Givaudan today launched its Sustainability Report 2011. Entitled Making Progress Together, the Report was externally assured by auditors Ernst & Young and confirms the progress Givaudan has made against its 2020 operational targets. Against 2009 baselines, water efficiency has improved by 13.8%; energy efficiency has improved by 7.8%; and CO2 emissions have reduced by 12.8%, per tonne of product. The company has also seen a 44% reduction in the rate of Lost Time Injuries across all manufacturing sites.
In addition to detailing progress against targets, the Report also contains the progress Givaudan has made against its mid-term sustainability KPIs. The Report was prepared using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Reporting Guidelines and externally assured by Ernst &Young. GRI has confirmed that Givaudan fulfills the requirements of Application Level B+.
Joe Fabbri, Global Head of Human Resources and Chair of the Givaudan Sustainability Programme, says: “While 2011 was focused on delivering against our sustainability commitments, it was equally important to reflect on the progress we had made and to ensure our efforts are aligned with key stakeholders. Our on-going dialogue with all audiences – ranging from customers and employees, to investors and suppliers – has been documented in this Report, which demonstrates that we are making considerable progress on our sustainability journey.”
The Report, which can be downloaded from www.givaudan.com, contains details of the sustainability progress made to date in each of the five key stages of Givaudan’s product life-cycle, as well as outlining plans for future improvement.