April 09, 2018

Symrise Retains its Leading Position in the Ethibel Sustainability Index Europe

— Company’s sustainability performance confirmed once again
— Independent rating agency assesses commitment to environment and society

The Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Europe has reaffirmed Symrise as a sustainable company. The fragrance and flavoring manufacturer from Holzminden impressed the international sustainability experts of the Belgian nonprofit organization “Forum Ethibel” once again with its commitment. The index includes 200 companies from throughout Europe.

Symrise racked up points in all four reviewed categories. These include internal social policy, environmental policy, external social policy and ethical-economical policy. The index uses data from Vigeo Eiris, a leading European sustainability rating agency, which evaluates companies, countries and public institutes according to a catalog of criteria. The index is reviewed twice a year based on this data and adjusted as needed.

 

Environmental Protection Along the Value Chain

“The inclusion of Symrise in the ESI Europe once again is an important confirmation for us that we are on the right path with our corporate sustainability management,” says Hans Holger Gliewe, Chief Sustainability Officer at Symrise. “The aim of sustainable corporate development is an integral part of the Symrise corporate strategy. We work hard on this every day. It is our express goal to continue to be one of the most successful and sustainable manufacturers of fragrances and flavorings in the world.”

How Symrise drives sustainable activity successfully is detailed in the recently published Corporate Report “Unfolding Strengths.” By last year, the company had already reached its objective of reducing its carbon emissions in relation to value added from 2010 to 2020 by one third. Symrise has also achieved palpable success once again in other key figures, such as the reduction of sensitive waste and increased resource efficiency.

 

About Symrise

Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials, as well as functional ingredients. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements and pet food.
Its sales of approximately € 3 billion in the 2017 fiscal year make Symrise a leading global provider in the flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented in more than 90 locations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America.
Symrise works with its clients to develop new ideas and market-ready concepts for products that form an indispensable part of everyday life. Economic success and corporate responsibility are inextricably linked as part of this process. Symrise – always inspiring more ...
www.symrise.com

 

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Email: christina.witter(at)symrise.com

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