Madagascar: Ginger cultivation for vulnerable farmers
Additional crops are sometimes cultivated in order to increase family income. To this end, a project was developed in partnership with WHH (Welt Hunger Hilfe), a German non-governmental organisation specialised in rural economic development.
Jordan: Soap workshop for women in a refugee camp
The civil war in Syria that started in 2011 has caused millions of people to be displaced within the country or forced into exile. Many Syrians live in neighbouring Jordan as refugees, whether in villages or in special camps. The Za’atari camp in the north of the country is one such home to 80,000 people.
Brazil: Healthy nutrition and awareness about blindness
Programmes with the Instituto Givaudan aim to teach healthy nutrition habits to schoolchildren, teachers and parents and to create awareness about blindness and support the visually impaired.
Argentina: School canteen & orchard for rural families
Child nutrition remains a concern in many rural areas and, in this context, school canteens that provide balanced food may represent the most important meal of the day for many children.
Givaudan and the Givaudan Foundation receive Conservation International’s Hero Award for Tonka Bean programme in Venezuela
Givaudan and the Givaudan Foundation receive Conservation International’s Hero Award for Tonka Bean programme in Venezuela where the aim of the project is to empower local communities to conserve 150,000 hectares of forests in the Caura Basin.
Indonesia: School libraries to nurture love of reading
By 2020, five libraries were opened in patchouli-growing villages on Sulawesi island and vetiver-growing area, on Java island. These libraries serve as stepping stones for the school children on their way to education.
2018 Annual Report
In the five years of its existence, the Givaudan Foundation has contributed to more than 40 projects in 14 countries. This translates into 17,000 people directly benefitting from the different activities that have been rolled out.
The Givaudan Foundation has published its 2018 Activity Report
The Givaudan Foundation has published its 2018 Activity Report which outlines progress in its support for education, health and the environment and in creating awareness about the three causes that the Foundation champions: communities at source, blindness and family nutrition.
Colombia: Health & nutrition workshops for vulnerable families
A family programme to promote better alimentary and health practices in daily life for small children through appropriate hygiene, feeding and eating practices.
France: Scented garden for visually impaired schoolchildren
The creation of a didactic, aromatic and vegetable garden at the INJA School to be used as a learning tool aims at providing new ways of helping visually impaired children and teenagers in their intellectual development and discovery of the world.
Mexico: Vision campaign for schoolchildren
A screening programme to detect children with vision defects, provide good quality spectacles and offer medical treatment where needed.
2017 Annual Report
Through the projects the Givaudan Foundation supports, our objective is to help communities where Givaudan is active and rise to the challenges they face so they may have better and sustainable long-term prospects.
Sulawesi: Training for sustainable patchouli production
The Givaudan Foundation funds a comprehensive project for patchouli producing communities comprising the installation of energy efficient distillation stills to reduce firewood consumption, the plantation of firewood to protect natural resources.
Board of Trustees André Hoffmann President Matthias Währen Trustee Simon Halle-Smith Trustee Silvio Mirra Secretary Management Team Matthias Währen Board of Trustees representative Laetitia Vuillemenot Operations manager Abegue Oyono Project coordinator Ueli Karrer Project
Mexico: Nutrition infrastructures for orphans
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH), Spanish for ‘Our Little Brothers and Sisters’, is an institution present in nine Latin American countries that cares for vulnerable children living in extreme conditions and strives to offer them a loving and safe family environment.