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Givaudan recognised for leading performance in climate and water with third consecutive double A rating from CDP
17 Jan 2022 |
Givaudan has once again been recognised by CDP with a double A rating for its leadership in climate action and water stewardship. The Company is one of a small number that achieved a double A, out of nearly 12,000 businesses that were scored based on data submitted through CDP’s questionnaires in 2021.
Givaudan joins Together for Sustainability (TfS)
20 May 2021 |
Givaudan has joined Together for Sustainability (TfS); a global sector supply chain initiative. Givaudan joins the organisation’s 30 existing members who include BASF, Henkel, and Sanofi.
Givaudan introduces Sourcing4Good programme
22 Apr 2021 |
To mark Earth Day 2021, Givaudan has today unveiled its Sourcing4Good programme, opening a new chapter in its responsible sourcing approach.
Givaudan joins WBCSD and 40 member companies to launch Vision 2050: Time to Transform
25 Mar 2021 |
Givaudan has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and more than 40 of its members including Unilever, Nestlé and Natura, to launch “Vision 2050: Time to Transform”.
Givaudan included in CDP Supplier Engagement Leaderboard
09 Feb 2021 |
Givaudan has been included once again in CDP’s prestigious Supplier Engagement Leaderboard. Its inclusion places it in the top 7% of companies out of more than 9,600 who disclose their environmental data through CDP annually.
Givaudan recognised for second year running in prestigious CDP A List for leading the way on global climate action and water stewardship
08 Dec 2020 |
Givaudan’s leading work on climate action and water stewardship has once again been recognised with a CDP double A rating. CDP’s annual environmental disclosure and scoring process is widely recognised as the gold standard of corporate environmental transparency.
Givaudan launches new micro-financing project to support patchouli farmers and distillers in Sulawesi
27 Nov 2020 |
Givaudan has launched a new project making available a total of USD 360,000 in micro-financed loans for farmers and distillers in Indonesia. The loans will enable farmers and distillers to improve the sustainability of their farming practices and to improve yields.
Givaudan ranked in top 1% of performers in FTSE4Good Index Series
19 Nov 2020 |
Givaudan has been included for the fifth consecutive year, in the globally-recognised FTSE4Good Index Series following an independent review earlier in 2020.
Givaudan awarded platinum medal in EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility assessment
09 Nov 2020 |
Givaudan has been ranked in the top 1% of the EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) assessment 2020, achieving its highest accolade; the platinum medal.
Givaudan signs WBCSD CEO Guide to Human Rights
28 Oct 2020 |
The guide sets out the actions that businesses must take to lead the way in this vital space and acts as call-to-action to encourage others to join these efforts.
Givaudan prepares for the future of perfumery with ‘Naturals at Origin’
19 Oct 2020 |
Givaudan is delighted to unveil ‘Naturals at Origin’, a strategic approach for the sourcing, development and innovation of responsible naturals directly in the country of origin.
Givaudan further reinforces nature and climate commitments signing Business for Nature call-to-action
22 Sep 2020 |
Givaudan has further reinforced its ambitious commitments to nature and climate action by signing up to Business for Nature’s ‘Nature is everyone’s business’ call-to-action.
Givaudan becomes founding member of B Lab’s B Movement Builders
10 Sep 2020 |
Givaudan has today announced its role as a founding member of the B Movement Builders initiative, aligned with its ambition to become a Certified B Corp.
Givaudan sets an ambition to become a certified B Corp
15 Jul 2020 |
Givaudan today announces its intention to become a certified B Corporation (B Corp). Givaudan is the first in its industry and one of the largest businesses to commit to this journey.
Givaudan scored double ‘A’ by CDP for both climate change and water security
03 Feb 2020 |
Givaudan is recognised for its leadership in water security by CDP with the highest ‘A’ score.
Givaudan on CDP’s prestigious ‘A List’ for leading effort against climate change
20 Jan 2020 |
Givaudan is named on CDP’s prestigious ‘A List’ for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy.
Keeping up the momentum against global warming: Givaudan signs UN’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C
03 Dec 2019 |
