Acting for Our Environment

At Givaudan, we are fully committed to excellence in climate action, as part of our goal to show our love for nature in everything we do. 

We are implementing an ambitious agenda and taking action for the environment across our operations and beyond.

We have built our industry-leading climate action agenda on ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. Givaudan’s targets have been approved by the independent Science Based Targets initiative in alignment with the global effort to keep a temperature increase below the two-degree threshold, a key goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate action. Our commitment helps many of our key customers reach their own GHG reduction targets, while offering them the added assurance that their supply chains are secure today and fit for the future.

Our excellence in climate action will set the industry standard for best-in-class environmental practice. From procuring 100% renewable energy to encouraging zero deforestation in our supply chains, we assess every aspect of our energy, water and waste management for opportunities to reduce our environmental impact.  


Our targets


Target: Greenhouse gas emissions

Cut our absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 70% between 2015 and 2030 -17.0% -30.0%
Cut our absolute scope 3 GHG emissions by 20% between 2015 and 2030 +17.7% +11.0%

Target: Renewable electricity

100% renewable electricity by 2025 75.0% 81.0%

Target: Waste

-20% waste per tonne of product by 2020 (includes incinerated and landfilled waste)

-8.0% -14.0%

Target: Water

-15% water per tonne of product by 2020 (use of municipal and groundwater; baseline 2009) 2 -26.8% 3 -31.0%
  1. Compared to baseline year 2015.
  2. We have reached our 2020 targets 3 years in advance and are in the process of assessing a new target in 2021.
  3. 2019 restated figure is -28%.



Acting for Our Environment supports the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

Sustainable development goals  Clean water and sanitation  Responsible consumption and production  Climate action  Partnership for the goals