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Symrise Joins WBCSD for Sustainable Fragrance Development

Published on 2017-04-17. Author : SpecialChem

GENEVA -- Symrise AG has joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Symrise Joins WBCSD for Sustainable Fragrance Development
Symrise Joins WBCSD for Sustainable
Fragrance Development

Meeting Sustainability Targets

WBCSD has welcomed Symrise as its newest member. Symrise is among the global leaders in the market for flavors and fragrances and is represented in over 40 countries worldwide.

Company Symrise CEO, Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram stated:

“In our journey to meet our sustainability targets and developing both our company and the world around them, this collaboration is an important step. We share a commitment to the principles for sustainable development and we are really looking forward to support and inspire the activities of the WBCSD.”

Sustainable Fragrance Business

Peter Bakker, CEO and President of WBCSD said:

“The commitment of Symrise to sustainability in its business model, in tandem with WBCSD’s network of forward thinking businesses, gives this partnership the potential for real impact. I am particularly excited about working with Symrise on our Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH) program. By committing to sustainability in fragrances and flavorings, Symrise offers true value in our efforts to accelerate transformational change in global agricultural production systems.”


WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses and partners working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. It helps make its member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies.

Its member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees. Its global network of almost 70 national business councils gives our members unparalleled reach across the globe. WBCSD is uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver impactful business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues.

About Symrise

Symrise is one of the global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials, as well as functional ingredients. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements and pet food.

Its sales of more than € 2.9 billion in the 2016 fiscal year make Symrise one of the leading global providers in the flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented in over 40 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America.

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