Sustainable Development Goals | SDG 3

Good health and well-being

Ensuring a healthy life and promoting the welfare of people of all ages

Due to the nature of our industry, occupational health and safety play a very important role. Many of our employees work not only with natural raw materials but also with chemical basic materials. As a result, each production site has its own occupational health and safety committee, comprised of both management and employees. In order to improve worldwide performance in the area of occupational health and safety, the concept of a zero-accident culture was introduced in 2017. Upper and midlevel managers are trained in the methods and programs of a zero-accident culture in special workshops. The programs and measures are discussed in monthly meetings. The program is initially designed for a period of two years. Essential components of this program are workshops on zero-accident culture for upper and midlevel managers as well as management safety visits for the first and second management level of the entire organization.

Symrise also contributes to the health of the people in the supply chain. Selected projects support people with special needs and disabilities. We’re also providing more and more small-scale farmers with access to medical care. For instance, men and women at Confoco in Ecuador receive regular check-ups and medication, are vaccinated against yellow fever and can go to a clinic that Confoco has a treatment agreement with if they are very ill. This offer extends to the entire family.

With targeted R&D activities, we promote healthy nutrition and personal care. Thanks to our expertise in the areas of phytochemistry, efficacy screening and analytical chemistry, we can help improve consumers’ well-being over the long term, as most of the ingredients are based on natural raw materials or inspired by nature.