The science behind a fine art
As one of the first pioneers of ‘fragrance chemistry’, Givaudan has been marrying blends of essential oils with synthetic fragrance ingredients since 1902. Our portfolio of patented fragrance specialities has the power to surprise: discover new olfactive directions, drive fragrance performance or consider a more sustainable approach to perfumery.
AIM-PROGRESS: collaboration, compliance, and continuous improvement
AIM-PROGRESS is a global framework for multinationals, mainly fast moving consumer goods companies, which have joined forces in the name of responsible sourcing. For many of these large-scale consumer goods producers, raw materials form the backbone of their business, and these natural resources must be sourced, grown and harvested in a responsible manner along their supply chains.
An engaging approach in Mexico City
Engaging with our customers on sustainability issues brings additional resources to great causes.
No limits to sustainability
Partnering with our customers is mutually beneficial to achieving products with less environmental impact.
Putting sustainability under the microscope
Innovation in flavours and fragrances now goes beyond the aim of simply creating better solutions for our customers – sustainability must also be part of the DNA of any new breakthrough.
ECVAM and OECD adopt Givaudan’s KeratinoSens® assay
For decades, the issue of animal testing on cosmetic products has proven an ethical dilemma for companies and consumers alike: whilst effective testing can ensure safety for products intended for human use, the practice of using sentient creatures for commercial gain has proved divisive and controversial.
Winning the battle for sustainable citrus
Citrus offers consumers a vast choice of hot and cold drink flavour options, and remains the world’s most popular beverages base. From everyday orange, lemon and lime to more exotic citrus fruits such as pomelo, key lime and kumquat, the world loves these fruity favourites as a refreshing way to rehydrate. But how do you address a global market where increase is on the demand, yet myriad issues threaten natural supply? Givaudan has the answer.
Causing a stir with our coffee replacement solutions
Givaudan finds ingredients for our customers that provide the same experience for their consumers, while reducing the impact on our environment. To help relieve some of the pressure on our coffee resources we have developed a solid coffee replacement alternative.
Ethanol gets hung out to dry in Brazil
Reducing the use of expensive and risky materials such as ethanol at Givaudan’s Jaguaré site, in São Paulo, Brazil is just one example of how we are greening operations.
Saying no to landfill in India
Givaudan has reduced recycled waste by 85 tonnes, eliminating the need for landfill and incineration at its facility in Jigani, Bangalore, India.
Energy savings come out of the mist
By using mist instead of high-pressure water systems in our Naarden facility in the Netherlands, we were able to reduce carbon emissions and cut energy costs.
Why gas is cleaner in Mexico
Givaudan’s focus on carbon emissions led us to re-assess the eco-efficiency of a factory in Mexico with excellent results.
Sustainability? Renewable? Biodegradable? Answering customer concerns
Consumers want to know the provenance of their products and our customers want to identify the environmental and social impacts of the products we supply.
Sedex – promoting a platform for responsible suppliers
Within its responsible sourcing commitment, Givaudan strives to ask all its strategic suppliers – whether for synthetics or natural ingredients – to adhere to standards set out by the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, Sedex. Sedex is a data sharing platform and its standards ensure that suppliers address four key responsible sourcing pillars, namely Labour Standards, Business Integrity, Environment and Health & Safety. Sedex members can go on to carry out an audit – the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit, SMETA, as final validation of their commitment.
Speaking for suppliers
In March 2014, Givaudan co-sponsored an AIM-PROGRESS event on responsible sourcing in conjunction with two of the world’s leading fast moving consumer goods companies, Nestlé and Bacardi. As a member of AIM-PROGRESS we were able to collaboratively host this event, using our voice to share the challenges and achievements of suppliers in their responsible sourcing journey.