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Management Approach

Symrise has committed itself to safeguarding human rights – for our own employees as well as those of our external partners. By signing the United Nations Global Compact, we officially announced our active support for the protection of international human rights.

Upholding human rights for our employees is our top priority. 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 of how we act at every site. The abuse of employees’ rights or work safety provisions is illegal and is not tolerated in any form at Symrise. We attach great importance to participation by employee representatives in the spirit of partnership. A clear commitment to freedom of association and the right to membership in a labor union are a matter of course for us. Around the world, the overwhelming majority of our employees are covered by collective bargaining agreements. Independent auditing companies regularly confirm compliance with these regulations on social responsibility.