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SHARING VALUES

The power of holistic action

Annual report 2020 Our Mission
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The power of holistic action — It takes strength to get things moving. Symrise draws its entrepreneurial strength from holistic thinking and action. We create inspiring fragrance and flavor experiences, develop innovative food ingredients and, with our products, contribute to well-being and a nice look. In doing so, we both use and preserve the wide variety of resources that nature provides. We work in international, interdisciplinary teams and foster long-term partnerships to gain new perspectives. We take into account the interests of different stakeholders when making decisions and embrace our responsibility for the environment and society. The strength we gain shapes and supports the sustainable growth of our company.
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Partnerships

To us, acting holistically means finding common perspectives with our partners that lead to new solutions and result in long-term added value for us all.

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Perspectives

We look beyond our own horizons because we cannot be indifferent to what happens outside our immediate reality. New perspectives also lead to new opportunities, which we seize consistently and courageously in order to achieve success for all parties.

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Generations

We think and act with a view to the long term. Because with everything we do, we take responsibility for the here and now as well as for future generations. This basic understanding guides us in our business decisions to grow constantly and faster than the market.

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Research

Because we think holistically, we create space for innovation. This sometimes results in realizations that lead to completely new, unexpected solutions in completely new fields of application. To make this freedom, this investigative spirit, this openness possible – that is our job. This is the only way to come up with minor and major innovations that enable lasting progress.

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Value creation

We consider everything from the beginning to the end of our value chains and enter into partnerships that pursue common goals based on shared values. This holistic view of the ecosystem surrounding us is an integral part of our understanding of sustainable growth.

Magazine 2020

Interesting insights into the world of Symrise

ESG CRITERIA

Symrise has defined its ESG (environmental, social, governance) performance as an important measure of success for all its business divisions. Each story in this magazine covers one or more of the focus areas that the company has derived from the ESG criteria: “society”, “good corporate governance”, “biodiversity”, “climate change” and “innovation and development.”

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The power of holistic action

Symrise grew for the 15th time in 2020 – despite the coronavirus and the global economic slump triggered by the pandemic.

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Energy? Save it!

Symrise continuously increases its eco-effi­ciency by focusing on innovations and ideas. Two examples show how.

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Vitamin Bomb

Acerola cherries come from northeastern Brazil. Symrise is now using them for a very special product.

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Rebirth of a longstanding brand

The lauded French brand Maison Lautier has been a part of the Symrise portfolio since the mid-1990s.

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Growing together

With the acquisition of ADF, IDF and IsoNova, Symrise has further expanded its portfolio within its Nutrition segment.

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Research inspired by 40,000 recipes

One of the major health problems globally is excess weight, which can lead to diabetes, cardiovascular illness, heart attacks or strokes.

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Purely a matter of taste

For animals in aquaculture to be fed in a way that is healthy, nutritious, and tasty, their feed must have functional ingredients.

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Our employees in focus

Four out of ten employees working from home, production facilities all over the world working around the clock, and on top of that the health concerns of our colleagues.

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Every bit is useful

One of the UN’s most important goals is to aim for responsible consumption and production. A small contribution to this is made by using raw materials more fully – for example through upcycling.

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Highlights 2020

Symrise has had a successful year. These successes allowed the company to grow in 2020.

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2030: Climate-positive

Symrise places sustainability at the center of its business strategy throughout the entire value chain and aims to become climate-positive starting in 2030.

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Meatless meat

Meat and dairy products have traditionally been a part of diets around the world, but increasingly the products that end up on our plates no longer need to come from animals.

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Scents you and your pet will agree on

What pets want or need does not always necessarily match the wishes of their owners. This also applies to perfumes and smells in pet care.

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The farmers in focus

In a globalized world based on communication and cooperation, a company can only be as good as its partners.

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On the road to an eco-friendly factory

In Colombia, Diana Pet Food, one of Symrise Nutrition business units, was previously represented by a single sales office.

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Six steps to success

Cosmetics originated in plant extracts. Even in prehistoric times, humans used botanicals for their effects on the skin and to increase their sense of well-being.

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A good nose

Consumers are increasingly placing value on products that are good for them and the environment.

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Wide-ranging commitment

Symrise initiated many projects and campaigns that focus on sustainability, occupational health and safety, and social responsibility. Here are just a few.

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Award-winning!

Symrise works sustainably, and this has been recognized by a number of organizations and competitions worldwide. Here are a few examples of awards the company received in 2019.

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