People are the key to good partnerships, and it is only by working together that we can achieve our ambitious goals. A key pillar of Givaudan’s strategy for 2020 is partnering for shared success.
At every level of our business, Givaudan is all about people. We work to create the flavours and fragrances that delight the senses of consumers around the world. Understanding what consumers want is one of the ways we work hand in hand with our customers to create the products that they prefer.
Employee engagement survey
We engage with our employees to make a positive difference and to provide opportunities to develop and grow in their careers. In October 2013, we conducted our first global employee engagement survey. By asking our employees to raise their voices and listening to what they have to say, we continue to make Givaudan a great place to work.
In publishing our Responsible Sourcing Policy in October 2016, Givaudan engages with our suppliers in our striving for ethical dealings with all players in our supply chain, and in preserving the environment for future generations, wherever we source. Our suppliers are key in achieving the commitments we have set ourselves in four core areas of responsible sourcing: health and safety, social, environment and business integrity.
> Download Responsible Sourcing Policy
Green Team awards
Each year since 2009, Givaudan recognises volunteer initiatives undertaken by employees working together in ‘green teams’. 2015 Green Team award winners were selected from among 24 entries. Top prize in the Manufacturing category was awarded for a waste reduction scheme at the flavours site in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The Eco-efficiency category winner was Naarden in the Netherlands, where the powder scrubbers and the biofilter now reuse treated effluent water from the site’s own water treatment plant to save municipal water and lower the impact on natural resources. And in the Commercial category, our team in Bangkok took top prize for its charitable initiative working with migrant children, featured below.
The way we partner
The following four stories bring to life the way we partner:
Givaudan employees in Thailand recently decided to partner with the local Baan Dek Raeron foundation in Bangkok, dedicated to homeless children. The team of ten volunteers representing a cross-section of functions within Givaudan worked with twenty children, aged from three to twelve years old, helping them to learn healthy behaviours. It’s just one way Givaudan employees around the world are reaching out to their communities.
> ‘P’ is for partnerships – and people
Since 2012, Givaudan has been a member of AIM-PROGRESS, a forum of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers and suppliers who promote responsible sourcing practices and sustainable supply chains. As both a manufacturer of key ingredients and a longstanding partner to the industry, Givaudan has a unique opportunity to share multiple perspectives.
> Responsible sourcing: A progress report
Understanding what consumers want is critical in helping to create sustainable solutions based on real insights. Givaudan has been exploring perceptions of what ‘natural’ means in several European countries in order to develop a model and tools that can be universally applied to the development of our customers’ natural flavours.
> Perceptions of ‘natural’
Begin, grow, evolve, enhance: the words call up images of nature, a biological cycle of growth and development. Two years after the birth of Leadership Senses, more than 275 early leaders have completed the ‘Begin’ programme. We wanted to get to know some of the graduates better and find out how the programme has touched their lives.
> Cultivating a sense of leadership