Givaudan announced today that it has signed the pledge “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” proposed by the United Nations to aim for net-zero value chain emissions by 2050.
Givaudan rises up to the highest climate action ambition
23 Sep 2019
Givaudan ranks in top 1% in 2019 EcoVadis survey
20 Sep 2019 |
Givaudan announced today that it has ranked in the top 1% of the 55,000 companies participating in the 2019 EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) assessment with a score of 72/100. This result earned Givaudan a gold rating for the fifth year in a row.
Givaudan and the Givaudan Foundation receive Conservation International’s Global Conservation Hero Award for Tonka Bean programme in Venezuela
11 Jun 2019 |
Givaudan receives CI's Hero Award by recognising Givaudan for its commitment to forest conservation, particularly in protecting natural resources and empowering local communities.
2018 Progress Review demonstrates success of Givaudan’s ‘A Sense of Tomorrow’ approach to sustainability
27 Mar 2019 |
Givaudan announced today the publication of its 2018 Sustainability Progress Review, which highlights advances made during the first full year of ‘A Sense of Tomorrow’.
Givaudan recognised as world leader for supplier engagement on climate change
06 Feb 2019 |
Givaudan has earned a position on the Supplier Engagement leader board by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform, in recognition of its actions and strategies to reduce emissions and lower climate-related risk across its supply chain.
Givaudan earns CDP leadership scores for climate action and water security
22 Jan 2019 |
Givaudan is recognised for climate action leadership as well as for water stewardship by CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform.
Givaudan announces early success in reducing water consumption
20 Mar 2018 |
Givaudan announced today that it has reached its 2020 target for reducing water consumption three years ahead of schedule. Reaching this important milestone on our journey to greater sustainability is just one of a series of achievements set out in our 2017 Sustainability Report, published today.
Givaudan strengthens sustainable patchouli supply chain in Indonesia
22 Feb 2018 |
Givaudan is strengthening its sustainable patchouli oil sourcing and improving conditions for smallholder producers in its collection network on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia through a multi-year project funded by the Givaudan Foundation and in cooperation with the international non-governmental organisation Swisscontact.
Givaudan introduces ‘A sense of tomorrow’
31 Oct 2017 |
Givaudan announced today the introduction of 'A sense of tomorrow', a new and strengthened approach for its global sustainability activities that consolidates efforts in three key focus areas: sourcing, innovation and the environment.
Givaudan sets industry-leading target for Responsible Sourcing programme
25 Oct 2017 |
Givaudan announced today that 90% of its raw materials volume of natural origin will be responsibly sourced by 2020.
Givaudan earns top score for climate action leadership
24 Oct 2017 |
Givaudan has earned an 'A' for climate action leadership from CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform.
Givaudan to implement ambitious science-based targets for greenhouse gas reduction
18 Sep 2017 |
Givaudan will implement ambitious science-based targets to ensure sustainable long-term growth by committing to reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% between 2015 and 2030. The global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances also has a goal to reduce Scope 3 GHG emissions by 20% over the same period.
Sourcing for Shared Value
05 Apr 2017 |
Givaudan announced today the introduction of ‘Sourcing for Shared Value’, a comprehensive approach to its sustainable procurement practices in three core areas: Responsible Sourcing, Sourcing at Origin, and Communities at Source.
2016 Sustainability Report
22 Mar 2017 |
Givaudan announced today the publication of its 2016 Sustainability Report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, the most widely used sustainability reporting standard in the world.
Givaudan announces ‘Fair for Life’ certification of clove leaf oil collection network in Madagascar
23 Jan 2017 |
Givaudan announced today the first ‘Fair for Life’ certification of its clove leaf oil collection network in Madagascar, reinforcing its commitment to fair and ethical trade relationships in the country where it partners with hundreds of smallholder producers to source clove leaf oil, an essential natural ingredient for its flavour and fragrance creations.
Givaudan to participate in ‘FReSH’ as new member of WBCSD
19 Jan 2017 |
Givaudan has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a global organisation of over 200 leading businesses and partners working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world, and will participate in its newly launched programme, ‘Food Reform for Sustainability and Health’ (FReSH).
EIT announces winning Food4Future partnership
23 Nov 2016 |
Givaudan is part of the winning EIT Food Knowledge and Innovation Community which will drive sustainable transformation towards a more consumer-centric and resource-efficient food sector.
Givaudan renews commitment to leading climate change performance under CDP new scoring system
26 Oct 2016 |
Givaudan is proud to announce that it has achieved an overall ranking of A- at the Leadership level and is a country leader for Switzerland in CDP’s newly introduced scoring system for 2016.
Givaudan publishes<br/>Sustainability Report 2015
17 Mar 2016 |
Givaudan announced today the publication of its Sustainability Report 2015, published in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 reporting guidelines.
Givaudan celebrates ten years of ethical sourcing
18 Jan 2016 |
Givaudan is proudly marking a milestone in its journey to sustainable natural ingredients with an event celebrating ‘Ten years of Ethical Sourcing’ in Paris from 18 to 22 January 2016.
Givaudan recognised as a global leader on climate change with top CDP score of 100A
04 Nov 2015 |
CDP recognises Givaudan as global climate change leader with highest possible score of 100A.
Givaudan continues to establish direct presence at the source of patchouli oil production
15 Dec 2014 |
Givaudan continues the deployment of strategic initiatives to secure the long term availability and protection of quality natural ingredients used for perfumery. Givaudan announces the establishment of a collection network on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in addition to the exclusive farming partnership agreement with GaiaOne and Kebun Rimau SDN BHD in Borneo announced in January 2014.
Sustainability Report 2013
20 Mar 2014 |
Givaudan’s 2013 sustainability report reveals significant progress against its key sustainability objectives and KPIs
Givaudan announces exclusive partnership for sustainable sourcing of patchouli
24 Jan 2014 |
Givaudan’s first initiative in Farming Partnerships has been finalised through the signature of a long term exclusive agreement with local partner GaiaOne and Kebun Rimau SDN BHD in the Malaysian state of Sabah, on the island of Borneo.
Givaudan recognised as a top performer in the CDP’s annual climate change survey
05 Dec 2013 |
Givaudan has been recognised as a top, ‘A-band’ performer in the CDP’s 350 Climate Change 2013 Report for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The CDP ranks companies on how they measure, disclose and manage climate related risks and opportunities – this year at the request of 722 investors.
2012 Sustainability Report
22 Mar 2013 |
Givaudan demonstrates significant progress against targets and KPIs - Today Givaudan, the global leader in the fragrance and flavour industry, published its 2012 Sustainability Report confirming significant progress against its 2020 operational targets and showcasing further discoveries which will keep the business strong for the future.
Sustainability Report 2011:<br />Givaudan confirms progress against 2020 targets
22 Mar 2012 |
Givaudan today launched its Sustainability Report 2011. Entitled 'Making Progress Together', the Report was externally assured by auditors Ernst & Young and confirms the progress Givaudan has made against its 2020 operational targets.
Givaudan supports the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity
28 Sep 2010 |
Givaudan, the worldwide leader in fragrance and flavour creation, actively supports the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity. The company is committed to preserving the environment and safeguarding biodiversity – the variety of life forms on earth.
Givaudan enters ethical sustainability partnership for sandalwood oil
05 Feb 2008 |
A unique sustainability partnership focusing on sandalwood oil in Australia was unveiled by Givaudan today as part of its new Innovative Naturals Programme.
Givaudan enters exclusive sustainability partnership in Venezuela
05 Feb 2008 |
Givaudan signed an agreement for a conservation and social project in the Venezuelan Guayana Shield region to ensure the sustainable sourcing of tonka beans. Tonka is a precious, wild grown natural raw material used in various luxury fine fragrances due to its surprising profound warm and sweet note, reminiscent of caramel, almond and tobacco.
Documents (43)
2021 GRI Sustainability Report
28 Jan 2022 |

