Symrise sources around 10,000 different raw materials from more than 100 countries. The complexity of our supply chain is enormous. Our natural raw materials are sourced through a range of supply chains, often originating from fields, farms and forests in Africa, Asia and South America. Some of these strategic raw materials are used only in our industry.
Long-term growth is only possible if we continue to be in the position to ensure both raw material availability and quality, while remaining competitive when it comes to pricing. As social and environmental conditions influence the quality, availability and price of the raw materials we use, it is not just a question of responsible sourcing practices, but it is also in our own long-term commercial interest to establish and promote the highest environmental and social standards across all of our purchasing processes.
We pursue this approach with our responsible sourcing model, relying on long-term contracts and cooperation with our suppliers, on social and ecological commitment locally, and on strategic partnerships with our key customers.
You can read more about our progress in our corporate report or on this website.
|Challenges for Sustainable Sourcing||Requirements of our Stakeholders|
|Price Volatility of Raw Materials||Competitive Prices|
|Ensuring Product Quality||Environmentally Friendly Sourcing|
|Permanent Ability to Deliver||Local Sourcing|
|Local Sourcing||Socially Responsible Sourcing|
|Risks Brought on by Climate Change||Observance of Human Rights|
|Certification of Raw Materials|
|Traceability of Raw Materials|
Corporate Report 2014
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments to make about our sustainability efforts, we are at your service.