Symrise has earned an A-grade in the climate, water and forests categories from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). This marks the second time the company has received A-grade scores in all categories.
Related: Symrise Receives High Marks from CDP
In the forest category, only 25 companies worldwide received a similar score, and 103 companies for the water category.
As Symrise looks to the future, the company hopes to run its operations climate-positive, which means it will work to contribute to the prevention of additional greenhouse gas emissions than those it produces. Additionally, the entirety of the supply chain, including raw materials, should be climate-neutral by 2045.
The company also plans to further optimize its freshwater resource consumption globally. It will place greater focus on sites in regions with a high level of water stress, however, like Spain, India, Egyptand Mexico. The company was able to accomplish this by 12% in 2021 compared to 2020.
"Effectively protecting the climate, water and forests will enable us to continue to operate sustainably in the future, thus making a contribution to people's well-being," says Bernhard Kott, chief sustainability officer at Symrise.
"We see this award as a confirmation of our efforts. We are delighted by this renewed distinction, which motivates us [to] continue on this path."