Employment | G4-LA1

Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover

Symrise acquired the French Diana Group in 2014. The number of employees for the 2014 fiscal year includes the newly acquired Diana Group, which has led to some significant changes in the figures compared to previous years.

Employee Turnover by Region and Gender*

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2013 2014 2015
Absolute
2015
REGION
Germany 1.1 % 1.2 % 30 1.1 %
EAME (not including Germany) 5.4 % 5.1 % 79 4.8 %
North America 3.9 % 8.2 % 65 6.7 %
Asia/Pacific 8.6 % 8.9 % 123 9.0 %
Latin America 6.9 % 4.8 % 130 7.6 %
Total 4.4 % 4.8 % 427 5.1 %
GERMANY BY GENDER
Women 0.5 % 0.5 % 9 0.3 %
Men 0.6 % 0.7 % 21 0.8 %
Total 1.1 % 1.2 % 30 1.1 %
WORLDWIDE BY GENDER
Women 1.9 % 1.9 % 179 2.1 %
Men 2.5 % 2.9 % 248 3.0 %
Total 4.4 % 4.8 % 427 5.1 %

* Basis: Core workforce and fixed-term employees, without apprentices; figures as of December 31 of the respective year; Diana included from 2014.

Omissions:
Regarding employee turnover, we see neither gender- nor age-specific trends. The age groups affected by turnover correspond to the overall structure of our workforce. A detailed breakdown of the turnover rate by age therefore does not make sense for Symrise.
Age and gender are not deciding factors when hiring new employees. Disclosures on newly recruited employees by region, gender and age are correspondingly not material for Symrise and are not listed.