The global environmental crisis and increasing social inequality are mutually dependent and amplify each other, posing major challenges for companies. In order to address these changes in an appropriate manner, sustainability must be an elemental part of the corporate strategy.

Sustainability has always been an integral part of our business model

We assume responsibility beyond the company itself, taking our customers, consumers, employees, society and the environment all into account. For us, this means we consider environmental and social conditions whilst working toward efficient production, maintaining a portfolio that helps meet the basic needs of a growing world population.

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world. These goals aim to reduce poverty, achieve social equity, protect the biosphere and conserve natural resources. As a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, we actively support the principles of responsible business outlined therein.

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The renowned non-governmental organization (NGO) Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) awarded us top marks in all three of the topics it examined – climate change, forests and water conservation. Only ten out of the 9,600 companies worldwide that took part achieved this, and we are the only one in Germany. This is one way we are pursuing the ambitious goal of being climate-positive starting in 2030.

This rating and others confirm that the commitment to sustainability at Symrise is also recognized externally.

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Our employees are passionate about implementing the Symrise motto ‘always inspiring more …’ every day. Every individual thereby contributes to the sustainable development of the company and the world around us.Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, CEO

A look back at 2022

Symrise experienced strong growth again in 2022. Whether it’s making the right investments at the right time, developing our own talented employees or responsibly handling important raw materials, our approach to sustainability is as diverse as our activities.

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