Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures
To ensure that all compliance requirements are consistently met, the need for training is regularly determined, and appropriate training courses are implemented. In addition to training courses where employees are present on site, internet-based training is also offered. This allows us to reach more employees in a shorter period. It also gives employees greater flexibility in terms of where and when they complete their training. Final tests ensure that the course material has been understood.
In addition to the requirements of their position, new Symrise employees are given comprehensive training on the fundamental principles of our Code of Conduct when they join the company. Our employees were regularly trained on workplace safety, health, environment, hygiene and compliance issues in 2016. Alongside this regular training, we invited about 1,250 employees to a training course on competition law issues in March 2016. In November 2016, another course was held on hazard recognition. About 2,500 employees participated. Finally, about 4,500 employees from Purchasing, Research & Development and Sales were trained on legal export-control issues in early December 2016.
In addition to the supplier questionnaire on the topic of corporate social responsibility, the suppliers for Symrise are also linked to our Code of Conduct, which prohibits corruption in all forms.