This sustainability report documents our corporate social responsibility actions and results in 2021 using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to report on our non-financial and sustainability-related performance through the ESG lense.

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Givaudan Water Policy
23 Dec 2021 |

Our Givaudan Water Policy emphasises our commitment to water stewardship. As an industry leader with 250 years of heritage, we take our responsibility seriously and strive to drive a positive impact in watersheds where we source and operate. The policy therefore focuses on where and what matters most. 

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Responsible Sourcing Policy
22 Apr 2021 |

Givaudan is committed to sourcing all materials and services in a way that protects people and the environment by 2030. As an industry leader with 250 years of heritage, we work in partnership with producers and suppliers to transform the way we source and create new value to be shared by all.

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2020 GRI Sustainability Report
29 Jan 2021 |

This report documents our corporate social responsibility actions and results in 2020 using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to report on our non-financial and sustainability-related performance.

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Givaudan Human Rights Policy
22 Jan 2021 |

Givaudan has made an explicit commitment to respect human rights, including labour rights, as outlined in our Group-wide Principles of Conduct and in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. Respect for human rights is an essential guide to the right way of doing business and to living our purpose. A commitment to high ethical standards, as well as transparency and honesty in our dealings with employees, customers, suppliers and the communities where we operate, enables us to be a responsible corporate citizen. 

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2019 CDP climate report on climate change
08 Dec 2020 |

Our CDP climate report which informed our 2020 CDP score on climate change over the reporting year 2019.

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2020 CDP climate report on water
08 Dec 2020 |

Our CDP climate report which informed our 2020 CDP score on water usage over the reporting year 2019.

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Position statement on palm oil
01 Dec 2020 |

Givaudan aims to source sustainable palm oil ingredients from suppliers committing to the “No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE)” principles. Our approach’s key objectives; to increase transparency of our palm oil supply up to mill level, drive positive change in our supply chains and support the inclusion of smallholders.

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2019 Sustainability Highlights
27 Mar 2020 |

This report highlights our corporate social responsibility actions and results in 2019, showcasing our progress against our sustainability focus areas in 2019.

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2019 Sustainability GRI Index
24 Jan 2020 |

This report compiles the complete set of the selected GRI disclosures and detailed indicators to report on our environmental, economic and social actions and progress.  

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2019 UK Slavery Act

Givaudan's commitment to eradicate human trafficking and slavery from its operations and direct supply chain is expressed through our compliance to the Modern Slavery Act (2015 Bill S.54).

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2019 UK Slavery Act Naturex

Givaudan's commitment to eradicate human trafficking and slavery from its operations and direct supply chain is expressed through our compliance to the Modern Slavery Act (2015 Bill S.54).

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2019 Compliance with California Transparency in Supply Chain Act
01 Sep 2019 |

Givaudan's commitment to eradicate child labour, human trafficking and slavery from its direct supply chain is expressed through our compliance to the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act (2010 CA Bill S.657).

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Position statement on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and particularly on local legislations and regulations implementing the Nagoya Protocol
01 Sep 2019 |

Givaudan supports the terms of the Convention of Biological Diversity, being the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of the components of biological diversity and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilisation of genetic resources.

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Givaudan’s commitment to social responsibility
01 Sep 2019 |

At Givaudan, social responsibility is deeply ingrained in our corporate culture. For Givaudan this entails going beyond financial due-diligence and establishing leading ethics, social and environmental practices at our sites and areas of operations. We consider this as a basic license to operate our business, and use it as an effective tool to engage with our stakeholders.

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Global diversity position statement
01 Aug 2019 |

At Givaudan, we embrace diversity throughout our organisation and are fully committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Respecting, and indeed celebrating, diversity adds value to the experience of working for and with Givaudan.

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Givaudan’s commitment to environment, health and safety
01 Jul 2019 |

At Givaudan, we commit to ensure the safety and health of people and the environment, our workplaces and the communities in which we operate. The commitment is formalised in our EHS policy, a set of principles embraced by the highest level of our leadership.

