Symrise and Vanilla: Tradition, Strategy, and Total Commitment

  • Stephan SielaffEmail author
  • Christina Witter
  • Clemens Tenge
Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)


Symrise is one of the most sustainable companies in Germany. As global supplier of fragrances, flavors, cosmetic active ingredients, functional ingredients, as well as sensorial and functional solutions, Symrise has global supply chains. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, the pharmaceutical industry, producers of nutritional supplements and pet food as well as baby food producers. By actively engaging in sustainable production of vanilla in Madagascar, Symrise developed a prototype for sustainable value creation. This article illustrates how the idea of sustainable value creation is being applied in the vanilla value chain and how it creates shared value for all.


Supply Chain Global Reporting Initiative Corporate Sustainability Corporate Social Responsibility Report Sustainability Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephan Sielaff
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christina Witter
    • 2
  • Clemens Tenge
    • 2
  1. 1.Archroma - Archroma Management GmbHReinachSwitzerland
  2. 2.Symrise AGHolzmindenGermany

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