Symrise receives Triple A score from Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for sustainability performance by non-profit organization CDP. CDP measures commitment to protecting the climate, water and forests.
In order to receive the Triple A score, Symrise achieved the best possible result in all three categories (climate, water and forests). A record number of 13,000 companies participated this year. Symrise is the only company in Germany to receive this rating with a total of only 13 other companies accomplishing this award as well worldwide.
According to a release, in its evaluation process, CDP looks at whether the company in question stands out as an environmental pioneer, and considers the manner, in which it deals with environmental risks. Ambitious goals and transparency also have high priority. Based on the results, the CDP assigns grades from A to D.
Since 2020, Symrise has covered all its power needs worldwide by using renewable energies. The Holzminden-based company aims to run climate-positive operations starting in 2030 to help stop global warming. Symrise also uses water sparingly to help keep it available as a resource. By 2025, all production sites with a high risk for water shortages will improve their water efficiency by 15 percent compared to 2018.
Symrise follows the goal to source all raw materials sustainably in order to counteract deforestation. Accordingly, the company monitors suppliers and selects them based on sustainability criteria. Symrise commits to the conservation and reforestation of woodlands. The company wants local people to also benefit from all sustainability activities. For example, Symrise has expanded the sustainable and regenerative cultivation of patchouli in Indonesia, which also ensures a fair income for local farmers.
Bernhard Kott, chief sustainability Officer at Symrise shares, “Our philosophy: We consistently combine economic success with social responsibility,. We consider the impact of all our activities on our customers, consumers, employees, society and in particular the influences on the environment. This means we create sustainable environmental framework conditions, and at the same time we aspire to make our supply chain process increasingly efficient.”
Kott adds, “Our sourcing model also always keeps the local communities in mind. We see this as a contribution to global equity. It has served as a guiding principle for our activities for years. We are proud of the Triple A award, which motivates us to carry on along this path. We want to encourage other companies to follow in our footsteps.”