A number of internal and external formats and channels enable Symrise to maintain a lively dialogue with its stakeholders. We receive important input on possible improvements via a continual dialogue with our employees, e.g., through regular feedback. Our strengths and weaknesses are evaluated as part of regular employee engagement surveys. No survey was conducted during the reporting period, but we will be conducting one in 2016.
With the help of the SEDEX platform, we have also maintained close contact with numerous raw material suppliers on ethical topics since 2011. We keep our customers and investors up-to-date on developments within our company with road shows and innovation days.
We take the concerns of our neighbors at our sites very seriously and keep them informed via informational events and regular neighborhood newsletters. We also have established a 24/7 environmental on-call service.
We not only maintain a regular exchange of information with nongovernmental organizations but have also entered into strategic partnerships on specific topics in order to generate sustainable value for society and the environment. The expectations of our stakeholders shared with us via these interactions inspire us and form the basis for our work.