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Employee training on human rights policies or procedures

Our Integrated Management System is based on the provisions of the SA 8000 social accountability standard, which is binding throughout the company This standard is based on the conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Humane working conditions, decent employment and due consideration for the social aspects of employment are the foundation for how we act at every site. To keep our employees informed about existing compliance requirements and to ensure they adhere to them, we provide training sessions on site as well as a growing number of online training sessions. The tests that follow the training sessions show whether the participants have understood the content. New Symrise employees are also comprehensively informed about their position-related requirements and our Code of Conduct. Once again in 2015, we invited our employees to a Code of Conduct course that also covered human rights aspects. The training program also included topics like occupational safety, health, the environment, hygiene and compliance. Along with ongoing training, in 2015 we once more trained those employee groups that, due to their responsibilities, are more exposed to the risk of misconduct (such as Marketing, Sales, Purchasing, Customer Service) as well as employee groups that can act as multipliers for the training content within the company.