Energy | 103-1, 103-2, 103-3

Management Approach 2016 (Disclosure 103-1, 103-2, 103-3)

In order to produce our products, both we and our suppliers require a sufficient supply of energy, which is of course connected with CO2 emissions. In the face of climate change, we feel obligated to create an increasingly efficient energy supply. This will continue minimizing risks associated with rising energy costs, reduce our CO2 emissions and avoid any climate-related risk to our reputation, especially given increasing shareholder expectations.

That’s why we not only analyze our energy consumption and CO2 emissions inside our organization but we also analyze this along every link in the entire supply chain, including in our own products. All German sites have an ISO 50001-certified energy management system.

Again in 2018, we focused on decoupling our dynamic growth in various business units from their possible environmental impacts. We further optimized our energy balance in key areas through additional measures and building upon our energy aspect analysis, while placing a stronger focus on reducing emissions as part of Total Productive Maintenance.

Symrise treats CO2 emissions (Scope 1 and 2) as an important internal control quantity in our company’s sustainability management. We demonstrate our progress regarding resource conservation and emission reduction in a number of ways, one of them being our annual participation in the CDP independent investor initiative.

In the reporting period, Symrise also once again made an impressive showing in the CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project) rating. Despite considerably higher requirements for CDP rating participants, Symrise ranked once again at the very top in the categories climate and forests with the rating of “A–”. With the very good rating of “B”, we also reached a position ahead of other wellknown companies in the category water. Until August 2017, Symrise was the only company in the industry whose climate strategy was approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. Symrise thereby pledges to reduce its total greenhouse gas emissions by 17.5 percent by 2030. In addition, Symrise wants to ensure that suppliers who provide at least 80 percent of the entire purchasing volume of raw materials commit to their own climate targets and reduction measures. In doing so, Symrise is a role model in terms of climate protection in Germany and is acting in accordance with the resolutions of the UN Climate Conferences COP 21 in Paris and COP 22 in Marrakesh (see also 201-2).