Governance | 102-26

Role of highest governance body in setting purpose, values and strategy

The direct responsibility for strategy lies with the Chief Executive Officer of Symrise AG, who receives regular reports on the progress of all sustainability activities. The Supervisory Board advises and oversees the Executive Board in the management of the company. It is involved in strategy and planning as well as all other decisions of fundamental significance to the company.

The Corporate Sustainability department coordinates our global sustainability management. Together with the business divisions involved, it develops guidelines and procedural instructions based on the global principles defined by the Executive Board and assesses compliance with legal requirements and obligations set by Symrise. The Executive Board and the Corporate Sustainability department define goals for the four focus areas (footprint, innovation, sourcing and care) that apply for the entire Group.