The rating agency Vigeo Eiris named Symrise among the top 120 companies in the eurozone with outstanding corporate responsibility. The Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 index comprises companies with the best environmental, social and governance performance in the eurozone, based on 330 indicators from 38 sustainability drivers. Symrise has been on the Euronext Vigeo index, which is closely watched by sustainably-minded investors, since 2012.
For the third time in a row, Symrise was awarded gold status for outstanding sustainability management by the rating agency EcoVadis. Symrise achieved an overall corporate social responsibility rating of 72 of 100 points, far above the sector average of 43 points. This puts Symrise in the top 3 % of all companies evaluated.
The most unusual perfume of 2016 came from Symrise. The Fragrance Foundation bestowed its Perfume Extraordinaire Award upon the perfume Poppy Soma, which Symrise created for the Quartana Parfums collection Les Potions Fatales. Winning this extremely renowned prize underlines the aim of Symrise to work creatively and make life more pleasant through fragrances.
Symrise makes the cut, gaining inclusion yet again in the ETHIBEL Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe. The Belgian rating organization’s index includes companies that are leaders or pioneers in corporate social responsibility (CSR) in their respective branches.
The DQS – German Society for the Certification of Management Systems – honored Symrise with the German Award for Excellence for international social commitment. Symrise received the award for its commitment to grower communities in developing and emerging markets like Madagascar and Ecuador, where important raw materials such as vanilla, vetiver and other tropical plants are grown. Together with its partners, Symrise supports stable living conditions, education and health for the people and preservation of biodiversity in these areas.
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) counts Symrise as one of the top 25 companies worldwide with regard to sustainable business. For its efforts both in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and water protection, Symrise received the highest rating of an A. For its responsible approach to forest conservation, Symrise was awarded an A- on a scale of A to D. More than 6,300 companies, which represent 55 % of the world’s market capitalization, report their environmental data to the CDP. A substantial portion of institutional investors use this data to consider the important topic of sustainability in their investment decisions.
Symrise was once again among the companies receiving an award at the BSB Innovation Prize awards ceremony in London. First place in the category of “Cosmetics/Innovative Ingredients/Functionals and Recipients” went to the Symrise cosmetic ingredient Thermolat®. It can be used in a wide range of body, face and scalp care applications. The multifunctional anti-aging ingredient Dragosine® earned third place in the category “Cosmetics/Innovative Ingredients/Actives and Naturals”.
Two Symrise products received a PCHi Fountain Award at the 2017 Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade fair in Guangzhou, China. The anti-pollution raw material SymUrban®, which helps maintain the skin’s balance in heavily polluted air, received an award in the “Active Ingredients” category. The ingredient Thermolat® received an award in the “Functional Raw Materials” category. The ingredient creates a pleasant warming effect on the skin and significantly reduces negative side effects such as redness, burning or stinging.