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Using water efficiently
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At Givaudan, water is essential to our production activities and to our entire value chain. 

Responsible use of water is vital to our leadership and we believe that our business model must be fully aligned with, and contribute to, sustainable water management in the key water basins where we source and operate, particularly in high water-risk basins.

We are working hard to champion water stewardship, working hard to protect water-dependent ecosystems and encouraging the sustainable use of water resources – and we expect our suppliers to do the same.

Our Water Policy emphasises our long-standing commitment to water stewardship and outlines how we are focusing on where and what matters most in operations, the supply chain and communities.

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On target

Our water targets support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals SDG 6 (Clean water and sanitation) and SDG 12 (Responsible consumption and production), and we have endorsed the CEO Water Mandate¹, a UN Global Compact initiative which brings together a critical mass of business leaders to address global water challenges.

Some recent milestones include:

  • Improving water efficiency on sites facing water stress; reducing by 13%  the water withdrawal rate compared to our 2020 baseline.
  • Improving water efficiency on all other sites; reducing  by a 7% the water withdrawal rate  compared to our 2020 baseline.
  • Being recognised once again for leadership in water security by CDP, which awarded us the highest ‘A’ score in 2023.
Progress on water efficiency 2022-2023
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Progress on water efficiency 2022-2023

Water efficiency1 (in m3 withdrawn per tonne of production)

Total water efficiency7.207.22
Sites facing water stress4.824.50


1. Includes third-party water (municipal supplies / purchased water) and groundwater.


For more on our latest progress, read our 2023 Integrated Report on economic and ESG performance.

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