Recently, DQS CFS GmbH—German Association for Sustainability conducted an independent audit and confirmed that the disclosures in the latest Symrise Sustainability Report 2015 are complete and correct according to the strict guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). This report now carries the “Trusted GRI Report—Externally Assured” seal.
“Since 2006, we have continually improved our sustainability reporting up to the GRI Level A,” explained Helmut Frieden, Ph.D., vice president corporate sustainability at Symrise. “At the same time, we annually integrate sustainability objectives and programs into our corporate strategy. The external certification from DQS is the next logical step and provides our stakeholders with additional confidence.”
Sustainability has a high value at Symrise and is seen in diverse areas—from resource-conserving and low-emission production methods to the company’s commitments on preserving biodiversity, helping their staff advance and maintaining socially equitable cooperation with suppliers from around the world. The company reports on these issues every year in its sustainability report.