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Management Approach

We view global diversity as an irreplaceable source of natural raw materials and an inspiration for new flavors, fragrances, and functional and active ingredients. Because we are dependent upon nature’s productive energies, the preservation and sustainable use of biodiversity represent an existential interest to Symrise. At the same time, our core business can be potentially affected by any impact on biodiversity. Given this, we specifically focus on our suppliers’ cultivation of sustainable soil and forestry, their gathering of wild plants and our own environmentally relevant emissions at all our production sites.

Our signature on the Business & Biodiversity Pledge from the UN Convention for Biodiversity means that we’ve committed ourselves to implementing an operational biodiversity management system that supports the core objectives of the UN Biodiversity Convention. This comes in addition to the biodiversity agenda we published in 2014.

Symrise’s Corporate Sustainability department serves to guide the implementation of the requirements arising from the Business & Biodiversity Pledge and the Symrise Biodiversity Agenda in all our divisions. Our strategic NGO partners are also assisting in the implementation.