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.
Putting Ashford on the map
To raise awareness of energy and water consumption at our Ashford site in the UK, a site energy map was created.
Why palm oil is still a burning issue
Palm oil is an environmentally sensitive ingredient. We partner on many fronts to ensure that Givaudan demonstrates responsible sourcing efforts in this area.
Local Green Teams empower employees
The people who really make Givaudan an exemplary for sustainability best practice are our employees. Engaged in sustainability through local Green Teams, this great work by Givaudan staff is celebrated at the annual Leadership Board Green Team Awards.
Benchmarking makes us perform better
By working with partner associations to self-assess our processes, Givaudan can ensure its sustainability practices continue to improve.
Partnering in a world first
Partnering with sodium experts AkzoNobel Salt Specialties, Givaudan has helped to create a salt replacer for the meat industry.
A forest of socio-economic rewards
Employees at Givaudan look for ways to give back to the local communities in which they work as well as to promote sustainability in action. By planting 800 trees with the help of local children in the Andes Mountains, Givaudan is not only helping carbon capture but inspiring the youth of the region.