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A model with multiple benefits for vanilla farmers in Madagascar

Nestlé recognises sustainability projects with its Responsible Sourcing Award. In 2013, Givaudan was the recipient of an award in the Responsible Sourcing Vanilla category for its work in Madagascar.

The value of a virtuous circle

Innovation grows best in environments that are nurtured and developed. The allure of the essential oil ylang ylang inspired Diptyque to create a new scent: a great example of the ‘virtuous circle’ of responsible practices.

Driving change through dialogue

Jürgen, Chief Procurement Officer, discusses a new initiative for cistus labdanum gum extraction in Andalusia that reduces environmental impacts. “A good example of our ability to drive change through supplier dialogue is seen in an initiative brought to life in 2013. One of our European

Bringing taste balance to stevia’s natural sweetness

Helping our customers to develop healthier alternatives that surprise and delight consumers, offers huge opportunities for us in the area of health and wellness. A perfect example of how we’re creating sweetness alternatives can be seen in Givaudan’s achievements with sugar substitute stevia.

Making ready-to-drink teas an even healthier option

Increasing the health benefits of beverages consumed by millions every day, such as ready-to-drink teas, can have a huge impact on global wellness.

Healthier options in Latin America

Nutrition is increasingly becoming the focus of governments, healthcare policymakers and our customers. In Latin America a demand for healthier options informs Givaudan’s TasteSolutions® programme, which is at the forefront of health and wellness flavours in the Latin American market.

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.

Clear objectives on eco-efficiency

We’re working across the entire organisation to meet ambitious eco-efficiency targets in relation to energy, water and waste.

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.

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.

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.

Making an impact at a local level

Givaudan’s presentations at the World Perfumery Congress and the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in 2014 spoke of a future with challenges, but one where our industry is coming up roses. Here we explain why attending these events is so important.

Increasing eco-efficiency in Brazil

By executing a full Site Eco-Efficiency Plan (SEEP) at the Jaguaré site in Brazil, Givaudan was able to eliminate CHF 100,000 in operational costs.

Getting sustainability off the ground

Givaudan’s Global Transport Project has managed to reduce the carbon footprint of outbound transport by decreasing air freight, while still increasing production volume.