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.

Our contribution to the UN sustainable development goals

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Two top “A” grades in the categories of climate and water and a good “A –” in the forest category: Symrise has earned a top position once again on the annual sustainability ratings issued by CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project). In 2023, the nonprofit organization evaluated a record number of 21,000 companies. By 2045, Symrise wants to be climate neutral across the entire group.

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

Sustainability ratings

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Financial Report 2023
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A look back at 2023

Symrise experienced strong growth again in 2023. 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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