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DSM's 5 Key SDGs

All the Sustainable Development Goals are important, but our capacity to support their individual achievement varies. We believe our company and its businesses can be most influential on the following five SDGs.  
SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

DSM works to improve nutrition via initiatives such as the Nutrition Improvement Program and Africa Improved Foods, providing fortified food solutions and micronutrient products, as well as through partnerships such as with WFP. We support the Base of the Pyramid with fortified food solutions and programs and provide micronutrients through products such as MixMe sachets. We continue to support the now independent nutrition think-tank, Sight and Life.


SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

DSM’s health, nutrition, biomedical and high-performance materials portfolios are geared to maintaining, protecting or regenerating health in all age groups (for example, by reducing salt and sugar levels in processed foods, or by reducing emissions associated with chemical manufacturing processes). Our First 1,000 Days Program supports mother and child health. We employ the DSM Life Saving Rules to protect our employees from harm and the DSM Vitality Program to promote awareness of good health and healthy living options among our employees.


SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all & SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all & SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

In partnership with RE100, we are increasing the use of renewables in our energy mix, reducing our carbon footprint. DSM enables solar and bio-based energy solutions and supports the move toward a low-carbon economy through solutions such as POET-DSM advanced biofuels and high-performance materials for solar panels. Our Bright Minds Challenge is identifying innovative solutions and new materials that will fast-track the movement toward 100% renewable energy. We advocate responsible action on climate change in combination with our stakeholders.


SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

DSM contributes to a bio-based, circular and low-carbon economy with products such as Akulon® oil pans and Arnite® car lighting. DSM-Niaga enables the manufacture of carpets that can be recycled, again and again. Food waste is reduced through DSM food solutions such as Pack-Age®. Bio-based chemicals such as bio-succinic acid replace fossil-fuel based alternatives in applications from packaging to footwear. Through our Brighter Living Solutions program we consider the impact of our products throughout the value chain.