Givaudan SA Company Profile

Givaudan SA Company Profile



Company Legal Name

Givaudan SA

Year of Incorporation



Chemicals manufacturer

Geographical Presence




Givaudan SA is a Switzerland based multinational company that is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of fragrance, flavours and cosmetic ingredients.

It is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, and fragrance and beauty. The company operates its business through the Fragrances and Flavours segments.

Flavours is the major revenue generating segment for the company that generated 55% of the total sales of the company in 2019.

Givaudan operates across the value chain of procuring raw materials, production and supply of the goods, conducting research and developing the innovative products and services and creating the new value for the company product portfolio.

The company's scents and flavours are developed for food and beverage makers, and also used in household goods, as well as grooming and personal care products and perfumes.

Givaudan uses ScentTrek, a technology that captures the chemical makeup of smell from living plants.

The company has locations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific.



Company Revenue (2020)

6,203 million CHF

Net Income (2020)

702 million CHF

CEO and President of the Board

Gilles Andrier

Number of Employees (2020)


Corporate Address

Chemin de la Parfumerie 5, Vernier, Geneve, 1214, Switzerland


Givaudan's 2025 strategy: Givaudan aims to create brands that are loved by consumers and eventually will focus on three key growth drivers for the next five years.

1. Expand the portfolio beyond flavours, fragrances, naturals, food ingredients and beauty products. 2. Extend customer reach to a rapidly changing and more fragmented customer landscape. 3. Focused market strategies responding to the growth forecast in global consumption and make number of investments in high growth markets to ensure greater proximity to its customers and develop further understanding of local consumer preferences.

Over the next five years, the Company intends to maximise mature market opportunities whilst at the same time extend its high growth market leadership, particularly in China.

With an experience of over 125 years and along with its subsidiaries and around 15,000 employees operating in 50 countries, the company generated sales of CHF 6.2 billion and a free cash flow of 12.7% of sales.

The company was incorporated in 1895 and is headquartered in Vernier, Switzerland.



Phone Number

41 22 7809053

Fax Number

41 22 7809090