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Symrise Supports Climate-Friendly Post-COVID Economic Development

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Symrise, alongside 154 companies, is urging governments to take the latest findings of climate science and the goals of the Paris Climate Convention into account in their post-COVID recovery measures.

Symrise, as part of a unanimous opinion of a joint declaration under the leadership of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the UN Global Compact and the We Mean Business coalition, is urging governments to take into account the latest findings of climate science and the goals of the Paris Climate Convention in their post-COVID recovery measures.

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The signatories of SBTi’s declaration, “Recover Better”, ask governments to align their plans for economic reconstruction with climate targets. In addition, long-term incentives and increased investment in pioneering and sustainable technologies must be created.

The signatories are all members of SBTi and are pursuing ambitious climate goals derived from the guidelines of the Paris Climate Convention.

Symrise belonged to the first German companies to apply to be a member of the SBTi and was one of three German companies to meet the ambitious targets of the initiative beginning in 2018.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is putting the strength of the global economy to a test,” says Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, CEO of Symrise AG. “In addition to economic strength, climate protection remains an important goal, and also that we want to promote biodiversity more.”

“We must maintain the momentum of international climate protection efforts also in times of the pandemic,” Dr. Bertram explains. “Economic development packages should be geared toward the future and besides crucial measures for the economic recovery and the preservation of jobs, promote climate-friendly approaches.”