Sourcing responsibly

Givaudan is committed to ensuring that all of our raw materials are produced in a way that respects both people and the environment.

We work in partnership with local producers and suppliers to transform the way we source and create new value to be shared by all. Our approach is driven by our purpose and its four goal areas, in particular, showing our love for nature in everything we do and ensuring all communities benefit from working with Givaudan.


Responsible sourcing

Sourcing4Good is our new Responsible Sourcing programme. It has been created in collaboration and consultation with customers, specialists and Givaudan experts. Building on a heritage of responsible sourcing, Sourcing4Good supports our purpose ambition to source all materials and services in a way that protects people and planet by 2030. It will cover our full portfolio of spend; including natural and synthetic materials as well as indirect materials and services (IM&S) and including all of Givaudan’s suppliers.  


Sourcing at Origin

Sourcing at origin

We build close relationships and work in partnership with producers around the world to secure our supply of precious natural ingredients. Direct sourcing of key natural ingredients gives us a clear view of different supply chains, and in turn helps us make them more efficient. It also enables us to tell our customers where our ingredients come from and how they have been produced. This enhanced transparency and traceability is a key benefit of our approach to sourcing at origin.  

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Communities at Source

Communities at source

Being close to our local producer communities also helps us better understand their needs and the role we can play in supporting them. Through a variety of projects, we help these communities strengthen their social, environmental and economic fabric.  

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Our approach to sourcing responsibly supports the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

Sustainable development goals  Zero hunger  Gender equality  Decent work and economic growth  Industry, innovation and infrastructure  Responsible consumption and production  Climate action  Life on land  Partnerships for the goals