Symrise has opened its new production plant, Symrise Amazon Ecoparque, in Belém, Parà. The ingredients supplier invested over €5m to build the new 2,000m2 facility, establishing the location in the north of the Amazon region in close collaboration with its long-term partner Natura.
“At this facility we intend to bring the richness of the Amazon rainforest to the world’s beauty consumer,” said Achim Daub, President Scent & Care at Symrise in his opening speech. “This is an important step to sustainably developing and producing ingredients for cosmetics and fragrances.”
The plant will provide the raw materials producer with a rich variety of native flora and fauna and utilizes up-to-the-minute technology to minimize the impact on the environment. From air conditioning run on geothermal energy and botanical mineral filters to purify waste water, the plant integrates sustainability measures along the entire value chain.
The company is also committed to social and economic improvement in the region, donating a medical boat to give local communities better access to healthcare as part of the opening.