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Givaudan Releases Sustainability Report

Posted: April 4, 2011

Givaudan (Geneva) has launched its 2010 sustainability report, Translating Vision into Action, formally setting out the company’s eco-efficiency and safety targets it hopes to achieve by 2020. Developed using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Reporting Guidelines, the report has been checked by GRI. Its targets include 25% reduction in CO2 emissions per tonne of production; 20% reduction in energy consumption per tonne of production; 15% reduction in incinerated and landfilled waste per tonne of production; 15% reduction of municipal and ground water usage per tonne of production; and a lost time injury rate below 0.1 per 200,000 hours worked. All the achievements will be measured against a 2009 baseline, and the company plans to see a considerable impact by the end of the decade.

Joe Fabbri, global head of human resources, EH&S, IM&S, and chair of Givaudan’s sustainability programme, commented, “We are passionate and dedicated about driving our sustainability agenda, and our 2020 targets are a tangible demonstration of how we are now translating our vision into action. We are already making good progress, with our 2010 results showing that our lost time injury rate improved by 16% to 0.86. In addition, our CO2 emissions decreased by 7.3%, energy use dropped by almost 5%, and water efficiency improved by more than 10%, per tonne of product.”

To drive further reductions, Givaudan created a new eco-efficiency leadership team, which will identify additional sustainability-related behavioral and engineering opportunities. The full report—which contains details of progress made to date, as well as outlines mid-term commitments and key performance indicators—is available for viewing and download at www.givaudan.com.