Dear readers,

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

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