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Protecting climate, water and forests

— Nonprofit organization CDP awards Symrise A- and B grades

— Symrise is one of the most sustainable companies in its industry

Sustainable business is very important to Symrise AG. This was once again confirmed in a rating from the established nonprofit organization Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The rating certifies that the company from Holzminden is taking a leading role in protecting climate and water.

Both in protecting the climate and forests, Symrise received an excellent grade of A-. The company’s careful use of water received a grade of B. This also corresponds to a top position.

In order to continuously improve its sustainability performance with respect to climate, water and forests, Symrise has made significant progress in 2018. Thanks to its comprehensive environmental management teams, Symrise has again improved the ecological efficiency of its operations. The company has implemented effective measures to reduce its CO2 emissions, to manage water resources more sustainably and to purchase increasing volumes of forest based raw materials from certified sustainable sources.

Ambitious commitment to sustainability

“We take responsibility for climate protection and want to continue to conserve as many resources as possible in our work,” said Hans-Holger Gliewe, Chief Sustainability Officer at Symrise. “We are pleased that the CDP recognizes our efforts. The positive rating motivates us to continue to consistently follow our chosen path.” The long-term commitment of Symrise has already received several positive ratings. In November 2018, the Holzminden-based company received the 2019 German Sustainability Award as Germany's most sustainable large corporation.

About the CDP

In order to achieve climate and environmental goals, politics and business must work together. Companies recognize this and are increasingly taking responsibility for the impact of their actions. Every year, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) assesses just how well business and politics are doing with their actions. The companies that are assessed should be able to demonstrate the activities they are taking to reduce greenhouse gases and responsibly use water and forests. They should additionally require their partners to do this, too, thus supporting resource conservation internationally along their supply chain. The CDP scores these results with four grades, with “A” being the highest and “D” the lowest.