DSM stays in tune with changing world trends and needs by taking an outside-in approach. DSM’s current strategy, Driving Profitable Growth, was based on extensive study and consultations within the company, as well as with key stakeholders beyond the company’s value chains.
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DSM’s associations and networks, as well as contacts with the United Nations and NGOs, are key to DSM effectively engaging with stakeholders and our scientists, executives and Managing Board members hold positions in numerous, wide-ranging organizations.
DSM maintains specific ongoing dialogues with individuals and organizations involved in our targeted Sustainable Growth Platforms; Nutriton, Climate Change and the Circular Economy.
In addition, DSM participates in several initiatives that address a wider variety of societal issues in different regions:
DSM’s total contributions for Trade Associations and other tax-exempt groups amounted to €2.6 million in 2017. Our contributions for the last five years are in the table below.
Our largest contributions in 2017 (in alphabetical order) were made to CEFIC, Council for Responsible Nutrition, Seafood Nutrition Partnership, VNCI and WEF.