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Strong roots,
new paths

Corporate Report 2019

Strong roots, new paths  —  Symrise benefits from its strong roots and its determination to continually forge new paths. The challenges presented by climate change, limited natural resources and societal change can only be overcome through unified, immediate action. In close collaboration with our partners along the entire value chain, we develop new concepts that make both sustainability and economic success possible. The main goals for Symrise are to make our corporate activities climate-positive by 2030 at the latest and to meet the ambitious ESG requirements of our stakeholders with a high degree of transparency. By achieving profitable growth in a sustainable way, we will secure the future viability of our company.

Interview:
Strong roots,
new paths

In 2020, Symrise will continue to combine its resources and skill sets in new ways to ensure it stays successful and sustainable, says CEO Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram in this interview.

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We create the greatest possible transparency on the subject of sustainability through our comprehensive reporting in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

A hemp
success story

At the “Hemp Day,” Symrise demonstrated how the ever more important raw material can be sustainably cultivated and processed.

“In South Africa, Symrise works closely with local fruit processors and farmers to obtain authentic citrus flavors for the Group's flavor portfolio.”

A mighty little flower

Clove is an important raw material for Symrise. The company has developed a process in Indonesia that conserves resources when cultivating the spice.

Bittersweet and multitalented

In the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal grows a fruit whose flavor and fragrance is used in food and beverages, cosmetics, household cleaning products and perfumes: the grapefruit. The company is dedicated to working closely with suppliers of the agricultural sector in the region.

Changing times in talent management

In order to support young employees and keep them committed to Symrise for the long term, the company has developed a digitally supported process that meets the challenges of a quickly changing world.

A strong partner
for vanilla

In collaboration with Unilever and a number of non-governmental organizations, Symrise has launched the project “Vanilla For Change,” which benefits vanilla farmers in Madagascar and young people in England.

2019 Highlights

Symrise has had a successful year. These successes allowed the company to grow in 2019.

Fragrances from Big Data

Symrise developed two perfumes for the Brazilian cosmetics giant O Boticário – nothing new – and the creative process was supported by algorithms and artificial intelligence. The “Philyra” project gives us a glimpse into the future.

Ecologically optimized

The eco-design matrix developed by Diana Pet Food analyzes, measures and optimizes the environmental performance of products all along the value chain. This changes the company’s environmental footprint, from the development of raw materials to purchasing, research and development, production and logistics.

Rating: extremely valuable

The concept of the circular economy is growing in importance worldwide. In many areas, Symrise is applying principles that take byproducts of production and use them to manufacture valuable products.

Second life

Symrise has implemented the first application of Sulfacid® technology in the fragrance and flavor industry. Exhaust fumes from production are desulfurized at the plant in Jacksonville, Florida. The environment benefits from this and Symrise also saves on costs.

Looking for the best solution

Symrise invests globally in new industrial facilities and renovations and expansions of existing production sites. The Symrise subsidiary Tesium is responsible for many of the plans and supervises all the sites from Holzminden.

Award-winning!

Symrise works sustainably, and this has been recognized by a number of organizations and competitions worldwide. Here are a few examples of awards the company received in 2019.

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Starke Wurzeln,
neue Wege

Unternehmensbericht 2019

Strong roots, new paths  —  Symrise profitiert von seinen starken Wurzeln und dem Willen, immer wieder neue Wege zu gehen. Die Herausforderungen, die der Klimawandel, die Begrenztheit natürlicher Ressourcen und gesellschaftliche Veränderungen an uns stellen, sind nur durch gemeinsames, rasches Handeln zu meistern. In enger Zusammenarbeit mit unseren Partnern entlang der gesamten Wertschöpfungskette entwickeln wir neue Konzepte, die zugleich Nachhaltigkeit und wirtschaftlichen Erfolg ermöglichen. Zentrale Ziele von Symrise sind, unsere unternehmer­ischen Aktivitäten spätestens ab 2030 klima­positiv zu gestalten und den ambitionierten ESG-Anforderungen unserer Stakeholder mit hoher Transparenz zu begegnen. Indem wir profitables Wachstum auf nachhaltige Weise erreichen, sichern wir die Zukunftsfähigkeit unseres Unternehmens.

Interview:
Starke Wurzeln
neue Wege

In 2020, Symrise will continue to combine its resources and skill sets in new ways to ensure it stays successful and sustainable, says CEO Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram in this interview.

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Erfolgsstory
Hanf

At the “Hemp Day,” Symrise demonstrated how the ever more important raw material can be sustainably cultivated and processed.

 

Bittersweet
and multitalented

In the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal grows a fruit whose flavor and fragrance is used in food and beverages, cosmetics, household cleaning products and perfumes: the grapefruit. The company is dedicated to working closely with suppliers of the agricultural sector in the region.

 

We create the greatest possible transparency on the subject of sustainability through our comprehensive reporting in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

 

A mighty
little flower

Clove is an important raw material for Symrise. The company has developed a process in Indonesia that conserves resources when cultivating the spice.

 

Changing times
in talent management

In order to support young employees and keep them committed to Symrise for the long term, the company has developed a digitally supported process that meets the challenges of a quickly changing world.

 

A strong partner for vanilla
für Vanille

In collaboration with Unilever and a number of non-governmental organizations, Symrise has launched the project “Vanilla For Change,” which benefits vanilla farmers in Madagascar and young people in England.

 

Highlights 2019

Symrise has had a successful year. These successes allowed the company to grow in 2019.

 

Fragrances from
big data

Symrise developed two perfumes for the Brazilian cosmetics giant O Boticário – nothing new – and the creative process was supported by algorithms and artificial intelligence. The “Philyra” project gives us a glimpse into the future.

 

Ecologically optimized
für Vanille

The eco-design matrix developed by Diana Pet Food analyzes, measures and optimizes the environmental performance of products all along the value chain. This changes the company’s environmental footprint, from the development of raw materials to purchasing, research and development, production and logistics.

 

Rating: extremely valuable

The concept of the circular economy is growing in importance worldwide. In many areas, Symrise is applying principles that take byproducts of production and use them to manufacture valuable products.

 

Looking for
the best solution

Symrise invests globally in new industrial facilities and renovations and expansions of existing production sites. The Symrise subsidiary Tesium is responsible for many of the plans and supervises all the sites from Holzminden.

 

Second
life

Symrise has implemented the first application of Sulfacid® technology in the fragrance and flavor industry. Exhaust fumes from production are desulfurized at the plant in Jacksonville, Florida. The environment benefits from this and Symrise also saves on costs.

 

Award-winning!

Symrise works sustainably, and this has been recognized by a number of organizations and competitions worldwide. Here are a few examples of awards the company received in 2019.