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Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavourings, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials for the perfume, cosmetics, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. The company operates in over 160 countries across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. It manufactures a product portfolio of more than 10,000 natural raw material items such as vanilla, citrus fruits, onions, fish, meat, blossoms and plants. Symrise's Flavour segment includes ingredients for beverages, sweets, dairy and snack food products. Solutions for probiotics, aquaculture, food and pet food fall under the Nutrition segment.

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Measurement area Score Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 5.8 / 10 #56


#1 11.3 / 30 #62


#1 5.6 / 30 #96

Social inclusion

#1 8.6 / 30 #82
Segment Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #24

Segment ranking summary

Among its peers in the agricultural products and commodities segment, Symrise ranks 24th. The company performs in the middle, or upper middle, grouping in all measurement areas, when compared to its peers, highlighting room for improvement. In nutrition, the company ranks in the top 40 where it currently lacks disclosure on key topics its peers have already begun to address, including promoting the accessibility and affordability of healthy foods and food safety. While the company ranks higher in environment, in the top 25, the company could improve its performance by disclosing more on promoting more sustainable sourcing practices, including optimising its fertiliser and pesticide use and improving soil health. Furthermore, in social inclusion, the company ranks in the top 20, due to providing some disclosure on key topics, including supporting farmers, upholding land rights and monitoring the health and safety of vulnerable groups in its supply chain.

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The core social indicators are part of the social inclusion measurement area. These indicators assess societal expectations of business conduct that companies should meet if they aspire to be part of a system transformation that leaves no one behind.

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Holzminden, Germany
Food and agriculture revenue USD
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Publicly listed
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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