Symrise to open site in Amazon Ecoparque

Symrise will open new site for research, development and manufacture of Amazonian ingredients later in 2014

Fragrance, flavourings and cosmetic actives supplier Symrise will open a new site for research, development and the manufacturing of sustainable ingredients from the Amazon region later in 2014. The company will join a project that will see it harvest the rich biodiversity of the Amazon region in a sustainable way; the new site will be part of the Ecoparque, an industrial condominium which promotes and combines sustainability and the manufacturing of high quality products.

The unique Amazonian biodiversity offers a rich source of raw materials for companies within fragrance and cosmetics, something which is becoming increasingly important for that industry. To help with this, Brazilian company Natura Cosméticos opened the Ecoparque in Benevides in Pará, Brazil and inaugurated its soap factory in March 2014. The final few months of 2014 will see Symrise share in this approach and join the project as the second company investing in this region and its indigenous resources.

Using its patented SymTrap technology, Symrise plans to produce oils, butters and essential oils with ingredients from raw materials such as the Brazil nut, murumuru, cupuaçu, cocoa, andiroba, buriti and passion fruit; suitable for use in cosmetic and fragrance products.

Along with its industrial enterprises, Symrise will also help promote the economic and social development of local communities, as well as directly supporting more than 2,000 families in the Amazon region.

“We were inspired by the compelling vision of Ecoparque initiator and founder, Natura Cosméticos,” said Achim Daub, Global President of Scent & Care at Symrise, adding: “this approach is very much in line with our strong commitment to sustainability as an embedded value in our business strategy and operating system.”

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