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Management Approach

In order to produce our products, both we and our suppliers require a sufficient supply of energy, which is of course connected with CO2 emissions. In the face of climate change, we feel obligated to create an increasingly efficient energy supply. This will continue minimizing risks associated with rising energy costs, reduce our CO2 emissions and avoid any climate-related risk to our reputation, especially given increasing shareholder expectations.

That’s why we not only analyze our energy consumption and CO2 emissions inside our organization, but we also analyze this along every link in the entire supply chain including in our own products.

All German sites have an ISO 50001 certified energy management system.

Again in 2016, we focused on decoupling our dynamic growth in various business units from their possible environmental impacts. We optimized our energy balance in key areas via additional measures and placed a stronger focus on reducing emissions as part of Total Productive Maintenance.

CO2 emissions within our organization (Scope 1 and 2) act as an important control quantity in our company sustainability management.

We demonstrate our progress regarding resource conservation and emission reduction in a number of ways, one of them being our annual participation in the independent investor initiative CDP. In 2016, the investor initiative CDP awarded Symrise their highest rating, “A,” for our climate reporting. This result makes Symrise a leader in the energy and materials sector in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as in the MDAX®. It also makes it one of the top 100 companies in the world that CDP includes on its Climate A List.