“Balancing consumer needs for natural products while preserving natural resources is a top priority for Givaudan. The combination of Centroflora’s natural extracts portfolio and its sustainability leadership with our long heritage in naturals and sustainable sourcing will bring numerous benefits to our customers, employees and communities in Brazil and globally,” said Mauricio Graber, president of Givaudan’s flavor division.
Centroflora Nutra is a manufacturer of botanical extracts and dehydrated fruits for the food, beverage and consumer good industry. Its headquarters is located in Botucatu, Brazil, and exports a wide variety of plant extracts.
“The acquisition of Centroflora’s nutrition division fits well with our 2020 strategy to expand our offering in naturals and is aligned with our sustainability goals. It offers a unique opportunity to strengthen our naturals sourcing platform for Givaudan’s flavors, fragrances and cosmetics businesses. Centroflora’s comprehensive sustainability management programe will reinforce our company’s contribution to preserving the environment, stimulating the well-being of communities from which we source, and safeguarding resources for the long term,” said Gilles Andrier, CEO of Givaudan.