For our people, DSM takes care to elevate topics such as health and safety, vitality, inclusion and diversity, and learning and development. For our environmental footprint, the company has set ambitious targets to reduce its carbon emissions, and monitors and reports on this, as well as other targets - including emissions to air, water consumption and waste - in a transparent way.
Global environmental and social responsibilities
In 2001 48% of DSM's workforce was based in the Netherlands, in 2016 this was 19%. DSM’s international profile means that it now employs 20,000 people representing around 100 nationalities; as well as managing the operations of more than 200 sites and offices in nearly 50 countries.
This footprint means DSM takes its global environmental and social responsibilities seriously. This goes beyond our own operations to that of our suppliers, customers, and end-users with Brighter Living Solutions, cross-sector nutrition partnerships, our Safety, Health & Environmental (SHE) policy, our policy on Product Stewardship and our position on issues such as Human Rights, Industrial Biotechnology and Biodiversity.