Sustainability underpins our Purpose Led, Performance Driven strategy. This strategy focuses on the three sustainable growth areas Nutrition and Health, Resources and Circular Economy, and Climate Change and Renewable Energy. In doing so, it addresses five of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals: Zero Hunger (2), Good Health and Well-Being (3), Affordable and Clean Energy (7), Climate Action (13) and Responsible Consumption and Production (12).
Sustainability is who we are and what we do at DSM. This is not some idealistic call to simply make the world a better place At DSM, we see sustainability as the core driver of our business, and we believe that by creating solutions that address societal needs and offer our customers innovative, sustainable solutions, we will enjoy above-average growth, allowing us to deliver attractive returns to the shareholders who place their trust in our company.
Within the framework of our activities in Nutrition and Health, this means that we advocate healthy, balanced and affordable diets for all that will allow the world’s growing population to be fed using the natural resources available while staying within the planetary boundaries. This involves, among other things, increasing the quality and nutritional content of food – and also of feed, which is where our Animal Nutrition and Health business comes in.
DSM Animal Nutrition and Health’s sustainability strategy
We must offer nutritional solutions that allow us to produce more animal protein – significantly more animal protein – with greater efficiency, paying full regard to animal welfare, product quality and process safety, while reducing the impact of our operations on the environment. At the same time, we have to ensure that our innovative portfolio provides our customers with opportunities for competitive advantage and profitable growth.
DSM’s Animal Nutrition and Health Business therefore today focuses on six platforms for sustainable animal production. These are: tackling antimicrobial resistance; reducing our reliance on marine resources; reducing livestock emissions; making efficient use of natural resources; producing safe, quality nutrition with less food loss and waste; and improving animal performance over the lifetime.
DSM offers breakthrough solutions in many areas – from eubiotics as effective alternatives to AGPs through algae-based omega-3 to reduce the aquaculture industry’s reliance on finite marine resources to enzymes to improve the digestibility and utilization of multiple feed ingredients. We shall be sharing more detail on the sustainability aspects our unique Animal Nutrition and Health portfolio on DSM Feed Talks in the coming months.
Science-based animal nutrition solutions
DSM exists to create brighter lives for all. This starts with our customers, without whom we would not have a business. We offer them the world’s most comprehensive, science-based animal nutrition solutions, intelligently scaled to solve the sustainability and commercial challenges we all face in transforming the way we feed the world.
The world needs new pathways in sustainable animal protein, and DSM is at the forefront of that quest.