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Going boldly into a fragrant future with ‘Star Trek’

Have you ever wondered what it smells like on board the Starship Enterprise?

Going boldly into a fragrant future with ‘Star Trek’

Have you ever wondered what it smells like on board the Starship Enterprise?

Delight: Translating the pleasure of flavours into fragrances

Using the combined knowledge of our expert flavourists and perfumers, we have explored the factors that make flavours so deliciously satisfying, and harnessed these to make our fragrances more intense and irresistible than ever before.

Delight: Translating the pleasure of flavours into fragrances

Using the combined knowledge of our expert flavourists and perfumers, we have explored the factors that make flavours so deliciously satisfying, and harnessed these to make our fragrances more intense and irresistible than ever before.

Immerse yourself in the magical world of perfume creation

Givaudan will be making a splash at Somerset House in London this summer as part of an extraordinary new exhibition: ‘Perfume: A sensory journey through contemporary scent’.

Immerse yourself in the magical world of perfume creation

Givaudan will be making a splash at Somerset House in London this summer as part of an extraordinary new exhibition: ‘Perfume: A sensory journey through contemporary scent’.

Fashion, design, and perfume: a beautiful accord

Givaudan and the Condé Nast Center of Fashion & Design in Shanghai have launched ‘Universe of Perfume’, a course designed to demystify the world of fragrance. This is the first class of its kind bringing together creative minds from different spheres of the same artistic universe.

Fashion, design, and perfume: a beautiful accord

Givaudan and the Condé Nast Center of Fashion & Design in Shanghai have launched ‘Universe of Perfume’, a course designed to demystify the world of fragrance. This is the first class of its kind bringing together creative minds from different spheres of the same artistic universe.

More for Singapore

When Givaudan first opened its dedicated facility in northern Singapore in 1995, in an underdeveloped area known as ‘Woodlands’, the futuristic site was described as resembling ‘an alien spaceship that had landed in no man’s land’.

More for Singapore

When Givaudan first opened its dedicated facility in northern Singapore in 1995, in an underdeveloped area known as ‘Woodlands’, the futuristic site was described as resembling ‘an alien spaceship that had landed in no man’s land’.

Responsible sourcing: A progress report

Making progress with our partners in responsible sourcing.

Responsible sourcing: A progress report

Making progress with our partners in responsible sourcing.

Perceptions of ‘natural’

‘Natural’ means different things to different people. Givaudan’s Consumer Sensory Insights team set out to learn what it means in flavours – and for sustainability.

Perceptions of ‘natural’

‘Natural’ means different things to different people. Givaudan’s Consumer Sensory Insights team set out to learn what it means in flavours – and for sustainability.

Cultivating a sense of leadership

Partnering with employees to grow the leaders of tomorrow.

Cultivating a sense of leadership

Partnering with employees to grow the leaders of tomorrow.

Making Latin America a healthier place to eat, drink and live

A recent symposium held in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico is the third of its kind, helping our customers to align with government policies in the region to bring about healthier lifestyles.

Making Latin America a healthier place to eat, drink and live

A recent symposium held in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico is the third of its kind, helping our customers to align with government policies in the region to bring about healthier lifestyles.

Once-in-a decade Super Bloom

Wild and wonderful floral phenomenon inspires epic field trip into the California desert.

Once-in-a decade Super Bloom

Wild and wonderful floral phenomenon inspires epic field trip into the California desert.

Celebrating 70 years: Givaudan’s Perfumery School has the formula for remaining inspired and inventive

Image Almost every morning for seventy years, a handful of students in a school outside Paris have started the day with a rigorous assessment. The eight dedicated students at Givaudan’s Perfumery School all attempt the Jean Carles test each day: to sniff a whiff of a single ingredient and  train

Celebrating 70 years: Givaudan’s Perfumery School has the formula for remaining inspired and inventive

Image Almost every morning for seventy years, a handful of students in a school outside Paris have started the day with a rigorous assessment. The eight dedicated students at Givaudan’s Perfumery School all attempt the Jean Carles test each day: to sniff a whiff of a single ingredient and  train

Eco-efficiency: On target for 2020

How does Givaudan operate to achieve its eco-efficiency objectives? Around the world, our operational experts are putting their heads together.

Eco-efficiency: On target for 2020

How does Givaudan operate to achieve its eco-efficiency objectives? Around the world, our operational experts are putting their heads together.

