Awards 2018

… and the winner is: Symrise

Germany’s most sustainable large corporation 2019

An ambitious program for climate protection, high levels of engagement in shaping the supply chain and our commitment to preserving biodiversity convinced the jury of the German Sustainability Award: Symrise was honored in December 2018 with first place in the category “Germany’s most sustainable large corporation 2019.”

“Symrise not only uses its significant influence to secure biologically based raw materials for its own needs. It also supports threatened ecosystems with its comprehensive sustainability management, which has been implemented in all core processes of the company,” the jury noted in its decision. “The company realized early on that the need for natural and sustainably produced raw materials is constantly growing, and that these materials are also threatened by climate change and the decline of biodiversity.”

Chief Executive Officer Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram represented the entire company and its employees in accepting the German Sustainability Award at a gala ceremony in Düsseldorf from Federal Minister for the Environment Svenja Schulze. “We are delighted to win this award and are proud of what we have achieved and the special recognition this has drawn,” says Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram. “The honor confirms our strategy and motivates us to continue clearly pursuing our sustainability goals.”

Since December 2018, Symrise AG has been a component of the ECPI® indices. ECPI analyses the ESG performance (environmental, social, governance) of listed companies and makes indices available to the capital markets in order to better integrate non-financial information into the investment process. ECPI’s research currently covers 4,700 companies and 200 government issuers worldwide.

Symrise was once again among the companies to receive an award at the 2018 BSB Innovation Prize awards ceremony in Amsterdam. First place in the category “Most Innovative Raw Materials – Functionals” went to our multifunctional ingredient SymGuard®CD for personal care products. The fast-acting antibacterial and biodegradable ingredient protects the consumer’s skin and the cosmetic product itself. The ingredient SymControll™Care won second place in the category “Most Innovative Raw Materials – Actives.” Extracted from green microalgae, it strengthens the skin barrier, makes skin look less oily and has a calming effect.

Symrise makes the cut, gaining inclusion yet again in the ETHIBEL Sustainability Index (ESI) Europe. The Belgian rating organization’s index includes 200 companies that are leaders or pioneers in corporate social responsibility (CSR) in their respective branches.

Once again, in 2018 Symrise received the coveted Green Company Certificate given by DQS CFS GmbH / the German Association for Sustainability. The certificate confirms that Symrise fulfills international standards for sustainability and possesses an effective environment management system.

The FTSE4Good index includes the securities of companies that are particularly committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR). The Symrise share has been included in the index, which is closely watched by investors, since the end of 2015. At a regular audit in June 2018, Symrise received very good evaluations in numerous categories including the areas of anti-corruption, climate change, corporate governance and occupational health and safety.