Ensuring the highest level of product safety is a material topic both for Symrise and our stakeholders. Our product safety policy and good manufacturing practice form the global basis for responsible behavior with products and manufacturing processes. These guidelines steer quality control for both production processes and the production environment and apply to the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and active ingredients as well as for cosmetics, food and animal feed products. They are defined by the laws governing pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and foods. Many requirements apply across product groups, such as quality requirements, clear product labeling and hygiene requirements. Independent audits and recognized certifications provide us with support as we strive to reach the highest standards and provide transparent evidence for our achievements. The Quality & Regulatory division organizes product safety at Symrise . Its reporting channel to the CEO is via Global Operations.