Our Values, Goals, Responsibility

Shared values provide the basis for shared goals at Symrise: striving for economic success while taking on responsibility for the environment, employees and society. Sustainability is an in­tegral part of our business model. It provides us with tangible competitive advantages and secures the long-term success of the company.

Our integrated Corporate strategy for exciting taste and fragrance experiences and sustainable growth.

* goals until 2020: 19 – 22 %

Successful companies distinguish themselves through their strong corporate cultures. Symrise is a perfect example of this. Our employees, who work in more than 40 countries around the world, share common values as the basis for shared goals. Our values – our roots – describe the attitude and the team spirit we are committed to sharing with each other at Symrise. They explain the manner in which we want to achieve our goals.

Symrise is one of the world’s leading suppliers of custom fragrance, taste and nutrition solutions, many with health-promoting or nurturing characteristics. We want to further secure and expand this position by constantly being among the most profitable companies in the industry. Above-average sales growth, steady increases in efficiency and the continual optimization of the product portfolio are key levers for achieving this goal.

Symrise assumes responsibility that goes beyond the company itself. It takes its customers and consumers, its employees, society and the environment into consideration. Sustainability is a core component of the business model at Symrise. Our corporate strategy integrates economic ambitions with our four sustainability approaches: footprint, innovation, sourcing and care. In this way, we ensure long-term-oriented value creation and allow all of our stakeholders to participate in the company’s success.

Our special commitment is to global climate protection. Symrise has reported on its activities in this area on the CDP platform since 2006. In 2017, Symrise was one of the first companies worldwide to receive approval for its scientifically based climate targets. In addition, Symrise joined as a supporter of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in 2018, showing its dedication to expanding climate-related reporting. Further information on these activities can be found in the “Sustainability and Responsibility” chapter and at www.symrise.com / sustainability.

Our mission: What is our mission?

We develop customized fragrance and taste solutions, which often contain health-promoting or nurturing properties. We combine our knowledge of consumers’ ever-changing needs with creativity and groundbreaking technologies. In doing so we strive to ensure long-term-­oriented value creation and allow all of our stakeholders to participate in the company’s success.

Our vision: What drives us forward?

We take responsibility seriously, letting our creativity unfurl with a focus on the highest quality along with sustainable ­processes and products. This makes even the most everyday items a special experience for consumers and their loved ones. In this way, we fulfill our promise of “always inspiring more...” day after day.

Our strategy: What makes us successful?

The three pillars of our strategy translate the mission, vision and ­values into concrete goals. This allows us to ensure the success of our company both today and in the future.

Sustainability: How do we implement it?

We focus our sustainable and profitable growth on four ­objectives. That’s because we are paving the way for future generations with increasingly efficient processes and a portfolio that helps to meet the basic needs of a global population in terms of ­nutrition, health and well-being.

Our values: Who are we and what do we stand for?

Our values describe the attitude and team spirit we are committed to at Symrise. They explain the manner in which we want to achieve our goals.