Sustainability &

In our sustainability reporting, we comply with the 2021 GRI Standards version of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, including all updates from previous years.

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 (SDGs) of the United Nations. We actively contribute to achieving them along our entire value chain, from the generation of raw materials and product development to our customer relationships.

We act sustainably throughout these stages of the value creation process and with regard to our material topics. This chapter focuses on the four topics for which we bear particular responsibility and on which we have significant influence. Sustainable partnerships and dialogue with our employees and stakeholders are a main starting point and a motivation for us. With this in mind, the following pages present the perspectives of several of our internal dialogue partners on the topics identified by means of a materiality analysis and the biggest challenges associated with them.

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.

Publications on sustainability in 2022


Focus Corporate Report

  • Integrated corporate strategy
  • Central non-financial management key figures
  • An overview of sustainability management
  • Focus on key topics and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Sustainability rankings and ratings
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Focus GRI Sustainability Record

  • All key figures and information are in accordance with the GRI standards
  • Non-financial report pursuant to Section 289b (3) of the German Commercial Code (HGB)
  • Progress report for the Global Compact
  • SFDR Index with Principal Adverse Impact indicators
  • TCFD Index with references in the CDP questionnaire
  • SASB Index on reporting requirements covered
  • Explanation of the EU taxonomy

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GRI Sustainability Record 2022

The complete Symrise CDP Questionnaire 2022 is also available on our website. All Symrise policies can also be downloaded there.

Symrise Sustainability approach

90 %

of our suppliers1 integrate water into their strategies and long-term business targets.


40 %

reduction of our Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions between 2016 and 2022

88 %

of our strategic biological raw materials derived from sustainable sources

1 Share based on our suppliers defined as strategic in the reporting year who participated in the CDP Supply Chain Program

2022 highlights

New partnerships in 2022

Following new initiatives, commitments and collaborative alliances joined and signed

  • Renewable Carbon Initiative
  • Low Carbon Transition Project
  • ProSpecieRara

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