Customer Health and Safety 2016 | 103-1, 103-2, 103-3

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

Every one of the 30,000 various Symrise products is subject to strict sustainability requirements. We develop individual sustainability concepts for every strategic product group - a unique approach in our industry. We concentrate our research and development activities particularly on the creation of products that contribute to satisfying human needs. Here an important focus is on green chemistry, natural raw materials and resource-efficient production processes along with innovative technologies.

Good manufacturing practice forms the general foundation for responsibly handling products and production processes. These guidelines serve to ensure quality in production processes and production environments and apply to the manufacturing of medicines and active ingredients as well as to the manufacturing of cosmetics, food and animal feed products. They are defined by the laws governing pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and foods.

Many requirements apply across product groups, such as quality requirements, clear product labeling and hygiene requirements. Moreover, legislators have passed corresponding regulations that define requirements specifically for individual product groups. Here, Symrise particularly differentiates between the product groups flavors, pharmaceutical agents and pharmaceutical additives as well as cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials.