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Getting sustainability off the ground

Givaudan’s Global Transport Project has managed to reduce the carbon footprint of outbound transport by decreasing air freight, while still increasing production volume.

The Global Transport Project looks to consolidate transportation across the Company. Objectives include greater transparency on costs, optimising the transport network, while maintaining a high service level to our customers. Consequently, there has been an increase in air, sea and road freight consolidation, especially between affiliates.

Anne, Fragrance Supply Chain Head, sponsors the initiative, and she comments: “Improving our transportation footprint is a major driver in creating a sustainable supply chain, decreasing costs and CO2 emissions for both Givaudan and our customers in the process.”

The 2013 carbon footprint of outbound transport decreased by 8%, despite a production volume increase of approximately 6%. The main contributor to this improvement came from less air freight, which reduced by almost 20% compared to 2012.