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Givaudan operates across two business divisions, fragrances and flavours, and engages in research and development activities into perfumery raw materials, both synthetic and natural. The company’s flavour ingredients are used by customers in a variety of industries and products, including beverages, savoury, snacks, sweet goods and dairy. Givaudan is globally active, with 73 worldwide production sites and a total of 181 operational locations spanning Europe, North and South America and Asia.

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Measurement area Score Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 7.5 / 10 #15


#1 11.3 / 30 #62


#1 5.6 / 30 #96

Social inclusion

#1 12.3 / 30 #36
Segment Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #16

Segment ranking summary

Givaudan ranks 16th in the agricultural products and commodities segment. The company is a leader amongst its peers in its governance and strategy approach, ranking in the top 10, with high disclosure across all the indicators, notably on its stakeholder engagement activities. Similarly, Givaudan ranks in the top 15 for social inclusion, with good disclosure on upholding land rights and outlining activities which support farmers’ resilience. However, the company currently underperforms against leaders in this segment in both the nutrition and environment measurement area. In environment, the company lacks quantitative data and targets when addressing relevant topics, including deforestation for its high risk commodities, promoting soil health. Moreover, in nutrition, the company currently lacks disclosure on food safety and addressing the accessibility and affordability of healthy foods, areas higher ranking companies have already taken steps to address.

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Core social indicators

The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

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Vernier, Switzerland
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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