In our sustainability reporting, we comply with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) from the version GRI Standards (2016), including the most recent updates from 2018, 2019 and 2020.
In doing so, we conform to the highest application level “In accordance – Comprehensive”, which means that we fully account for all the material topics. As an active member of the Global Compact, we adhere to its universal principles for responsible corporate management as well as to the sustainable development goals of the United Nations (SDGs). We actively contribute to achieving them along our entire value chain, from the generation of raw materials and product development to our customer relationships. The following chapters focus on our sustainable activities throughout these stages of the value chain. Sustainable partnerships and dialogue with our stakeholders are a central starting point and motivator for us – the following pages depict some of our internal and external partners and their perspectives along our value chain.
We have integrated all quantitative and qualitative transparency information, our strategic approach and the management concepts of our material topics into our Sustainability Record in accordance with the GRI and thus meet the requirements of the CSR Directive Implementation Law (CSR-RUG) pursuant to Section 289b (3) of the German Commercial Code (HGB). All information has been externally audited in accordance with the AA1000 Assurance Standard.
Focus on Corporate Report
Focus on Sustainability Record
The Sustainability Record of Symrise for 2020, which includes all key figures, facts and data in accordance with the GRI as well as references to the standards mentioned above, is available online and as a downloadable PDF on our separate microsite.
The complete Symrise CDP Questionnaire 2020 is also available on our website. All Symrise policies can also be downloaded there.
New Partnerships in 2020
Joining and signing the following new initiatives, commitments and collaborative alliances
Symrise takes a systematic approach to sustainability. Based on our materiality analysis, we regularly identify key issues that are important for our business and in relation to our impact on the environment, society and our stakeholders.Read more >
Goals and management of our sustainability topicsRead more >
We keep a sustainable view on every single stage of our value chain.Read more >