Given the nature of the industry, the topic of facility safety at Symrise is of vital importance, especially in the local communities where our sites are located. Because local situations and needs vary, the specific measures to be implemented at the individual sites are guided by on-site systems and working groups. Our subsidiary TESIUM bundles our competence concerning the safety of our systems, thereby ensuring the protection of staff, environment and host communities in Germany. All our worldwide sites follow obligatory Corporate Guidelines, which have been coordinated with the Executive Board, that contain an approach to the safety of systems and ensure the protection of employees and the environment. Alongside conventional safety-related issues, TESIUM also considers environmental and energy aspects across the entire life cycle of the systems. An important tool for this is Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). It forms a basis for cross-hierarchy and -divisonal teams of Symrise employees to develop new solutions and proposals.