Creating brighter lives for all

Our purpose

Playing our part in a changing world

DSM is a global purpose-led, science-based company specializing in health and nutrition. Our purpose is to create brighter lives for all. We achieve it by using all the scientific and innovation power at our disposal to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges - creating value for customers, shareholders, our people, and society-at-large.

Doing well by doing good

A short decade ago the general belief was that as a company you either focused on driving profit or safeguarding the planet - but not both. In the intervening years we’ve proved again and again here at DSM that it really is possible to do well by doing good. After all, why achieve commercial success in a world that fails?

It’s a belief that every one of our people worldwide holds dear - and delivers on each and every day. In fact, we’re so passionate about building a better world that our company strategy is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (five in particular) that were adopted by the United Nations in 2015.

Purpose-led, performance-driven

To make our ambitions of boosting economic prosperity, environmental progress and societal advancement a reality, we’ll continue to be purpose-led and performance-driven.

It’s the best way we know of ensuring that we keep growing, and that our bright science continues to create solutions that make life brighter for people everywhere – both today and for generations to come.

SDGs and DSM’s strategy

How and why have we aligned ourselves with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

Bright Science in action

What makes our approach at DSM unique?

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  • Our strategy

    Our strategy

    Our strategy centers on our continuing evolution towards being a health, nutrition and bioscience company. It’s called growth and value – purpose-led, performance-driven.

  • Our heritage

    Our heritage

    How did we transform over the past century from Dutch coal mining to a global science-based leader in health, nutrition and bioscience?

  • Our businesses

    Our businesses

    DSM's companies span a range of human and animal health and nutrition businesses.