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Europe: Givaudan joins council on sustainability

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Givaudan has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a global organisation of over 200 businesses and partners working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

The company will also participate in the council’s newly launched program, ‘Food Reform for Sustainability and Health’ (FReSH).

The FReSH program was launched in November 2016 by the WBCSD together with the EAT Foundation, a global initiative linking food, health and sustainability policies, with the purpose of accelerating transformational change in global food systems.

To achieve its ambitious goals, FReSH will draw together key stakeholder groups including 25 leading global companies, policy and scientific experts such as the distinguished Lancet Committee.

The group will work to establish targets for healthy and sustainable food systems.

“Clear science-based targets will help businesses create ambitious yet implementable solutions, which can then be brought forward to guide policy makers to provide the framework for local or global food systems transformation,” said Peter Bakker, president and CEO, WBCSD.

In line with Givaudan’s sustainability commitments and supporting its 2020 strategic pillar of growing with customers, Givaudan will work as a member of the WBCSD and FReSH towards the project vision of reaching a healthy, enjoyable diet for all, produced responsibly within planetary boundaries.