Greener energy purchases across Europe

When purchasing green energy, Givaudan’s guidelines ensure energy needs are met, while helping to fulfil our carbon footprint objectives.

Givaudan’s Indirect Materials & Services is driving an initiative to buy green energy that will meet our electricity needs and reduce our carbon footprint. Electricity accounts for 33% of the total energy used across the Group, but equates to 50% of our total CO2 emissions.

Guidelines enable our purchasing teams to buy smarter and greener energy, moving away from electricity produced from traditional fossil fuels, like coal and oil, to natural gas and renewable energy sources. Highlights of the programme include Germany, which is 100% green energy efficient, the Netherlands with 25% green energy consumption, and Spain, which will use 100% green energy by 2014.