Committed to using water efficiently
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.
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 by a 13% water withdrawal rate reduction on sites facing water stress in 2022 (since our baseline year of 2020).
- Improving water efficiency on all other sites by a 7% water withdrawal rate reduction in 2022.
- Being recognised once again for leadership in water security by CDP, which awarded us the highest ‘A’ score in 2022.
Progress on water 2021-2022
||Water discharge by quality and destination in m³||2021
(restated in 2022) ²
|Total discharged water||9,364,466||9,690,066|
This involves a commitment to action across six key areas: Direct Operations, Supply Chain & Watershed Management, Collective Action, Public Policy, Community Engagement, Transparency.
These values include the figures from the acquisitions of Naturex, Vika, drom, Albert Vieille, Golden Frog and Ungerer sites as well as from restatements.
Assured 12-month rolling figures (Q4 2021 to Q3 2022) for values including the acquisitions of Naturex, Vika, drom, Albert Vieille, Golden Frog and Ungerer sites.
For more on our latest progress, read our 2022 Sustainability Report.
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