Symrise: we will achieve economic success through sustainability goals

Symrise: we will achieve economic success through sustainability goals

Ingredients maker Symrise has released its latest sustainability report, which highlights the company’s plans to achieve economic success through its sustainability commitment.

The report, named Diversifying Success. Successfully Diversifying, has highlighted key goals for the company including reducing its direct and indirect greenhouse emissions by a further 4 percent by 2020, as well as having 100 percent of its key suppliers evaluated according to sustainability criteria by 2020. This will allow the company to source its strategic raw materials from sustainable sources.

Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, Chief Executive Officer of Symrise AG, said in a statement, “The progress we have made with our Sustainability Record shows very positive development. One crucial element was the opening of our heat and power cogeneration plant this past summer. It is making a significant contribution to reducing our production-related emissions. As we want to continue cutting our CO2 emissions, we are also currently working on a new climate strategy.”

The company has committed to protecting the local environment from where it sources some of its ingredients as well as continuing with targeted development projects regarding its work with vanilla sourced from Madagascar and cosmetic ingredients from the Amazon region.

Likewise its recent acquisition of Renessenz in the past year has also put a focus on sustainable forestry with participation in the CPD Forest Program.