Symrise received two of the prestigious Innovation Awards at the 2016 Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade fair in Shanghai. The active ingredients SymCare® and SymMollient® W/S were both recognized with awards. SymCare® is a solution especially designed for sensitive-skin products. SymMollient® calms the skin.

The DQS – German Society for the Certification of Management Systems – honored Symrise with two German Awards for Excellence. Symrise received prizes in the Responsible Sourcing category and in the Life Cycle Assessment category for the eco-scorecard that it designed.

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has confirmed Symrise’s spot in its Climate A List. Of the thousands of companies worldwide that report their climate data to CDP, only 9 % make it into this top category. In addition, Symrise was recognized in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) as a leading company in the sector of energy and raw materials, as well as in the MDAX® with regard to the transparency of its climate activities and with regard to its goals, strategies and measures when it comes to combating climate change. Symrise also counts as the only one among its peers of large flavor and fragrance companies that reports completely on the topics water and forest. In each of these categories, the company has received an A-rating, which puts it in a leading position in the industry.

At the 2016 German Sustainability Awards, Symrise was named one of the five most sustainable large corporations in Germany. The panel particularly recognized Symrise’s systematic sustainability management, its ongoing improvements to both the supply chain and its own operations as well as its measures to protect biodiversity.a

The rating agency EcoVadis awarded Symrise the “Gold” status in recognition of its corporate social responsibility for the second time in a row. EcoVadis compares business performance in the areas of the environment, social aspects, ethics and sustainability in the supply chain.

The Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) in the USA recognized one of Symrise’s long-time research partners with a renowned scientific award: Prof. Dr. Veronika Somoza received the US research award “Excellence in Flavor Science” in October 2016. Ms. Samoza is Head of the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Bioactive Aroma Compounds in Vienna, which researches flavoring substances that influence the body’s ability to absorb energy from food and provide a greater feeling of fullness. The laboratory is supported in part by Symrise.

The stock exchange Euronext and the rating agency Vigeo Eiris confirmed Symrise’s inclusion in the Euronext Vigeo index: Europe 120 in December 2016. This makes Symrise one of the 120 companies in Europe with the best achievements in the ESG area (Environmental, Social and Governance). The agency tests up to 330 indicators twice a year to measure the performance of European companies on environmental, social and governance factors.

Symrise makes the cut, gaining inclusion on the ETHIBEL Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe. This means Symrise counts as an industry leader for corporate social responsibility (CSR).

In the spring of 2016, the SymSlim® concept developed by Symrise was named to the finalists of the “NutraIngredients Awards 2016” in the category “Ingredients of the Year – Weight Management”. SymSlim® comprises flavoring substances that generate a greater feeling of fullness when eating and thereby combat the growing problem of obesity. In long-term studies, SymSlim® positively influenced the weight and, in particular, the body fat ratios of participants.