4. Ethical Sourcing of Raw Materials

  1. Amarjit Sahota

Published Online: 6 DEC 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118676516.ch4

Sustainability: How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Up

Sustainability: How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Up

How to Cite

Sahota, A. (ed) (2013) Ethical Sourcing of Raw Materials, in Sustainability: How the Cosmetics Industry is Greening Up, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118676516.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 DEC 2013
  2. Published Print: 27 DEC 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119945543

Online ISBN: 9781118676516



  • Beraca;
  • environment;
  • ethical sourcing;
  • Givaudan;
  • raw materials;
  • sustainability


This chapter provides case studies of two companies: Givaudan and Beraca. Givaudan, the world's leading fragrance and flavouring company, gives details of its Naturals Sourcing programme. Beraca, the frontrunner in ethical sourcing projects in Brazil, shares some its pioneering projects in the Amazon. Most of the natural ingredients Givaudan uses are right at the heart of the fragrance business. With raw materials as one of the five ‘pillars’ of its corporate sustainability programme, Givaudan works towards an ultimate aspiration of ‘sourcing raw materials in ways that preserve the environment, stimulate the development and wellbeing of communities, and safeguard the efficient use of precious resources’. Environment responsibility is a strong value that has driven all Beraca's activities, developing a corporate culture based on principles such as equity, transparency and ethics. Beraca ensures the control and follow-up of the origin and any changes to the product, throughout the production chain.