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Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews

Symrise conducts an open and honest dialogue with its employees on a global basis. We have created a performance review for this purpose. All of the approximately 7,150 employees of the worldwide Symrise Group receive feedback once a year regarding their performance and the skills that they used to achieve their goals. Individual development goals that are derived from this feedback are established by the supervisor and the employee for the following year and documented in a development plan.

Our performance and talent management software program, which was introduced worldwide, supports this process. Currently 9,400 active employees are registered in this system with their performance and development activities. With this system, we help our supervisors manage their personal development work efficiently.

In our production areas, the performance review is conducted on a team-wide basis outside the software tool.

Since all Symrise employees (100 %) take part in annual performance reviews with their supervisors and the reviews also reflect personal career development, a breakdown by to gender is not necessary.