Givaudan Joins Others to Launch Vision 2050: Time to Transform

The initiative plans to help nine billion people to live well by 2050. Photo: Givaudan's Facebook.
The initiative plans to help nine billion people to live well by 2050. Photo: Givaudan's Facebook.

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.

Related: Givaudan Foundation 2020 Activity Report

In response to the three critical global challenges of the climate emergency, nature loss and mounting inequality, Vision 2050 puts forward a shared vision of a world in which more than nine billion people are able to live well, within planetary boundaries, by 2050.

At the heart of this initiative are nine transformation pathways, aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals and the targets of the Paris agreement. These are actionable routes for companies to take across industries to ensure a more sustainable and prosperous future.

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These cover the areas of business activity that are essential to society, which include:

  • Energy

  • Transportation and mobility

  • Living spaces

  • Products and materials

  • Financial products and services

  • Connectivity

  • Health and wellbeing

  • Water and sanitation

  • Food

Gilles Andrier, CEO Givaudan, said, “The long-term success of business depends on thriving societies to trade with, and a healthy planet for us all to exist on. Vision 2050: Time to Transform provides ambitious guidance to the business community on how to accelerate change in the decade ahead. It presents an opportunity to unlock the incredible potential of a green economy, as businesses grow with their customers and act as a force for good. We’re proud to help drive forward this inspirational agenda as the business community comes together to transform.”

WBCSD president and CEO, Peter Bakker, comments, “Vision 2050: Time to Transform should not be read with the idea that tomorrow is going to be much the same as today. This is a report for change, starting now, outlining how business needs to play a leading role. We have no time to waste. Achieving this vision requires a wholesale transformation of everything we have grown up with: energy needs to decarbonise; materials need to go circular; food needs to be produced sustainably and equitably and provide healthy diets.”

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