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2018 Sustainability Progress Review
27 Mar 2019 |

Our Sustainability Progress Review highlights advances made during the first full year of ‘A Sense of Tomorrow’ in the areas of sourcing, innovation, environment and with our people and partners. 

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2018 UK Slavery Act Naturex

Givaudan's commitment to eradicate human trafficking and slavery from its operations and direct supply chain is expressed through our compliance to the Modern Slavery Act (2015 Bill S.54).

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2017-2018 UK Slavery Act

Givaudan's commitment to eradicate human trafficking and slavery from its operations and direct supply chain is expressed through our compliance to the Modern Slavery Act (2015 Bill S.54).

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2018 UK Slavery Act

Givaudan's commitment to eradicate human trafficking and slavery from its operations and direct supply chain is expressed through our compliance to the Modern Slavery Act (2015 Bill S.54).

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2017 Sustainability Report
19 Mar 2018 |

Givaudan’s 2017 Sustainability Report is compiled for the first time in accordance with the GRI’s new standards framework: Core Option. The Report covers a year of great progress, including the launch of a new and strengthened approach to building a sustainable business for the long term, and sets ambitious targets to reduce our environmental impact and drive responsible sourcing in our supply chains.

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Position statement on reduction, refinement, replacement of animal testing
01 Mar 2018 |

Givaudan fully supports the principle of the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) and invests in the development of replacement of animal testing.

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2016 Sustainability Report

Givaudan’s 2016 Sustainability Report is the Company’s third report published in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 guidelines. The report features our significant progress on our road to greater sustainability. 

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2015 Sustainability Report

Givaudan’s Sustainability Report 2015 is the Company’s second report published according to GRI G4 guidelines, the latest generation of the most widely used sustainability reporting standard in the world. 

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2014 GRI Sustainability Report

This year, Givaudan transitioned to G4. These rigorous guidelines, developed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), show our commitment to high levels of transparency in how we manage our environmental and social impacts.

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2014 Sustainability Highlights
27 Mar 2014 |

Our aim is to make a positive difference in the world: read this year’s Highlights and see how we’re doing.

2013 Sustainability Report

As our sustainability strategy matures and evolves, so too does the way in which we choose to communicate on our activities. Our aim is to provide a global snapshot of our approach, underpinned by the fine detail of KPI metrics.

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2013 GRI Sustainability Report

It is our fiduciary duty to shareholders to ensure that Givaudan’s business is financially sustainable in the short, medium and long term.

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2012 Sustainability Report

This is our fourth Sustainability Report covering our global activities

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2011 Sustainability Report

This is Givaudan's third comprehensive Sustainability Report covering our global operations.

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2010 Sustainability Report

Givaudan group's Sustainability Report for 2010

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2009 Sustainability Report

Givaudan Group's Sustainability Report for 2009

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2008 Environment, Health and Safety Report

Givaudan group's Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Report for 2008.

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2007 Environment, Health and Safety Report

Givaudan group's Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) report for 2007.

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2006 Safety and Environmental Report

Givaudan group's Safety and Environmental Protection Report for 2006.

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2005 Safety and Environmental Report

Givaudan group's Safety and Environmental Protection Report for 2005.

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2004 Safety and Environmental Report

Givaudan group's Safety and Environmental Protection Report for 2004.

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2003 Safety and Environmental Report

Givaudan group's Safety and Environmental Protection Report for 2003.

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Safety and Environmental Report 2002

Givaudan group's Safety and Environmental Protection Report for 2002.

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2001 Safety and Environmental Report

Givaudan group's Safety and Environmental Protection Report for 2001.

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2000 Safety and Environmental Report

Givaudan group's Safety and Environmental Protection Report for 2000.

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2013 Sustainability Highlights
27 Mar 2013 |

In the Givaudan 2013 Sustainability Report we place the focus on two of  our most material sustainability issues, namely: Responsible Sourcing and Sustainable Innovation.

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