Management Approach 2016 (Disclosure 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)
For Symrise, transparency and credibility are the basis for a reliable and constructive relationship with the company’s key stakeholders: employees and colleagues, customers and suppliers, shareholders and investors, neighbors and society, national and local governments as well as government agencies, the media and the concerned public. In order to ensure uniform and exemplary actions and conduct, we continue to adhere to the Code of Conduct, which was introduced in 2006 and fundamentally revised in 2016. This Code of Conduct applies to the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board and to all Symrise employees in Germany and abroad, i.e., to managers and all employees in the Group equally. The Code of Conduct – a binding fundamental principle – defines minimum standards and sets out behavior enabling all employees to cooperate in meeting these standards. The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to help all employees cope with the ethical and legal challenges of their everyday work and provide them with guidance in conflict situations. In the interest of all employees and the Group, noncompliance with standards will be investigated and their causes remedied. This means that misconduct will be consistently prosecuted in accordance with national laws.
Our Code of Conduct has been made permanently available on Symrise AG’s website.