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A forest of socio-economic rewards

Employees at Givaudan look for ways to give back to the local communities in which they work as well as to promote sustainability in action. By planting 800 trees with the help of local children in the Andes Mountains, Givaudan is not only helping carbon capture but inspiring the youth of the region.

Givaudan Colombia has planted 700 trees in an effort to reforest eroded land covering nearly 10,000 m2 at the Ecological Park of Matarredonda, high up in the Andes Mountains. For Givaudan, the project benefits from giving both environmental and social returns.

Givaudan employees themselves donated 100 additional trees as well as taking a hands-on approach to help digging holes and planting the trees. We also invited Digerati, an NGO that empowers and promotes the rights of underprivileged youngsters, to aid with the planting, raising their awareness and commitment towards our shared world. Seventy-nine Givaudan employees and their families were involved in the project, planting 800 trees in total, which correlates to the capture of 9,17 tonnes of carbon equivalent.

Working locally on global problems not only helps the environment, but enables Givaudan employees to reach out and demonstrate that we are a good neighbour.