Eder Ramos, global president of the Fragrance division at Symrise, took on a nonprofit position in June when the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) nominated him to serve a three-year term as its president. The international nonprofit organization promotes responsible sourcing of natural raw materials. Member companies commit to steps that provide good working conditions along the supply chain and protect biodiversity. UEBT supports and verifies these efforts.
In his role as president, Ramos will serve as the external representative of the UEBT Board of Directors. The board is comprised of member company representatives, as well as independent experts. Prior to his nomination, Ramos was already a member of the board as treasurer of the organization; he also chairs UEBT committee meetings.
Ramos brings 40 years of experience with fragrance and cosmetic ingredients in a multinational environment to his position. At Symrise, he assumed leadership as a regional and division head in Europe and Latin America and served as global president of Cosmetic Ingredients. Ramos attaches particular importance to ethical supply chain management—the Fragrance division’s natural raw materials, which Symrise sources worldwide, are fully traceable.
Bernhard Kott, chief sustainability officer at Symrise, said, “Sustainability forms an integral component of our corporate strategy. We especially want to make our supply chains sustainably environmentally friendly and socially equitable. Organizations such as UEBT help with this, and we support their work through our membership.”
Ramos said, “I am pleased to be nominated president of UEBT and delighted with the trust that has been placed in me. In my new position, I would like to further promote the responsible creation of supply chains in our member companies. Symrise serves as my model.”