In 2005 DSM was one of the first companies listed on the Euronext AEX index to introduce a global whistleblower policy, which offers protection to employees who report abuses within the company.
The whistleblower policy meets the requirements of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code in the Netherlands and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the United States. Under the policy, employees can report any situation that involves a (suspicion of a) violation by DSM or one of its employees of:
People who are not DSM employees but wish to raise a concern regarding a (suspicion of a) violation by DSM or its employees of any laws or regulations or the DSM Code of Business Conduct can do so by contacting DSM's Corporate Alert Officer via email.
DSM has formulated a set of rules to prevent misuse of inside information in the holding or trading in DSM Financial Instruments such as shares, other securities issued by the company that are listed on any stock exchange and any securities that are likely to be listed in the near future.
These rules have been devised to meet the criteria set out in the Financial Markets Supervision Act.