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Acting for Our Environment

At Givaudan, we are fully committed to excellence in climate action. 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

Greenhouse gas emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions

Reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 70% between 2015 and 2030*

Additional goal to reduce scope 3 GHG emissions by 20% over the same time period

Renewable electricity

Renewable electricity

100% renewable electricity by 2025


Total weight of incinerated and land‑filled waste by type and disposal

4% reduction, per tonne of product, year on year on average (baseline 2015)



15% reduction, per tonne of product, by 2020 (use of municipal and groundwater; baseline 2009)

* Consistent with limiting global warming at 1.5°C, the 2017 science-based target to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 30% by 2030 has been raised to 70% in 2019.

Target: Greenhouse gas emissions

Target: Renewable electricity

Target: Waste

Target: Water


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