Solving our world's               

healthcare needs through     

sustainable science

Driving sustainable innovation in healthcare

At DSM Biomedical, our vision of solving our world's healthcare needs through sustainable science rests upon our ambition to improve the health of people and the planet. As unrivaled experts in biomaterial science and committed partners driving sustainable innovation in healthcare, we realize our global vision by executing upstream to our suppliers, within our own operations, and downstream to our customers.

Improving our operations

  • Exton, Pennsylvania site ISO 14001 certified.
  • Exton, Pennsylvania, Greenville, North Carolina and Geleen, Netherlands sites operating on 100% renewable electricity since 2021.
  • Integrated Product Stewardship as a leading principle in our business strategy.   

Enabling our customers 

Advocating for sustainability

  • Member of Sustainable Healthcare Coalition (SHC) since 2021. 
  • Actively engaged in sustainability discussions through global tradeshow presence, podium presentations and panel participations.

Accountability and transparency through certification and industry standards

Our belief in sustainability as our core value, key responsibility, and important business driver is reflected in the recognition we receive in Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) ratings and benchmarks.

The ESG ratings and benchmarks universe is experiencing rapid expansion and fragmentation with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) reporting that there are over 2,000 individual ESG reporting indicators requested by the approximately 600 ratings and benchmarks.

There are considerable differences in stakeholder focus and approach with some concentrating on management and strategy and others on performance and metrics. It is not possible for us to actively participate in every benchmark and rating so we prioritize our participation in those that are most useful to us and our stakeholders, specifically:

  • Transparency in methodology, enabling us and our stakeholders to understand and interpret the results.
  • Relying primarily on public information, ensuring that our stakeholders are all assessing us on the same, equal basis.
  • Does not create additional, unnecessary workload, enabling us to focus our efforts on engagement and performance improvement.
  • Are commonly completed by our industry peers to enable greater comparability.
  • Provides sufficient feedback loops to enable us to make sustainable year-on-year improvements and to provide input on future developments of the index.
  • Are recognized by our stakeholders as relevant and fit for purpose.

DSM takes part in a number of ESG ratings but the most relevant to DSM Biomedical are the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and EcoVadis. 

The Safe and Sustainable by Design process

Our Safe and Sustainable by Design process enables us to proactively support and collaborate with our partners to design for sustainability. 

We have embedded this design guidance into our project management procedures to methodically drive sustainability into our projects, as described in the graphical representation below.

For more information on how we can support you on your sustainable design journey, please get in touch with our team!

Through our very own DSM Biomedical forest, we are proud to be able to reward our employees!

* The purpose of this forest is for celebratory purposes only and a way for the organization to further live out our values. The forest is not used for any offsetting purposes.


We believe so strongly in sustainability that the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are now woven into our strategy.

Supporting Sustainable Development

At DSM, we strongly believe in doing well by doing good, which is why our company’s strategies are aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As DSM Biomedical, we specifically use the four Sustainable Development Goals shown below to drive our business strategy.

Interested in learning more about sustainability at DSM Biomedical?

Reach out to us using the contact us button below and our sustainability team will be in touch with you shortly!

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