2020 has presented us all with major challenges. The global coronavirus pandemic and the cybersecurity incident shortly before the end of the year changed our work at Symrise and will continue to do so. Thanks to your commitment in managing the incident and your discipline in complying with hygiene and contact requirements, we have overcome these tests of endurance. This is something we can all be proud of, whether we work in shifts in the labs or production, behind plexiglass panels in the office, or at home. In this eventful year, we have continued to develop our company and serve our customers in the best possible way. We have thereby made an important contribution to meeting the vital needs of consumers around the world. In this issue of Team Spirit, you can read how important and complex the topic of security is for Symrise and what contribution each and every one of you can make to it. I hope you enjoy reading this and that you and your family have a healthy start to the new year!
Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram