Ratios of standard entry level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage
All of our employees receive wages that are higher than the minimum standard as stipulated by local law or statute.
The wages that an employee receives for their work at Symrise when initially employed are determined by our collective bargaining agreements if the employee is governed by the CBA, while those workers not governed by the CBA receive wages based on our job grade concept. The wages are based on the wage agreements concluded for the chemical industry and are significantly above the statutory minimum.
The entry-level remuneration is based on the qualifications of the new employee and the functional significance of his activities for our company. Remuneration at all our locations – especially our starting wage – applies equally regardless of gender. This means that the starting wage for a woman is the same as for a man.