Employment | G4-LA1

Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover

Symrise acquired the French Diana Group during the year under review. The number of employees for the 2014 fiscal year includes the newly acquired Diana Group, which leads to some significant changes in the figures compared to previous years.

Employee Turnover by Region and Gender *

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2012 2013 2014
ABSOLUTE
2014
REGION
Germany 1.40% 1.10% 31 1.2%
EAME (not including Germany) 5.60% 5.40% 91 5.1%
North America 2.60% 3.90% 75 8.2%
Asia/Pacific 14.10% 8.60% 117 8.9%
Latin America 6.50% 6.90% 78 4.8%
Total 5.30% 4.40% 392 4.8%
GERMANY BY GENDER
Female 0.50% 0.50% 14 0.5%
Male 0.90% 0.60% 17 0.7%
Total 1.40% 1.10% 31 1.2%
WORLDWIDE BY GENDER
Female 2.40% 1.90% 153 1.90%
Male 2.90% 2.50% 239 2.90%
Total 5.30% 4.40% 392 4.80%

* Basis: Core workforce and fixed-term employees, without apprentices; figures as of December 31 of the respective year; includes Diana from 2014.

Omissions:

Regarding employee turnover, we see neither gender- nor age-specific trends. The age groups affected by turnover correspond to the overall structure of our workforce. A detailed break-down of the turnover rate by age therefore does not make sense for Symrise.

Age and gender are not deciding factors for the hiring of new employees. Disclosures on newly recruited employees by region, gender and age are correspondingly not relevant for Symrise and are not listed.