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Supply chain

We manufacture our products using approximately 10,000 natural and synthetic raw materials from over 100 countries. These materials find their way into around 30,000 products worldwide. Overall, Symrise works with approximately 5,100 suppliers around the world. The majority of our suppliers come from the EAME region (Europe, Africa, and the Middle East).

We are constantly adapting the organizational structure of our purchasing department to the changing conditions on the market. Procurement at Symrise is organized in a decentralized manner in the three segments Flavor, Nutrition and Scent & Care. This way we can manage purchasing processes in a more targeted manner and continually optimize the supply chain. An established scorecard system supports purchasers with relevant key figures. In keeping with our sustainable sourcing policy, we rely on close and continuous cooperation with our suppliers, on social and ecological commitment locally, and on strategic partnerships with our key customers.

National and international standards and legal requirements on the protection of humans and the environment comprise a core component of Symrise’s purchasing policy.