December 2016

December 14, 2016

The Undisputed Cosmetic Preservative: Effective Concepts for Product Protection – Symrise Launches SymOcide® C

The launch of SymOcide® C provides cosmetic manufacturers with an effective and safe alternative to preserve their products. Symrise is offering the cosmetic preservative o-Cymen-5-ol (p-thymol) under the brand name... more »

December 07, 2016

Symrise AG: Executive Board contract of Heinz-Jürgen Bertram extended ahead of schedule until 2022

The Supervisory Board of Symrise AG has again renewed the contract of CEO Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram ahead of schedule for a further five-year term until 2022. Under his leadership, through the focused streamlining of the... more »

November 2016

November 28, 2016

Symrise on Top in 2016 German Sustainability Awards

The fragrance and flavoring manufacturer Symrise is one of the five most sustainable large corporations in Germany, according to a panel of twelve experts of the 2016 German Sustainability Awards. The globally operating... more »

November 23, 2016

Symrise, Unilever and GIZ join forces with Save the Children

Vanilla supplier Symrise, Unilever, and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have joined forces with Save the Children to help improve the livelihoods of vanilla farming communities in the... more »

November 02, 2016

Symrise optimistic for full year 2016

Symrise AG continued to benefit from strong demand and high capacity utilization in the third quarter. This enabled the Group to seamlessly continue the dynamic growth trend from the first half of the year. In the... more »

November 02, 2016

Symrise AG and DRT sign agreement regarding the acquisition of Pinova Inc.

Symrise AG and DRT have signed an agreement regarding Pinova Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of specialty resins and chemical intermediates headquartered in Georgia, USA. DRT will acquire Pinova Inc. and its... more »

October 2016

October 25, 2016

Carbon Disclosure Project 2016 – Symrise in the Climate A List Yet Again

Symrise AG successfully retained its position in the Climate A List of this year’s CDP climate change reporting for the German-speaking region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland – known as the DACH region). This... more »

October 17, 2016

Symrise Nominated as Germany’s Most Sustainable Large Corporation 2016

Symrise has been nominated for the 2016 German Sustainability Award. The company focuses in particular on preserving biodiversity and ecosystems so as to be able to sustainably use bio-based raw materials, energy, soil... more »

October 06, 2016

Hair Care PLUS: Symrise Presents Two Hair Care Programs at in-cosmetics in São Paulo

At in-cosmetics 2016 in Saõ Paulo from October 5 to 6, Symrise presents two approaches to hair care, with the launch of the KeraSymTM family of active hair care ingredients to nurture and protect hair and the launch of... more »

September 2016

September 20, 2016

Symrise adds two members to its Executive Board

Symrise AG is adding two members to its Executive Board in response to the dynamic development of its business. Effective as of October 1, 2016, the Supervisory Board has appointed Heinrich Schaper (60) and Dr. Jean-Yves... more »

September 14, 2016

Symrise: Notable Sustainability

For the second time running, EcoVadis has awarded the fragrance and flavoring manufacturer Symrise gold status for its responsible corporate business practices. In terms of ecological, social and ethical sustainability,... more »

August 2016

August 19, 2016

Modern Scent for Cologne Cathedral Brings Inspiration and Calm to Video Game Fans

Alongside the video game and entertainment electronics trade fair, gamescon, Cologne Cathedral is transforming itself into a sense-tingling center of tranquility from Thursday to Saturday under the title of “SilentMOD.”... more »

August 17, 2016

Welcome to the World of Vanilla: Symrise Launches Vanilla Website

“Have you ever wondered where the vanilla in your favorite ice cream comes from?” The newly launched website answers this and other questions related to vanilla, Madagascar and the connection of... more »

August 11, 2016

Symrise determinedly pursues growth course and expansion of business activities

Symrise AG determinedly continued its successful course in the second quarter of 2016 and achieved substantial increases in sales and earnings. The Group benefited from strong demand in both segments. Growth was moreover... more »

August 09, 2016

Symrise Sources Cosmetic Ingredients and Fragrances from the Amazon Certified Sustainably

