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EcoVadis Recognizes Givaudan's Sustainable Procurement Initiatives

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Third-party sustainability certifier, EcoVadis, ranked Givaudan in the top 1% of 55,000 companies participating in corporate social responsibility.

With a score of 72/100, Givaudan earned a gold rating for the fifth year in a row as a participant in the 2019 EcoVadis Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) assessment.

“We are delighted with this acknowledgement of our unceasing drive to be a responsible company,” Gilles Andrier, CEO of Givaudan said. “The EcoVadis assessment is a strong recognition that Givaudan’s strategy ‘Responsible growth. Shared success.’ works not only in the interests of customers and shareholders, but also puts great emphasis on the growing need for a sustainable future for both society and the environment.”

Related: 2019 Leaderboard: Givaudan Focuses on 2020 Strategy

EcoVadis’s assessment serves as an evaluation of how well a company has integrated the principles of CSR into its business and management systems. It looks at criteria in the categories of environment, labor and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement to compare the performance of companies in different sectors.

Givaudan received high ratings on sustainabile procurement, which focuses on its approach towards responsible sourcing, sourcing at origin and communities at source.