The Givaudan Foundation has published its 2019 Activity Report which outlines the progress of its projects supporting education, health and environmental preservation in the communities where Givaudan sources natural ingredients as well as those where Givaudan employees work.
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The foundation strives to create a positive impact for these people and communities through better education, healthcare and environmental protection. As their needs evolve and grow, so do the foundation’s organization and work. The foundation’s newly defined purpose, “We care for communities and nature,” articulates its core principles.
Fully in line with this new purpose, 2019 saw 40 projects supported by the Givaudan Foundation distributed in 22 countries across the world, directly benefiting 40,700 people with different activities that have been rolled out.
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Recent developments include literacy classes for guarana farming communities in Brazil, support from Givaudan employees to provide healthier nutrition for disabled and orphaned children in the United Arab Emirates as well as school restoration and sensory activities for visually impaired students in South Africa.
In addition, a number of initiatives have been running for several years, such as the natural resources preservation project with clove leaf oil producers in Madagascar that aims to reduce the environmental pressure on local forests. This project has already resulted in the planting of 500,000 trees.
Very much aware that the COVID-19 virus presents challenges to people and organizations around the world, the foundation will strive to continue supporting communities and to conduct its agreed programme of activities in 2020 to the extent possible.
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The Givaudan Foundation is liaising closely with its partner organisations to respond to the challenges of the global pandemic, with the safety and wellbeing of staff and partners as top priority.
“All of our work aligns perfectly with Givaudan’s own recently declared purpose, ‘Creating for happier, healthier lives with love for nature. Let’s imagine together,’” André Hoffmann, president of the board of trustees of the Givaudan Foundation, said. “We are proud to play a part in bringing this admirable aspiration to life.”