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Human resources - an interview with Dr. Iñigo Natzel

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A World Tour Through Scent

Come with us and explore 11 different countries.

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The rise of 'pet parenting'

How to stay at the forefront of an evolving pet food and pet care industry.

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Green chemistry: the power and the possibilities

Transforming natural and renewable by-products into high quality ingredients. From orange peel to oral care. Production of authentic-tasting concentrates.

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Cracking the Code of Nature

It’s six-thirty on a Tuesday evening and William, a content strategist in London, is waiting patiently to maneuver his shopping kart into the first aisles of his busy, local supermarket.

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Unfolding Strengths

The 2017 fiscal year was the twelfth consecutive year in which Symrise grew profitably. CEO Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram continues to look to the future with optimism.

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Bergamot à la Symrise

For Symrise, responsible operations and business success go hand in hand. To achieve its sustainability objectives, the company has first turned its attention to its more than 10,000 raw materials sourced from all over the world, among other things.

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Entrepreneurial Spirit and Innovation

Symrise bought the British company Cobell because it fits perfectly into the corporate strategy. The fruit and vegetable juice supplier has excellent access to and vast knowledge about natural raw materials.

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All about the Berries

Cranberries have been known to be beneficial for one’s health for centuries. They are said to provide cell protection as antioxidants and to help preventing urinary tract and bladder infections.

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Fine fish food

Fish is popular, and stocks are dwindling. As an alternative to wild-caught fish, more and more of the animals in the market are from aquaculture.

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Help for Learning and Life

The Symrise subsidiary at the Indian site in Chennai has been supporting the Government Higher Secondary School Sholinganallur for the past 2 years.

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Responsible Diversity

The finest perfumes and household cleaners require fragrances that smell as good as possible for as long as possible. In addition to being safe for people and the environment, they should be sustainable and increasingly manufactured using green chemistry methods.

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Sustainable HR Work

Over the years, Symrise HR employees at all of the sites around the world have increasingly aligned their work with the company’s sustainability strategy.

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Small Ideas, Huge Effects

Symrise achieved the ambitious climate goals it had set itself for 2020 four years ahead of schedule. The company isn’t resting on these laurels, though, as is evident from the many awards and certifications.

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Queen of the Kitchen

About 8 % of all Symrise products contain onion juice concentrates or onion extract as a highly aromatic ingredient. It is an important raw material – and its significance continues to grow.

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Awards 2017

The rating agency Vigeo Eiris named Symrise among the top 120 companies in the eurozone with outstanding corporate responsibility.

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Go Digital

Symrise is investing € 1.5 million in the digitization of its HR work.

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How is Symrise “diversifying success and successfully diversifying”?

Symrise has set itself some ambitious goals in terms of business development.

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Human resources - an interview with Dr. Iñigo Natzel

Approximately 5,400 employees – which is 80 % of staff – took part in the large-scale Symrise employee engagement survey in 2016. That alone is a huge success, according to Dr. Iñigo Natzel.

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The Fragrance of Forests

The acquisition of the US company Renessenz as part of Pinova Holdings is taking Symrise’s Aroma Molecules division to new levels.

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Everything’s bananas!

Diana Food produces high-quality fruit and vegetable powders, flakes and purees in Ecuador.

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Partner­ship for Outstanding Products

Farmers in northern France are growing red beets by the truckload.

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WASH in School

Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram (standing, 8th from the right), CEO of Symrise, visited the project during his travels through Asia.

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Of bees and biodiversity

Symrise maintains a bee colony not far from its headquarters in Holzminden.

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Social Petwork

Diana Pet Food acquired a stake in the social network Yummypets in 2016.

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New Raw Materials and Products Sourced from Nature’s Diversity

Symrise has been sourcing its vanilla directly from growers in Madagascar since 2004, and is committed to supporting the farmers there.

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Fragrances for the world

For those who wear them, perfumes are more than just a fine fragrance.

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Sharing Values and Goals

Symrise and Natura are two companies that operate ­according to the same principles.

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Sustainability in Pictures

Diana held a photo competition with the categories “humans and the environment,” “climate,” “proximity and local dynamism,” “responsible consumption” and “renewable energies” in connection with the European Sustainable Development Week in early June 2015.

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The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

When teams from different areas collaborate, successful and forward-­looking projects are often the result.

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Endless Diversity

For the past two years, Symrise has been actively ­identifying new raw materials in northern Brazil and developing products from them for the global cosmetics market.

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Latino America

In a few decades, Hispanic-Americans will become the largest ethnic group in the United States.

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Perfect Addition

In January 2016, Symrise acquired the US-based com­pany Pinova Holdings and its subsidiaries Pinova and Renessenz.

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Rendezvous

The successful integration of Diana into the Symrise Group was not a sure thing: Two globally operating companies with different techno­logies, products and customers had to come together and develop common goals, processes and strat­egies.

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A Science in Its Own Right

How to increase the performance of pet food? This is the question Diana Pet Food experts ask themselves every day.

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Innovative Spirit

At Symrise, a lot of great ideas are born when people work together each day on the same project.

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Refreshing, innovative and moving towards a healthier product range

For the drinks in the IKEA store beverage stations, Symrise developed eight mixtures of natural flavors and extracts that provide ­refreshment and new tastes with 50 % less sugar and fewer calories.

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Crossing Boundaries

More than 120 employees at Symrise are currently working at sites outside their home countries.