Coming full circle

How a circular economy model in northeast France is sustainably transforming the way we produce active cosmetic ingredients.

Coming full circle

How a circular economy model in northeast France is sustainably transforming the way we produce active cosmetic ingredients.

Full steam ahead

Reducing our carbon footprint in Mexico: Givaudan’s Pedro Escobedo site has significantly cut carbon emissions by switching from fuel oil to natural gas, and is set to generate its own electricity and steam with cogeneration.

Full steam ahead

Reducing our carbon footprint in Mexico: Givaudan’s Pedro Escobedo site has significantly cut carbon emissions by switching from fuel oil to natural gas, and is set to generate its own electricity and steam with cogeneration.

Going green in India

Givaudan’s Green Teams bring passion and enthusiasm to achieve our eco-efficiency targets all over the world, and India is a recent example.

Going green in India

Givaudan’s Green Teams bring passion and enthusiasm to achieve our eco-efficiency targets all over the world, and India is a recent example.

Making every drop count

How to produce the same high-quality ingredients for flavours and fragrances while using less water? A look at some of the innovative ways our sites are making every drop count.

Making every drop count

How to produce the same high-quality ingredients for flavours and fragrances while using less water? A look at some of the innovative ways our sites are making every drop count.

The protein revolution

After water, protein is the most important macro-nutrient on earth for human existence and health. Givaudan is now applying its holistic expertise, and partnering with external experts in this field, to create delicious high protein products that may just change the future food landscape.

The protein revolution

After water, protein is the most important macro-nutrient on earth for human existence and health. Givaudan is now applying its holistic expertise, and partnering with external experts in this field, to create delicious high protein products that may just change the future food landscape.

Tougher regulations: obligation or opportunity?

An ever-changing regulatory landscape is driving manufacturers to use more environmentally friendly ingredients, by way of changing materials or formulations. The challenge is how to react quickly to these new legislations and how to design replacements – whilst maintaining business as usual for customers.

Tougher regulations: obligation or opportunity?

An ever-changing regulatory landscape is driving manufacturers to use more environmentally friendly ingredients, by way of changing materials or formulations. The challenge is how to react quickly to these new legislations and how to design replacements – whilst maintaining business as usual for customers.

Early testing for a superior innovation pipeline

Thanks to innovative research, Givaudan has developed early stage testing methods that bring high quality molecules faster to market, reduce reliance on animal testing, and lessen impacts to the environment.

Early testing for a superior innovation pipeline

Thanks to innovative research, Givaudan has developed early stage testing methods that bring high quality molecules faster to market, reduce reliance on animal testing, and lessen impacts to the environment.

Green chemistry in action

In recent years, the principles of green chemistry, and in particular the emerging field of bioscience research, have been actively applied as a key approach to sustainable innovation at Givaudan.

Green chemistry in action

In recent years, the principles of green chemistry, and in particular the emerging field of bioscience research, have been actively applied as a key approach to sustainable innovation at Givaudan.

Adventure and exploration around the globe

From the 1700s, when tall ships carried perfumes and oils across the oceans, to the 1930s and 40s, when famed researcher Ernest Guenther travelled the world in search of the best sources of essential oils, adventure and exploration has been deep in Givaudan’s roots.

Adventure and exploration around the globe

From the 1700s, when tall ships carried perfumes and oils across the oceans, to the 1930s and 40s, when famed researcher Ernest Guenther travelled the world in search of the best sources of essential oils, adventure and exploration has been deep in Givaudan’s roots.

Making a positive difference by renewed eco-efficiency commitments

We have been tackling our eco-efficiency targets to limit the impact of our activities on the environment for some time, and now we are setting more ambitious goals for 2020.

Making a positive difference by renewed eco-efficiency commitments

We have been tackling our eco-efficiency targets to limit the impact of our activities on the environment for some time, and now we are setting more ambitious goals for 2020.

Staying beautiful longer: Building our ACI business

Our cutting-edge range of active cosmetic ingredients is the beauty of science, inspiring well-being.

Staying beautiful longer: Building our ACI business

Our cutting-edge range of active cosmetic ingredients is the beauty of science, inspiring well-being.

A love affair with citrus: An inspiring consumer trend

Consumers love citrus. From oranges and lemons to grapefruit and limes, citrus is used every day in juices, fizzy drinks, tea and cooking. It is truly a global flavour favourite.

