GNF - Symrise

Symrise AG


On the occasion of the International Day of Biological Diversity, 22 May 2014, Symrise and the Global Nature Fund (GNF) announced its strategic partnership. GNF in collaboration with its partner Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) support Symrise with the development and implementation of a corporate biodiversity strategy. The strategy focuses on the ethical sourcing of natural raw materials, the nature-oriented design of Symrise’s sites and the raising awareness among employees on preserving biodiversity.


Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials, as well as functional ingredients. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements and pet food. Its sales of more than € 2.1 billion in the 2014 fiscal year place Symrise among the top three companies in the global flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented in over 40 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the United States of America and Latin America.


Symrise works with its clients to develop new ideas and market-ready concepts for products that form an indispensable part of everyday life. Economic success and corporate responsibility are inextricably linked as part of this process. Symrise thus takes sustainability into account in every part of its corporate strategy. The company was awarded the German Sustainability Award in 2012. In 2013, Symrise was certified as a “Green Company” by DQS, a certifier of company processes.