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Cross-Sector Partnerships

Improving Nutrition, Improving Lives  

To increase the reach of DSM’s nutritious food solutions, the company works with partner organizations that have direct access to beneficiaries.
Smiling Nepalese children

DSM’s nutrition partnerships focus on the following objectives: creating a wider base of scientific evidence and endorsement; introducing market-based solutions for nutritious food products; increasing stakeholder awareness through advocacy and improving employee engagement. Using a network approach, DSM plays an active role within the Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network to help build a movement of companies from all sectors who want to make a real impact on nutrition.

DSM’s main partners

WFP website

World Food Programme

The DSM-WFP partnership ‘Improving Nutrition, Improving Lives’ aims to improve the nutritional value of the food that WFP distributes through product innovations such as fortified rice and a product aimed at people living with HIV/AIDS. In 2015 WFP reached 28.2 million beneficiaries with food that was improved by the DSM-WFP partnership. Additionally, DSM and WFP collaborate on training and development initiatives and on employee fundraising campaigns, including over €145,000 raised by DSM and its employees for Nepal earthquake relief efforts in 2015.


UNICEF website

UNICEF

DSM and UNICEF collaborate to support micronutrient programs in Nigeria and Madagascar. The partnership helped build capacity by supporting the African Nutrition Leadership program, examined the supply chain of micronutrient powder sachets and advocated for the importance of nutrition-related indicators in the new Sustainable Development Goals.


World Vision International website

World Vision

DSM and World Vision International collaborate on a flagship project in Tanzania called Miller’s Pride, which creates shared value through fortifying hammer-mill produced maize flour with essential micronutrients reaching a largely under-served population. In addition to fortification, the partners work with the millers to build business expertise, improve food safety and increase markets and profits for the millers.


Partners in Food Solutions website

Partners in Food Solutions

Partners in Food Solutions is a multi-sector partnership between the companies DSM, General Mills, Cargill, The Hershey Company and Bühler working in partnership with USAID, TechnoServe and Root Capital to serve more than 600 small and growing food companies throughout Africa. Employee volunteers dedicate their technical and business expertise to improving the performance of food processors and millers in Africa with the goal of improving food security, nutrition and economic development.


SUN

Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement

The SUN Business Network represents the private sector in the SUN Movement. The Network recruits and supports companies who pledge to contribute to the improvement of global nutrition. DSM advocates for business to take a leading role on this important issue, with CEO Feike Sijbesma co-chairing the Advisory Group of the Network. DSM assists in the recruitment and management of this 186-company strong network of national and multinational companies by supporting workshops and seconding employee volunteers.