We have invested, acquired and successfully integrated. Now we’re gradually displaying the benefits of our innovative business portfolio. In other words: unfolding strengths.

2017 was yet again a successful year for Symrise. For the twelfth year in a row we achieved very satisfactory increases in sales and earnings, especially in terms of organic growth. The Group increased sales by 3.2% to €2,996.3 million. Excluding portfolio and currency effects, organic sales growth even amounted to 6.3%. Symrise profited especially from the dynamic performance of the Flavor and Nutrition segments and strong demand in the EAME and Latin America regions.

Despite further investments into our expansion, volatile exchange rates and rising raw material prices over the course of the year, we operated yet again highly profitable. The Group raised its EBITDA by 1% to €630.3 million. With an EBITDA margin of 21.0%, Symrise exceeded its 20.0% target and was once again one of the most profitable companies in the industry.

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Financial Report 2017


A year of highlights 

Our highlights across a sustainable, financially successful year

Our 2017 track record, our 2020 goals

We track our successes across five key areas: Economy, Footprint, Innovation, Sourcing and Care. In each area, our 2016 achievements show that we’re well on course to reach or exceed our 2020 goals.


In 2017 we made further progress in achieving our sustainability objectives

We document our achievements using the international standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for reporting on our non-financial and sustainability-related performance and since 2016 we also adhere to the CSR Directive Implementation Law.

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Interim Group Report January-June 2017


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