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Information on employees and other workers

At the end of 2019, the Symrise Group had 10,264 employees worldwide, not including trainees and apprentices (excluding Probi). A strong, stable workforce that supports and advances our company is very important to us. We place great value on the training of new employees and the continuing education of our existing staff. Therefore, we predominantly employ permanent employees (97.0 % of our workforce). Only a small number of employees have fixed-term contracts (3.0 % of the workforce).

Women account for approximately 34.5 % of permanent employees in Germany which remains unchanged; of fixed-term employees, women account for 27.0 %. At our locations outside of Germany, employees work almost exclusively in full-time positions in accordance with the respective local labor laws. In Germany, there are 465 employees who work part-time. This amounts to around 16 % of our German workforce. All key activities at Symrise are performed by employees and thereby by supervised workers of the Symrise Group. In 2019, the percentage of temporary workers at Symrise, including Diana, was approximately 2.3 % of the workforce. At Symrise there are no noteworthy fluctuations throughout the year in the number of employees, such as seasonal workers. The following information is based on our global, monthly headcount reporting as well as our annual diversity data reporting, which comprises the following countries: Germany, France, USA, Singapore, China, India, Brazil and Mexico, thereby encompassing a total of at least 7,500 employees.

Global employees (headcount) by contract type and working hours*

2016 2017 2018 2019 Change in
2019
Permanent contracts
Full time 8,005 8,270 8,721 9,308 6.73 %
Part time 563 633 659 707 7.28 %
Total 8,568 8,903 9,380 10,015 6.77 %
Fixed-term contracts
Full time 338 346 283 298 5.30 %
Part time 38 33 31 27 -12.90 %
Total 376 379 314 325 3.50 %
Total
Full time 8,343 8,616 9,004 9,606 6.69 %
Part time 601 666 690 734 6.38 %
Total 8,944 9,282 9,694 10,340 6.66 %
*Basis: employee figures (headcount, not FTE), not including temporary workers, apprentices and trainees and without Probi, as of December 31 of the respective year. Small differences in the totals may be present due to rounding.

Employees (FTE) by Region*

Region 2016 2017 2018 2019 Change in
2019
Germany 2,586 2,669 2,737 2,767 1.09 %
EAME (not including Germany) 1,876 2,063 2,135 2,209 3.46 %
North America 1,339 1,358 1,458 1,931 32.44 %
Asia/Pacific 1,424 1,441 1,476 1,498 1.49 %
Latin America 1,719 1,716 1,841 1,859 0.98 %
Total (excluding apprentices and trainees) 8,944 9,247 9,647 10,264 6.39 %
Apprentices and trainees 148 140 140 137 -2.14 %
Total 9,092 9,387 9,787 10,401 6.27 %
* Basis: full-time equivalents (FTE), not including temporary workers or Probi, as of December 31 of the respective year. Small differences in the totals may be present due to rounding.