A love affair with citrus: An inspiring consumer trend

Consumers love citrus. From oranges and lemons to grapefruit and limes, citrus is used every day in juices, fizzy drinks, tea and cooking. It is truly a global flavour favourite.

Mapping the regulatory landscape for sourcing

Due to the ever-increasing need for sustainable products, Givaudan is faced with challenges that come with a constantly shifting global regulatory landscape.

Mapping the regulatory landscape for sourcing

Due to the ever-increasing need for sustainable products, Givaudan is faced with challenges that come with a constantly shifting global regulatory landscape.

Madagascar, partnering for sustainable clove leaf oil

Think Madagascar, think a lush tropical island famous for its vibrant and exotic wildlife and flora.

Madagascar, partnering for sustainable clove leaf oil

Think Madagascar, think a lush tropical island famous for its vibrant and exotic wildlife and flora.

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 or the environment. Something had to be done. Read our progress report.

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 or the environment. Something had to be done. Read our progress report.

Fly with us over the fragrant fields of France

Inspired use of stunning new technology now allows us to take you closer than ever before to the source of our passion – our plants.

Fly with us over the fragrant fields of France

Inspired use of stunning new technology now allows us to take you closer than ever before to the source of our passion – our plants.

Opening up the future of flavours in India

In August 2015, Givaudan released details of its 2020 strategy, which under the title ‘Responsible growth. Shared success’, looks to achieve an increased footprint in high growth markets as a key strategic pillar.

Opening up the future of flavours in India

In August 2015, Givaudan released details of its 2020 strategy, which under the title ‘Responsible growth. Shared success’, looks to achieve an increased footprint in high growth markets as a key strategic pillar.

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.

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.

A never-ending passion for citrus

Givaudan Flavour’s TasteTrek® programme is key to exploring citrus. This truly global programme dates back to 2006 when we began working in the University of California’s Citrus Variety Collection. Nearly ten years later, Givaudan’s collaboration with UCR typifies our ongoing commitment to both the University and citrus.

A never-ending passion for citrus

Givaudan Flavour’s TasteTrek® programme is key to exploring citrus. This truly global programme dates back to 2006 when we began working in the University of California’s Citrus Variety Collection. Nearly ten years later, Givaudan’s collaboration with UCR typifies our ongoing commitment to both the University and citrus.

On the road to Paris

In December 2015, 196 countries met in Paris for the latest United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21). Givaudan is proud to be one of over 180 companies committed to this ‘Road to Paris’ initiative.

On the road to Paris

In December 2015, 196 countries met in Paris for the latest United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21). Givaudan is proud to be one of over 180 companies committed to this ‘Road to Paris’ initiative.

A collaborative space for creativity in Asia Pacific

Givaudan’s new creative centre in Singapore was built to get the best out of our creative teams.

A collaborative space for creativity in Asia Pacific

Givaudan’s new creative centre in Singapore was built to get the best out of our creative teams.

Practising the art of flavour

Givaudan Flavours encompasses a world of endeavour to bring a diversity of flavours to consumers seeking rich, innovative taste sensations.

Practising the art of flavour

Givaudan Flavours encompasses a world of endeavour to bring a diversity of flavours to consumers seeking rich, innovative taste sensations.

Driving sustainability to new heights

The logistics of moving products from A to Z is a complex matter, as you would expect, for an international company such as Givaudan.

Driving sustainability to new heights

The logistics of moving products from A to Z is a complex matter, as you would expect, for an international company such as Givaudan.

It’s a matter of fluidity

We all take water for granted: from our morning shower to the refreshing litres we drink every day. Water goes well beyond meeting our personal needs though: it is essential to the smooth running of cities, towns and businesses.

It’s a matter of fluidity

We all take water for granted: from our morning shower to the refreshing litres we drink every day. Water goes well beyond meeting our personal needs though: it is essential to the smooth running of cities, towns and businesses.

Workshopping a new mindset

Change the way you look at things, and everything can be seen differently. Givaudan's Energy Workshops are now making staff see energy usage in a new light.

Workshopping a new mindset

Change the way you look at things, and everything can be seen differently. Givaudan's Energy Workshops are now making staff see energy usage in a new light.

Fashion and fragrance: a creative dialogue that is heaven scent

The artistic festival of Hyères is a bold creative platform for designers and perfumers alike.

Fashion and fragrance: a creative dialogue that is heaven scent

The artistic festival of Hyères is a bold creative platform for designers and perfumers alike.

