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 ecological and social conditions, whilst working towards 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. Symrise makes effective contributions to the implementation of the SDGs in these key areas of activity.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Corporate Report 2018

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GRI Report - Symrise Sustainability Record 2018

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Corporate Report 2018 - extended online version

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With passion and drive, our employees live the Symrise promise of ‘always inspiring more’ every single day. In this way, everyone at Symrise plays a role in sustainably developing both our company and the world around them.Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, CEO

A look back at 2018

In 2018, Symrise again experienced strong growth. Be it the right investments at the right time, the development of our own talented employees or responsibly handling important raw materials.

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We understand that sustainability is one of the most important critical success factors for global industry players – in terms of operational excellence as well as direct customer/consumer expectations.Hans Holger Gliewe, Chief Sustainability Officer

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Aug 19, 2019

Symrise researches optimal vanilla cultivation methods in Madagascar

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Feb 4, 2019

Gold for Symrise: sustainability management honored

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Dec 7, 2018

Symrise is Germany’s most sustainable large corporation

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Dec 5, 2018

UEBT membership: Symrise strengthens its commitment to biodiversity conservation and ethical sourcing

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Nov 5, 2018

Making climate change financially measurable

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Oct 29, 2018

German Sustainability Award: Symrise reaches the finals

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Sustainability reports

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Corporate Report 2018

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Mar 14, 2018

Corporate Report 2017

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Mar 14, 2017

Corporate Report 2016

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Mar 8, 2016

Corporate Report 2015

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Dec 31, 2014

Corporate Report 2014

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Dec 31, 2013

Corporate Report 2013

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Our stories

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Sustainable citrus in Calabria, Italy

Awards and recognitions

Read about some of our latest awards, from sustainability advances to product innovation recognition

Contact

Friedrich-Wilhelm Micus
Director Corporate Communications

friedrich-wilhelm.micus@symrise.com

Hans Holger Gliewe
Chief Sustainability Officer
 

hans.holger.gliewe@symrise.com

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