By  on January 24, 2014

PARIS — Givaudan has finalized its first farming partnership initiative, which concerns patchouli sourcing in Malaysia. The Swiss fragrance and flavors supplier said Friday it has signed a long-term, exclusive agreement with local partner GaiaOne and Kebun Rimau SDN BDH in Borneo.“The partners have committed to develop sustainable plantations and local distillation of patchouli, an iconic natural raw material for both fine fragrance and functional perfumery, exclusively for Givaudan,” the company said in a statement. It added: “Since 2007, Givaudan has committed to a growing involvement at the source of natural fragrance ingredients, to secure iconic perfumery materials, ensure that production benefits farming communities and to encourage best environmental practices.”

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