We believe that economic success, sustainability and social acceptance are inextricably linked. Symrise’s corporate strategy is based on the three pillars of growth, efficiency and portfolio. It incorporates aspects of sustainability at all levels in order to enhance the company’s value over the long term and minimize risks. In line with our integrated corporate strategy, aspects of sustainability are supported by goals and measures along the four pillars: footprint, innovation, sourcing and care. In this way, we are making sustainability an integral part of our business model and turning it into a clear competitive advantage.
Responsible HR policy is part of our corporate culture: It conveys goals and establishes common values. It also includes further qualification and training for our employees, promoting diversity among the workforce and enhancing the compatibility of professional and private life.
Our Integrated Management System is based on the provisions of the SA 8000 social accountability standard, which is binding throughout the company and derived from the conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on Children’s Rights. Humane working conditions, decent employment and due consideration for the social aspects of employment are the foundation for how we act at every location.