Company strategy

Growth & Value: Purpose-led, Performance-driven.

Creating value for everyone

Our strategy centers on our continuing evolution towards being a Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living company. The title, 'Growth & Value - Purpose-led, Performance-driven', speaks for itself. We want to continue generating value for all our stakeholders – from customers and shareholders to employees, and society-at-large.

Purpose-led, science-based

With our long-term strategy, we are continuing our evolution as a purpose-led, science-based company operating in the fields of Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. Our strong growth capacity is anchored in developing customer-centric, innovative solutions addressing Nutrition & Health, Climate & Energy, and Resources & Circularity. At the same time, we are increasing operational excellence, managing costs, and accelerating profit growth and cash generation.


In Nutrition, we focus on human nutrition & health (specialty nutrition, nutritional ingredients, consumer-branded products, personalized nutrition), food & beverages (specialty food enzymes, cultures, probiotics, bio-preservation, hydrocolloids, sugar reduction, and savory taste solutions), personal care and aroma ingredients and animal nutrition & health (core vitamins, premix solutions, and specialty feed additive solutions, including mycotoxin risk management solutions and diagnostics).


In Materials, we will further develop into a resilient higher-growth, high-margin specialty business, and focus on three Sustainable Living growth-platforms Improved Health & Living, Green Products & Applications, and New Mobility & Connectivity.

Evolution continues

We continue with our approach of actively managing our businesses and have continued to grow with the recent acquisitions of the Erber Group (animal nutrition) and Royal CSK (dairy cultures), strengthening and developing critical capabilities and to support organic growth, predominantly in Nutrition. Similarly, as another step forward in DSM’s evolution, we recently sold our resins businesses for an equity value of €1.6 billion.

Sustainable Development Goals

We’re so convinced of the value of doing well by doing good that our strategy is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations in 2015.

We contribute to all 17 SDGS by improving the impact of our own operations, enabling sustainable solutions for our customers, and advocating sustainable business models. We strive to deliver on five in particular:

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  • Our businesses

    Our businesses

    From animal and human nutrition & health to specialty food ingredients, from medical devices to sustainable plastics and protective materials to venturing…our businesses are here to bring value to all stakeholders.

  • Our key markets

    Our key markets

    Our key markets are Animal Feed, Dietary Supplements, Early Life Nutrition, Food & Beverage, Personal Care, Automotive and Electrical & Electronics.

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    Financial results & presentations

    Instant overview of the financial results, presentations, updates & AGMs and all DSM's financial and regulatory press releases from the last decade.