Symrise again certified as green

The German Association for Sustainability, has again certified Symrise as a green company. The association stated that the fragrance and flavouring manufacturer satisfied international requirements of the Global Conformance Program.  Symrise is therefore allowed to use the Green Company label over the next three years.

Symrise-green-companyDQS recognises companies that actively and demonstrably minimise the effects of their economic activities on the environment as green companies. The audit focuses on the companies’ management systems, which are used to promote greater environmental friendliness in individual business units and reduce potential environmental risks. At Symrise, the audit involved the research and development unit as well as production and distribution of all its ingredients.

Symrise has been focusing its business strategy on sustainability for several years and has set itself high environmental standards. ‘We are delighted that the independent auditors at DQS have once again recognised this commitment,’ says Hans Holger Gliewe, CSO of Symrise. The company is constantly pursuing environmental protection and resource conservation along the entire value chain to reduce negative environmental impacts. Cost reduction and increasing efficiency are closely linked to environmental management at Symrise, Gliewe notes. ‘The acknowledgment of our improved environmental performance since the last audit is additional encouragement to continue on the path we have taken.’