Our businesses & organization

Nutrition & Materials businesses

Our Businesses

Every day the people in our business groups are developing and delivering new scientific solutions in nutrition, health and sustainable living - that benefit people across the planet and the planet itself.


DSM’s business groups are clustered in coherent product and market combinations; Nutrition, Materials and Innovation Center.

Animal Nutrition & Health

Meeting the rising demand for healthy animal protein around the world is no easy task. At DSM we’re a pioneer in feed additives, and remain a leader in vitamins, carotenoids, eubiotics, and feed enzymes for the global feed industry. Our goal: to create science-based nutritional solutions that contribute to high-quality food, while looking after the welfare of the animals that produce it (and the planet we share with them).

Human Nutrition

We keep the world’s growing population healthy across markets including food & beverages, dietary supplements, early-life nutrition and medical nutrition. Additionally, our nutrition improvement solutions contribute to the fight against global malnutrition and our partnership with the WFP. The Human Nutrition cluster is part of the Human Nutrition and Care business group.

Food & Beverage

We believe that better processed food should be affordable and accessible to more people, both now and tomorrow. Our ingredients and solutions make that happen by helping our customers produce tastier, healthier, and safer products - from dairy products like yogurt and cheese; to savory ingredients for meat and soups; to baking and beverages like beer and fruit juice. 

Care & Health

Looking, feeling and smelling good is important for people everywhere, but health & beauty isn’t purely about the aesthetics. At DSM we serve the personal care, home care and fine fragrance markets with aroma ingredients, vitamins and natural bio-actives, as well as UV filters, peptides and polymers. In the process we’re tackling some major societal challenges that range from supporting an aging population to safeguarding people against threats like air pollution and skin cancer. The Care & Health cluster is part of the Human Nutrition and Care business group.


Our Materials cluster comprises DSM Engineering Materials and DSM Protective Materials. The cluster comprises a high-quality portfolio of specialty materials for global end-markets including electrical components and electronics, automotive, food packaging, medical, personal protection, commercial marine and apparel.

Latest news

  • DSM completes the acquisition of Vestkorn Milling

    DSM completes the acquisition of Vestkorn Milling

    Royal DSM, a global purpose-led science-based company, today announces the completion of its acquisition of Vestkorn Milling for an enterprise value of €65m. This acquisition of one of Europe’s leading producers of pea- and bean-derived ingredients for plant-based protein products was first announced on 29 November 2021.

    17 Dec 2021

  • DSM receives positive EFSA opinion for methane-reducing feed additive Bovaer®

    DSM receives positive EFSA opinion for methane-reducing feed additive Bovaer®

    DSM has received a positive European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinion for the use of its novel methane-reducing feed additive for ruminants, Bovaer®, in the European Union. The EFSA opinion confirms that the feed additive reduces enteric methane emissions from dairy cows and is safe for the animal and the consumer.

    19 Nov 2021

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  • 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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    News archive

    View the archive of the most important information published by DSM over the last 10 years.