our responsibility seriously and strive to drive a positive impact in watersheds where we source and operate. The policy therefore focuses on where and what matters most. 

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2021 Half Year Report
22 Jul 2021 |

Givaudan’s Half Year Report for 2021. Good business momentum - Strong Financial performance. Givaudan Group sales for the first six months of the year were CHF 3,373 million, an increase of 7.9% on a like-for-like basis and 4.7% in Swiss francs.

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2021 Half Year Results Presentation
22 Jul 2021 |

Presentation for the Half Year Results Investor Conference Call on Thursday 22 July 2021.

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Responsible Sourcing Policy
22 Apr 2021 |

Givaudan is committed to sourcing all materials and services in a way that protects people and the environment by 2030. As an industry leader with 250 years of heritage, we work in partnership with producers and suppliers to transform the way we source and create new value to be shared by all.

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2021 Annual Investor Conference Presentation
14 Apr 2021 |

Presentation from the Annual Investor Conference webcast on ESG of Tuesday 13 April 2021.

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2020 UK Pay Gap Report
26 Mar 2021 |

Gender Pay Gap Regulations came into force in the UK in April 2017, requiring all private and voluntary-sector employers with 250 or more employees to publish data on their gender pay gap annually by April. Givaudan UK has published their data on gender pay gap. This report compares the overall company average pay and bonuses for men to the overall company average pay and bonuses for women.

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