Symrise is now member of the global initiative RE100

A. Dudy – stock.adobe.com

On October 24, 2019, Symrise became a member of the global initiative RE100. By joining RE100, the fragrance and flavoring manufacturer from Holzminden, Germany, has committed to completely obtaining its energy from renewable sources by 2025. The membership is a new component in a comprehensive strategy for climate protection and sustainability.

The company operates numerous production facilities for about 30,000 products as well as development centers, labs and offices in more than 40 countries around the world. The group is one of the leading global providers of fragrance, flavouring and food ingredients, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials as well as functional ingredients and solutions that enhance the sensory properties and nutrition of various products.

Investments in energy efficiency

Energy consumption in 2018 amounted to 5,413 terra joules. This is an amount that demands a greater responsibility for the environment. Symrise is aware of this and has invested strongly in its energy efficiency and renewable energies over the past few years. Last year, the group began obtaining CO2 certificates of origin in Germany, therefore greening all the energy it bought.

Symrise is now going one step further and joining a leading initiative of large companies to advance the use of renewable energies. RE100 is a global initiative with more than 190 large companies from different sectors, including furniture group Ikea, beverage manufacturer Carlsberg and insurer Swiss Re. All members must set a deadline by which they want to obtain 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources – with the limit here being 2050.

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