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Sustainability along the value chain

"We keep a sustainable view on every single stage of our value chain: from the cultivation and decomposition of our raw materials, our local partners and suppliers around the world, product development and optimi­zation of our manufacturing processes at the Symrise sites, and sale of our products to our customers and consumers. In doing so, we are guided by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.“


Mark Birch,
Head of Sustainability, Flavor

The 17 global sustainability objectives pave the way for sustainable development and provide the framework for what we as a company can and must achieve to guarantee successful operations in the future as well. Due to our broad positioning and our multilayered business model, we ultimately have to keep an eye on all of the goals. However, we are aware that we cannot tackle every goal equally but must focus on those where we can make the most effective contribution. On the basis of the SDG subgoals, we identified six SDGs (8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17) in 2018, with which we at Symrise, in collaboration