Symrise Amazon in Brazil is the first manufacturer of cosmetic ingredients, fragrances and flavors in Latin America certified by the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT). As an independent body, UEBT audited and certified... more »

July 2016

July 11, 2016

Notable Sustainability: Symrise Receives Two “German Awards for Excellence” for Sustainability Management

Symrise, the globally operating company based in Holzminden, received two prizes at the German Awards for Excellence. The fragrance and flavoring manufacturer took home awards in the Responsible Sourcing and Life Cycle... more »

May 2016

May 10, 2016

Symrise off to a strong start in 2016

The fiscal year 2016 has started off well for Symrise AG. The Group recorded dynamic demand from customers in both segments and across all regions, realizing gains in sales as well as earnings. Moreover, US-based Pinova... more »

May 02, 2016

Sustainability Requires Transparency: Symrise Reports According to Global Reporting Initiative Standards

How does Symrise’s work impact the environment, society and the economy? Since 2006, the fragrance and flavoring manufacturer has been reporting these impacts in its annual Sustainability Report. Recently, DQS CFS GmbH –... more »

April 2016

April 14, 2016

Symrise opens its own site in Iran

Symrise opens “Symrise Parsian” – its own site in Tehran, Iran, on April 14, 2016. This move strengthens the Company’s presence in the Middle East, establishing it as a pioneer among multinational companies. Symrise will... more »

April 08, 2016

Storyline Launch: Better Living through Scent
Symrise Fragrance Division Shapes New Era in Fragrances

“We exist to deliver better living through scent.” This is the key message of the new storyline of the Fragrance Division of Symrise and advances it into a new era of fragrances. It highlights the rich heritage and... more »

April 06, 2016

DQS successfully concludes Assurance Review of Symrise Sustainability Report

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... more »

March 2016

March 31, 2016

Winning Ingredients for Skin Soothing: SymCare® and SymMollient® W/S Win Awards at PCHi 2016

Two cosmetic ingredients from Symrise took home a PCHi Innovation Award 2016 for Active Ingredients. SymCare® addresses the needs of sensitive skin and is suitable for use in face and body care products. SymMollient® W/S... more »

March 21, 2016

Symrise AG: Achim Daub reaffirmed in his role as Executive Board member ahead of schedule

The Supervisory Board of Symrise AG has extended the contract of Executive Board member Achim Daub ahead of schedule until the end of 2021. Achim Daub has been part of the Executive Board since 2006 and since then been... more »

March 08, 2016

Symrise generates substantial gains in sales and earnings in 2015

Symrise AG was once again among the fastest-growing and most profitable companies in its sector in 2015. The Group experienced strong demand in both segments and all regions and increased sales by 23 % (18 % at local... more »

February 2016

February 29, 2016

High Impact Masterpieces for Scented Creations: Five Juniors Successfully Pass Symrise Perfumery School Exams

Five Junior Perfumers of the Symrise Perfumery School have successfully passed their exams and have been named Perfumers effective immediately. About four years ago, they had embarked into the fascinating world of... more »

February 22, 2016

Inspiration from Far-off Fragrant Worlds: Symrise Perfumers Journey to Madagascar on a Scent Expedition

For the second time, a group of perfumers traveled to Madagascar. They researched raw materials, sought out inspiration for fragrance creations and developed unique qualities that are superior to standard materials. They... more »

February 08, 2016

Cosmetic Ingredients Division of Symrise strengthens Senior Sales Management

The Cosmetic Ingredients Division of Symrise has strengthened its sales force to deliver tailored services to its European customers. Andreas R. Hofmann was assigned the position of Regional Sales Director Cosmetic... more »

January 2016

January 08, 2016

Two Industry Experts Joining the Cosmetic Ingredients Division of Symrise

Symrise is reinforcing its Cosmetic Ingredients division with two strategic additions. Arnaud Bellon has joined the division as Senior Vice President Global Head Botanicals and Colors. Caroline Baptiste has become Global... more »



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