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Our approach to shaping a sustainable future

At Givaudan, sustainability means protecting our planet, colleagues, customers and consumers, and safeguarding the future of our business. We know that we can only live up to our Company purpose of ‘creating happier, healthier lives with love for nature’ if sustainability becomes an integral part of our everyday work.


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.

Although we still have work to do, we have a lot to be proud of. Our B Corp journey is well underway, for example, and our ground-breaking innovations are bringing us closer to a climate positive future. We aspire to have a positive impact on society and the environment, whether through our products, practices or profits. This aspiration requires whole supply chain collaboration, vigilance, bold action and accountability. To ensure that we continue to make progress and focus our efforts, we have set specific targets under each of our four sustainability pillars: Creations, Nature, People and Communities.

Our commitment to delivering on these targets and ambitions is central to our business. Givaudan's Board of Directors plays an important oversight role in setting this agenda and targets, while our Executive Committee leads our overall strategic direction and is accountable for reaching our ambitions and targets. Read more about the governance of our purpose, sustainability and ESG ambitions here and in our 2021 GRI Sustainability Report

Watch our CEO Gilles Andrier talk about being a successful, sustainable business


Discover our stories
Young plants
Leading to impact
A discussion with Hallvard Bremnes
and Bastien Sachet, CEO Earthworm
Sunlight under trees
There’s only one Earth, let’s take care of it
Field with colour flowers
Building a shared future for all life:
highlighting biodiversity action
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The case for
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Watch our interview with the World Business
Council for Sustainable Development
How can businesses help make Vision 2050:
Time to Transform a reality?
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The story of our climate positive journey
Givaudan sets an ambition to become
a certified B Corp
HyCool installation in Spain
Using renewable energy
for climate action
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Recognised by CDP
as leaders in water security

ESG rating and indices

CDP rating 2021
Double ‘A rating’ for climate and water for three consecutive years and CDP Leaderboard recognition for supplier engagement.
EcoVadis Gold medal 2021
Awarded the EcoVadis Gold medal, ranking us in the top 5% out of 75,000 businesses.
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Rated as ‘low-risk’ in 2021 with a score of 19.1 and a chemicals industry ranking 13 out of 480.
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MSCI ESG AAA Rating since 2017.
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FTSE4Good Index Series
Ranked in the top 1% in the FTSE4Good Index Series, among our peers.
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Included in SXI Swiss Sustainability 25 Index.


Hallvard Bremnes, Global Head of Sustainability

Hallvard Bremnes
Global Head of Sustainability

Chemin de la Parfumerie 5
1214 Vernier
T +41 22 780 9048