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Enabling the low-carbon economy

Shrinking the environmental footprint across the value chain

DSM is active in a wide variety of markets and is dedicated to reducing GHG emissions across the various value chains in which it is active. The company develops and sells various ECO+ solutions, which reduce environmental impacts such as GHG emissions across the value chain. ECO+ solutions are profitable products and innovations that have a significantly smaller environmental footprint than existing alternatives. In 2015, ECO+ solutions accounted for 91% of DSM’s innovation pipeline and over half of DSM’s running business.
Environmental Life Cycle Assessment graphic

To determine the environmental impact of a product and its life cycle, DSM uses environmental ‘Life Cycle Analysis’ (LCA). Measurement of GHG or carbon footprint reductions are an integrated part of this. Environmental benefits can be created in all stages of a product life cycle, from raw materials, all the way to the distribution of products, the use phase and end-of-life.