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DSM and the Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development were agreed by more than 190 world leaders in September 2015. At DSM, we believe that companies have a crucial role to play in creating the impact needed at scale to achieve them.
UN Sustainable Development Goals

DSM's commitment to the SDGs

Besides being our core value and a key responsibility, for many years we have made sustainability a real business driver for DSM, developing solutions, building partnerships and increasing our impact in key areas. Our Strategy 2018: Driving Profitable Growth emphasizes the focus we place on sustainability as our core value. Addressing the challenges of nutrition & health, climate & energy and resource scarcity drive our business and innovation strategies. We believe that our expertise in health, nutrition and materials position DSM well to actively contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While all the Goals are important, our capacity to support their individual achievement varies. This overview provides an initial indication of where we see intersections between the SDGs and our company and business strategy. There are five SDGs on which we believe our company and its businesses can be most influential.

Working in collaboration

In order to achieve impact at scale and accelerate progress, DSM collaborates with multiple partners and stakeholders, in line with SDG 17 (Partnering for the Goals), including United Nations agencies, governments, academia, NGOs and peers. This enables us to address issues, develop alliances, create new metrics and foster new markets for sustainable solutions. Our partnerships range from the UN Global Compact, World Economic Forum (WEF), UN World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), World Vision and Accounting4Sustainability (A4S) to the Dutch consulate in China, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN), Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition and our collaborations on Together for Sustainability (TfS) and Windpark Krammer.