Track Record 2016Goals 2020

Symrise was successfully different again in 2016. Our sales grew faster than the relevant markets. We remain one of the most profitable companies in the industry. By expanding our network, we have strengthened our position in the emerging markets. We have increased our sustainability performance: By reducing our footprint, by practicing responsible innovation and expanding backward integration, and by increasing our attractiveness as an employer. We’re well on the way to reaching the goals that we have set for 2020.


Economy

16 % sales growth at local currency
(2016 – 2020 goal: CAGR 5–7 %)

21.5 % EBITDAN margin
(2016 – 2020 goal: 19–22 % annual EBITDA margin)

43 % share of sales for emerging markets
(2020 goal: > 50 %)


Footprint*

- 5.4 % reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1+2)
(2016 – 2020 goal: Reduction of 4 % per year)

- 17.2 % reduction of chemical oxygen demand in wastewater
(2016 – 2020 goal: Reduction of 4 % per year)

+ 0.9 % increase of sensitive waste volume
(2016 – 2020 goal: Reduction of 4 % per year)


Innovation

48 patents submitted
(2016 – 2020 goal: > 25 patents per year)

Integration of the key goals of the UN Biodiversity Convention into research and development

23 sustainable biodiversity based product innovations from the Amazonian Rainforest and Madagascar developed


Sourcing

86 % of main suppliers based on procurement volume rated according to sustainability criteria
(2016 – 2020 goal: Raise this share by 4 percentage points every year; 2020 goal: 100 % share)

41 strategic supply chains certified

100 % of palm oil requirement procured from sources certified as mass balance” or “segregated”, in accordance with our Palmoil Policy
(2020 goal: 100 % of raw materials and derivatives from palm oil sourced from sustainable sources that follow our Palmoil Policy)


Care

38.3 % Share of women among Symrise employees worldwide
(2020 goal: 40 %)

21 % Global share of women in upper management

3.8 MAQ** accident frequency
(2020 goal: MAQ < 2.0)


* All figures relative to the value created and excluding Pinova / Renessenz
** MAQ = work accidents (> 1 lost day) x 1 million / working hours