Yesterday Symrise announced it would join 200 other firms including Nestlé, DuPont and Monsanto at the WBCSD, granting the flavours giant access to a network of businesses and advisors helping grow efficiency and profitability for its members.
Members are expected to make available to one another all information regarding sustainable practices and development for economic, social and environmental factors.
Peter Bakker, CEO and president of WBCSD said in a statement:
“The commitment of Symrise to sustainability in its business model, in tandem with WBCSD’s network of forward thinking businesses, gives this partnership the potential for real impact. I am particularly excited about working with Symrise on our Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH) program. By committing to sustainability in fragrances and flavorings, Symrise offers true value in our efforts to accelerate transformational change in global agricultural production systems.”
Symrise has representatives in over 40 countries worldwide. Last year it reported sales of over €2.9 bn.
Its CEO Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram said:
“In our journey to meet our sustainability targets and developing both our company and the world around them, this collaboration is an important step. We share a commitment to the principles for sustainable development and we are really looking forward to support and inspire the activities of the WBCSD.”
WBCSD is comprised of members with a combined revenue of over €8.5 trillion and over 19 million employees.