- Evaluating the company’s sustainability framework and processes using the inclusivity, materiality and responsiveness criteria of the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles
- Evaluating the quality of the reported sustainability performance information.
For the second year in a row Symrise has engaged DQS to provide third party assurance over its sustainability report. After a thorough evaluation of the report, the assessors have come to the conclusion that the Symrise Sustainability Report is a credible and material representation of the Symrise sustainability record.The Assurance Process The Symrise Sustainability Report was published in accordance with the G4 framework of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), with the option “comprehensive”. This means that Symrise discloses all the relevant information and is fully accountable on all essential topics. For the actual assurance, the DQS team relied on the AA1000 Assurance Standard, a publicly available standard for third party verification. The assurance audit was conducted in accordance with a Type 2 assurance, which consists of: