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Our Vision & Strategy

Facing today's challenges

At DSM sustainability is the core value of the company. We are focused on delivering science-based, sustainable and scalable solutions that face up to the challenges our world faces today.
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Our people

Every day more than 20,000 DSM employees are enabling our customers and consumers to contribute to more prosperous societies. At an operational level the company is constantly looking to improve its environmental and social impact. Our workforce and a strong Safety Health and Environment (SHE) culture have a long history of driving the sustainability performance of our operations.

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Our products & environmental performance

We measure the environmental and social impact of our products at both a production level and over their full life cycle, from resource extraction to waste management. Insights from these studies show us where we can further improve and where to target our Bright Science so we constantly improve the sustainability performance of our customers or end users.

Brighter Living Solutions

DSM’s ECO+ solutions are so-called because they are measurably better than the mainstream solution on the market in terms of their environmental impact (i.e. CO2 emissions, resource extraction, waste etc.) People+ solutions on the other hand measure our products social impact based on criteria such as working conditions and health. Combined these are called Brighter Living solutions, and currently they account for 60% of DSM’s product portfolio.

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Global Megatrends

A number of global societal trends are affecting people, economies and markets, largely driven by demographic change. The world’s population continues to grow to an estimated nine billion in 2050. We’re living longer and in the main we’re becoming increasingly wealthy and urbanized. This will further increase the pressure on the planet’s resources that we rely on for food, materials and energy.

Business for society

DSM believes companies have an increasingly important responsibility to address these challenges together with governments, fellow companies, civil society organizations like NGOs, and consumers. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a good example of this sort of multi-stakeholder initiative setting a common priority agenda to change old-unsustainable practices.  

Sustainable Growth Platforms

DSM has identifed three key areas in which we can drive sustainable markets:

Innovations in these Sustainable Growth Platforms secure our position as a company providing solutions for urgent societal challenges.