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DSM Dutch leader in Carbon Disclosure Project

Heerlen, NL, 01 Dec 2009 14:15 CET

Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, scores highest in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) of the fifty largest companies listed at Euronext Amsterdam for its approach to climate change disclosure. The CDP represents 475 global institutional investors with USD 55 trillion in assets under management.

We are very proud of this prominent position in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index,” said Feike Sijbesma, chairman of DSM’s Managing Board. “It’s encouraging to see that so many investors support this initiative. We are truly committed to reducing our own green house gas emissions and help our customers build lighter cars, create cleaner industrial processes, and make plastics and other materials from plants. This leading position is again recognition of our contributions to fight climate change. For the coming years, we will continue to pursue our ambition to be a leader in the field of sustainability, which is an important element of our strategy.”

As an independent not-for-profit organisation, CDP collects and publishes key climate change data from some 2,500 companies around the globe and has assembled the largest corporate greenhouse gas emissions database in the world.

DSM is featured with the highest score in CDP’s Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for the Netherlands. This index highlights the constituent companies within the Dutch AEX and AMX indices that have displayed the most professional approach to climate change disclosure. Companies are scored on their climate change disclosure, and high scores indicate good internal data management and understanding of climate change related issues affecting the company. The NL 50 Report including names of companies featured in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index can be found at cdproject.net.