Innovation & DevelopmentConsumers are increasingly placing value on products that are good for them and the environment. Symrise has fulfilled these preferences in recent years by developing relevant innovations in all divisions. In the Scent & Care segment, one program in particular addresses this issue: “Act for Good” pioneered by Consumer Fragrances Business Unit, focuses on new standards in the production of scent molecules that are used in cosmetics, detergents and cleaning products.
The Act for Good program gradually and systematically transforms customer desires into new products. The program starts out with the chapter “Act for Me”. Consumers want the scents in their cosmetics to have natural origins but not to trigger allergies. This is not always easy with natural substances, because essential oils are often highly allergenic. Symrise thus develops hypoallergenic solutions that contain few to no substances that can cause irritation. In addition, the company uses an increasing number of raw materials from organic farming which are produced according to the highest possible sustainability practices and are certified with the recognized COSMOS label.
Symrise uses green chemistry methods, ensuring that natural resources arenʼt overused in the first place and that byproducts from other production processes are used.
The second step is called “Act for Others”. Consumers want the people who cultivate the raw materials for their care products to also be able to enjoy better lives. An example of this is Symrise’s Madagascar light house program, which serves as the company’s basis for the realization of many other initiatives worldwide. Symrise works with non-profit organizations in various countries, like UEBT (Union for Bio Ethical Trade) to support health care systems and schools and to improve cultivation methods. Another important point: All new products contain no animal-based ingredients and are vegan.
The final step is called “Act for the Planet”. If environmental balance and biodiversity are to be maintained, not every substance can come directly from nature, as nature is limited. Symrise uses green chemistry methods, ensuring that natural resources aren’t overused in the first place and that byproducts from other production processes are used. This results in molecules that not only come from renewable sources but are also naturally biodegradable. Overall, Symrise has used these methods in recent years to bring hundreds of substances to market in the areas of Fragrances, Aroma Molecules and Cosmetic Ingredients.
Fragrances should be of natural origin but not trigger any allergies.
The aim is for raw material suppliers to lead better lives.
If environmental balance and biodiversity are to be maintained, not every substance can come directly from nature because resources are limited. Therefore, Symrise uses green chemistry methods in order to avoid having to deplete natural raw materials.
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