Ten years of ethical sourcing

Givaudan is proudly marking a milestone in its journey to sustainable natural ingredients with an event celebrating ‘Ten years of ethical sourcing’ in Paris from 18 to 22 January 2016.

The event showcases a selection of innovations and inspirations among Givaudan’s key natural ingredients such as tonka beans from Venezuela, ylang ylang from Mohéli, vetiver from Haiti, patchouli from Indonesia and cistus from Spain.

Givaudan began pioneering an ethical sourcing approach in the fragrance and flavours industry a decade ago. Starting out with partnerships with local producers, the company today uses different sourcing models including its own collection networks.

Givaudan’s origination team creates a human chain from growers to consumers by deploying dedicated employees in the countries of origin, fostering best practice in sourcing and ensuring that producers and local communities benefit in the long term from supplying the industry.

Sourcing natural ingredients also provides new opportunities for creative stimulation and innovation. Exploring raw materials at the source and combining them with ingredients obtained through the latest techniques such as bioscience has led to innovations like Akigalawood, a new natural product derived from patchouli, and Roasted Tonka, an intense aroma obtained through an exclusive roasting process. These techniques provide Givaudan’s perfumers and flavourists new ways of working with naturals and further enrich the palette of over 200 of the highest quality natural ingredients that Givaudan offers its customers, including sandalwood, tonka bean, benzoin, vanilla, ylang ylang, lavender, vetiver, patchouli and cistus.

“We are proud to mark this milestone in our journey to sustainable natural ingredients. By taking a long-term approach to securing the most fragile natural supply chains and supporting local communities, Givaudan is working to create a virtuous circle in line with our 2020 strategy of responsible growth and shared success for customers, communities and the Company,” says Gilles Andrier, CEO.

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