Symrise recognised for its environmental sustainability policies
Nonprofit organisation CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) has awarded ingredients and industry solutions business Symrise an a-rating for its work towards protection of forests and water sources.
The Holzminden-based group achieved the top ratings as part of a key study of major companies and governments, whose sustainability practices were collectively evaluated for their impact.
As Symrise noted, the assessment was based on goals, programmes and results related to ecological responsibility, which were submitted to CDP by more than 8,400 companies as well as numerous countries, regions and cities.
Symrise, which produces a number of applications for the confectioner and bakery sectors, has a long history of employing ambitious measures for the conservation of natural resources and serves as an outstanding role model for other companies.
Its contributions toward the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) play a decisive role in this context. In concert with the content of SDG 6, Symrise considers the availability of fresh, high-quality water to be absolutely essential for its activities.
The company has been dedicated to using water efficiently and reducing wastewater volumes and emissions at all its sites worldwide. It also stated that it aims to reduce both chemical oxygen demand in water and sensitive waste by 60% as compared with 2010 levels.
These comprehensive measures have now been recognised by the renowned nonprofit organisation CDP every year since 2016. The group assesses the completeness of disclosed data and the management of environmental risks by participants. A further criterion is evidence that the organisation plays a pioneering environmental role, such as setting ambitious goals, with a final rating between A-D bestowed upon those taking part in the initiative.
“Sustainable innovations are a fundamental part of our sustainability strategy,” says Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, CEO of Symrise. “We emphasise cutting-edge technologies so we can manufacture in a way that protects water resources and forests. In doing so, we also assume responsibility for future generations. Earning top ratings from CDP motivates us to maintain this course.”