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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 the GRI Sustainability Report

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

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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
B corporation
Our B Corp journey
We are proud to be the first in our industry and one of the largest businesses to commit to this journey
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Sustainable business
Providing stakeholders with key technical information
  

Discover our stories

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

Young plants

Leading to impact: a discussion with

Bastien Sachet, CEO Earthworm

Sunlight under trees

There’s only one Earth, let’s take care of it

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Building a shared future for all life:

highlighting biodiversity action

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The case for #climatepositivity

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Watch our interview with the World Business

Council for Sustainable Development

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The story of our climate positive journey

Givaudan sets an ambition to become

a certified B Corp

  

ESG rating and indices

Double ‘A rating’ for climate and water
CDP
Double ‘A rating’ for climate and water for three consecutive years and CDP Leaderboard recognition for supplier engagement.
EcoVadis Gold medal
EcoVadis
Awarded the EcoVadis Gold medal, ranking us in the top 5% out of 75,000 businesses.
Rated as ‘low-risk’ in 2021
Sustainalytics
Rated as ‘low-risk’ in 2022 with a score of 19.3 and a chemicals industry ranking 13 out of 529.
MSCI ESG AAA Rating since 2017
MSCI ESG AAA Rating
MSCI ESG AAA Rating since 2017.
top 1% in the FTSE4Good Index Series
FTSE4Good Index Series
Ranked in the top 2% in the FTSE4Good Index Series, among our peers.
Included in SXI Swiss Sustainability 25 Index
SIX
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
Switzerland
T +41 22 780 9048