Sustainable Development Goals | SDG 9

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Developing a resilient infrastructure, promoting sustainable industrialization across the board and supporting innovations

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. The primary goals are long-term operational safety, environmental efficiency and the profitability of production facilities. For this purpose, the Corporate Guidelines specify safety standards that apply equally to all our production sites worldwide. Our subsidiary TESIUM ensures that the facilities comply with our safety requirements. This includes the preparation of systematic safety reviews, contingency plans, safety reports, alarm and risk-prevention plans, and public information. Another important tool for this is Total Productive Maintenance. It forms a basis for cross-hierarchy teams of Symrise employees to develop new solutions and proposals.

In addition, we assume social responsibility beyond our production sites by investing in local infrastructure and health care. India is a good example of this. The country has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, and yet millions of schoolchildren in India still lack access to clean drinking water and sanitary facilities. In order to do its part to change this, Symrise has taken action at a school in Sholinganallur. Together with UNICEF and the city of Chennai, Symrise supported the project “WASH in School.” The program finances sanitary facilities, washing stations and sewage systems. In addition to investing in the infrastructure, embracing sustainability also includes advising on all aspects of hygiene, as students can apply what they’ve learned at home and pass knowledge on to their parents and siblings. In this way, we’re creating momentum to support India’s vision of becoming a cleaner country by 2018.