Transparency and credibility form the basis for a reliable and constructive relationship with all stakeholders. In accordance with our “Sharing Values” approach, we have once again ascertained that we’ve achieved a high social value in this year’s materiality analysis. In order to ensure uniform and exemplary actions and conduct within the company, a Code of Conduct was devised in 2006 that applies as a binding guiding principle equally to all Symrise employees in Germany and other countries, i.e., to the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board, as well as to Group managerial staff and employees. This Code of Conduct was fundamentally revised in 2016 and adapted to the latest developments. The Code of Conduct defines minimum standards and sets out behavior enabling all employees to cooperate in meeting these standards. The purpose of the Code is to help all employees cope with the ethical and legal challenges of their everyday work and provide them with guidance in conflict situations. In the interest of all employees and the Group, noncompliance with standards will be investigated and their causes remedied. This means that misconduct will be consistently prosecuted in accordance with national laws.Our Code of Conduct has been made permanently available on Symrise AG’s website.