Ethics and integrity | G4-56

Organization's values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics

Shared values are the basis for Symrise’s sustained success. Excellence, creativity and commitment are our keys for outstanding performance and innovative products. We closely link our economic goals with our everyday responsibility for the environment, employees and society. Only when our interactions with each other are rooted in integrity can we create lasting added value for all. As a result, our values pave the path for us to become the most successful company in our industry in the long term and help us to inseparably combine business success, sustainability and social trust with each other.

A compulsory guiding principle for all employees is our Code of Conduct. Developed in 2006, we update it regularly – most recently with fundamental changes in 2014. The Code references ethical and legal challenges that can arise in the workplace, as part of business relationships or when handling information. It regulates behavior with key Symrise partners and ensures transparent and reliable processes. In the interest of all employees and the company, we react swiftly to violations against the Code and rectify their causes. Misconduct is consistently prosecuted in accordance with the applicable national laws.