Our Integrated Management System is based on the provisions of the SA 8000 social accountability standard, which is binding throughout the company. This standard is based on the conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Humane working conditions, decent employment and due consideration for the social aspects of employment are the foundation for how we act at every site. Violations of children’s rights are not tolerated. We also require our suppliers to uphold basic human rights and to avoid all forms of child labor.
Once again in 2016, compliance with these criteria from DQS was externally verified at defined Symrise sites according to a Symrise audit plan.
In addition, several customers had independent certification organizations audit selected Symrise locations according to their own standards for social aspects.