Healthier choices, rich in possibilities

TasteSolutions® Richness is helping customers to recreate the taste of homemade cooking, in healthier processed dishes.

Healthier choices, rich in possibilities

TasteSolutions® Richness is helping customers to recreate the taste of homemade cooking, in healthier processed dishes.

Cultivating a flourishing future for patchouli

Givaudan has set-up two new patchouli sourcing models, to monitor and collect this essential raw material at source.

Cultivating a flourishing future for patchouli

Givaudan has set-up two new patchouli sourcing models, to monitor and collect this essential raw material at source.

Palm oil: is a sustainable solution on the horizon for palm?

Sourcing palm oil responsibly is an issue that is of the utmost importance to Givaudan, and 2014 saw positive developments on several fronts.

Palm oil: is a sustainable solution on the horizon for palm?

Sourcing palm oil responsibly is an issue that is of the utmost importance to Givaudan, and 2014 saw positive developments on several fronts.

Speaking for suppliers

Givaudan invited to present at key events hosted by AIM-PROGRESS and Unilever.

Speaking for suppliers

Givaudan invited to present at key events hosted by AIM-PROGRESS and Unilever.

Can a face cream save the planet?

From face creams to new fuels, the fascinating world of natural bioscience holds exciting potential for the future.

Can a face cream save the planet?

From face creams to new fuels, the fascinating world of natural bioscience holds exciting potential for the future.

Doing more to impact less

2014 saw another strong set of results against our 2020 eco-efficiency targets.

Doing more to impact less

2014 saw another strong set of results against our 2020 eco-efficiency targets.

Givaudan’s journey through China

China has seen unprecedented change in modern times, as its economy has blossomed to become one of the world’s most dynamic marketplaces. Givaudan is perfectly placed to meet the quick-growing demand of customers and consumers for new taste and flavour experiences.

Givaudan’s journey through China

China has seen unprecedented change in modern times, as its economy has blossomed to become one of the world’s most dynamic marketplaces. Givaudan is perfectly placed to meet the quick-growing demand of customers and consumers for new taste and flavour experiences.

Making the world a healthier place to eat, drink and live

Givaudan is helping to create a healthier world, with the need for less fat, sugar, salt and MSG in our customers’ products.

Making the world a healthier place to eat, drink and live

Givaudan is helping to create a healthier world, with the need for less fat, sugar, salt and MSG in our customers’ products.

Imagine having 4,000 flavours on the tip of your tongue

What does it take to bring the world’s most exciting flavours to our customers?

Imagine having 4,000 flavours on the tip of your tongue

What does it take to bring the world’s most exciting flavours to our customers?

An invitation to find yourself in Selfridges’ Fragrance Lab

Selfridges, London, invited people to enjoy a groundbreaking new way to shop for fragrance as part of its Beauty Project in summer, 2014.

An invitation to find yourself in Selfridges’ Fragrance Lab

Selfridges, London, invited people to enjoy a groundbreaking new way to shop for fragrance as part of its Beauty Project in summer, 2014.

Making scents of a changing world

Brazilians and Mexicans are scent seekers open to a wide range of olfactive experiences. In Russia, designer perfumes continue to be a sign of status, while in China, women wear men’s perfume and men wear women’s. Each of our 4,500 fragrance employees is tuned to what consumers want… and we invite our customers to listen in too.

Making scents of a changing world

Brazilians and Mexicans are scent seekers open to a wide range of olfactive experiences. In Russia, designer perfumes continue to be a sign of status, while in China, women wear men’s perfume and men wear women’s. Each of our 4,500 fragrance employees is tuned to what consumers want… and we invite our customers to listen in too.

Discover the science behind our sense of smell

Uplifted, nostalgic, comforted… our brains are hardwired to translate the different smells that we come across daily, into feelings. That’s because our noses rapidly send signals into several areas of the brain. What two areas are these? Of all the senses, smell is the most directly connected with memory. John, one of Givaudan’s leading neuroscientists, explains how, by understanding the science, perfumes can be designed to soothe or to stimulate.

Discover the science behind our sense of smell

Uplifted, nostalgic, comforted… our brains are hardwired to translate the different smells that we come across daily, into feelings. That’s because our noses rapidly send signals into several areas of the brain. What two areas are these? Of all the senses, smell is the most directly connected with memory. John, one of Givaudan’s leading neuroscientists, explains how, by understanding the science, perfumes can be designed to soothe or to stimulate.