»We aim to create innovative solutions that respond to needs that have arisen in nutrition, health and well-being.
In our journey to meet this goal, we always keep future generations in mind, from prioritizing social responsibility to creating technologies fit for the future and using processes that save and conserve resources.
With passion and drive, our employees live the Symrise promise of ›always inspiring more…‹ every single day. In this way, everyone at Symrise plays a role in sustainably developing both our company and the world around them.«
A good example is our raw materials supply. If we’re successful here, it benefits the environment, society and us as a company. One of our biggest goals is to have all of our strategically important raw materials generated sustainably by 2020. We’ll be pursuing several approaches to achieve this, including monitoring the cultivation and processing of important raw materials. In this way, we can ensure the availability of high-quality materials as well as guarantee sustainable cultivation.
We’re often involved directly in regions from which we source our raw materials, including Madagascar for vanilla, the Amazon region for fragrances, Ecuador for bananas and Germany for onions – and we’re constantly expanding this principle. We also think it’s important to dedicate ourselves to protecting the environment and, in particular, maintaining biodiversity at all our sites and those of our suppliers. It’s only by preserving nature’s diversity that the world can maintain its balance – and it goes without saying that we, our customers and consumers benefit from nature’s bounty, including its countless fragrances and flavors.
Having promptly established ourselves as a leading company in the industry over the past seven years, our goal can only be to consolidate and expand this position. This, of course, conforms to our focus on growth. We want to achieve this not by being hasty but instead by implementing a well-thought-out and, more importantly, sustainable strategy. One aspect of this is our desire to make our many different areas of expertise much more interconnected, which promotes synergies. We can address brand-new customer groups with the new products that come from these connections. And that makes it all the more important for us to allow our researchers and developers plenty of scope for innovation. More and more often, innovations these days are based on methods of green chemistry and biotechnology in product development. At the same time, research needs to be perfectly aligned with the markets, which we can ensure through tight-knit networking within the company along the entire value chain – and this is where we come full circle. These days, innovations primarily occur because we know the customers and consumers so well. This is where Symrise excels.
As a success story. As a company we’ve done excellent work as well as made exceptional use of the financial market instruments. In this way, we’ve managed to more than double our sales, profit and net income during this period as well as increase the company value, which has also benefited our shareholders. Rather than resting on our laurels, this success has encouraged us to continue along our sustainable journey.