Sustainability

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.

Read our 2023 Integrated Report on economic and ESG performance

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 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 and sustainability ambitions in our 2023 Integrated Report on economic and ESG performance.

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

 

 

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Creations
Creations
Tailored solutions for happier, healthier lives
Nature
Nature
Love for nature in everything we do
People
People
Achieving common goals
Communities
Communities
Improving lives in communities where we source and operate
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Sustainable business
Providing stakeholders with key technical information
  

Discover our stories

Orange orchard

Fifth consecutive CDP Double A

on climate action and water security

Woman working on fishing nets

Human Rights Day 2023

Advancing action through collaboration

Soil and water

World Soil Day 2023

Soil and water, a source of life

Asian mountains

Climate Week 2023

WBCSD

Mangrove

Climate Week 2023

The Alliance for the Preservation of Forests

Tropical river

Climate Week 2023

Business for Nature

Patchouli

Spotlight on Sourcing4Good

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Ocean

2023 World Ocean Day:

Celebrating action to protect the ocean

Benzoin in Laos

2023 World Environment Day:

Beating plastic pollution on our sites

Lavender field

2023 International Day of Biodiversity:

From Agreement to Action

Hills with flowers

2023 Earth Day:

Investing in our planet through innovation

Venezuela

2023 World Water Day:

Accelerating change on water and sanitation

Tree with sunrays

2023 International Day of Forests:

Healthy forests for healthy people

Soil

Soils: where food begins

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Getting it done with our people

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Getting it done with our customers

and suppliers

Getting it done with our partners

Getting it done with our partners

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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Watch our interview with the World Business

Council for Sustainable Development

Sunrays through trees

The story of our climate positive journey

  

ESG rating and indices

CDP scores 2023
CDP
Fifth double ‘A’ in 2023 for climate and water and A– in forests. CDP Leaderboard recognition for supplier engagement in 2022.
EcoVadis Gold medal
EcoVadis
Awarded the EcoVadis gold medal with a score of 73/100.
Rated as ‘low-risk’ in 2021
Sustainalytics
A score of 20.9 and a chemicals industry ranking of 32 out of 562.
MSCI ESG AAA Rating since 2017
MSCI ESG AAA Rating
MSCI ESG AAA Rating since 2017.

Hallvard Bremnes, Global Head of Sustainability

  
Hallvard Bremnes
Global Head of Sustainability

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