Standards and Audits
Our integrated management system is based on the international standards on quality (ISO 9001), environmental protection (ISO 14001), work safety (OHSAS 18001), sustainability (ISO 26000), energy (ISO 50001), social responsibility (SA 8000), the generally accepted audit standards of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and other recognized local standards that promote a continuous improvement in performance. We therefore rely securely at all corporate levels on exacting global quality, environmental, health, occupational safety and product safety standards.
Beyond the numerous existing requirements for the fragrance and flavor industry, we have made further commitments to additional standards – and work actively on their development. We do this as members of associations like the IFRA (International Fragrance Association) or the IOFI (International Organization of the Flavor Industry).
Symrise assesses the performance of its suppliers’ and contractual partners’ management systems as part of its supplier audits. With the help of the official and globally recognized platform SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), we assess the performance of our key suppliers on factors such as environment, health and safety, integrity and other ethical audit points. Symrise’s long-term goal is to assess all of its suppliers using this system. We also perform global audits to safeguard our supply chain (FSSC 22000).
Corporate Audit and the IMS audit regularly assess whether management requirements and national legal regulations are observed. External audits conducted by customers, authorities and independent certification organizations also provide confirmation to Symrise of the ongoing improvement being made to its management.
OHSAS 18001 Occopational Health and Safety (Symrise Holzminden [Symrise, Symotion, Tesium])
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