Sustainability at DSM

Safeguarding our world and its people

A brighter future for all

Sustainability is a common thread that runs through everything we do at DSM – and has done for years. The reason is simple. We don’t want to be successful in a world where the ice caps melt; coral is decimated; millions are left homeless and destitute due to climate change; while hundreds of millions remain undernourished. It was humans that caused this situation. But we really do have the power to change it…


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

Our vision for nutrition

Sustaining healthy lives for all means better nutrition (especially for the world’s vulnerable) - and all within planetary boundaries.

Carving out a low-carbon future

The race is on for our society to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of ecological catastrophe. It’s a race we believe we can win.

Moving to a circular & bio-based economy

As the world’s population continues to grow, we need to stop using up its natural resources - and find new ways of reducing waste. Which is exactly what we’re doing.

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Contact us

Our Corporate Sustainability team members are based in the Netherlands and China. Our DSM Nutritional Products team members, working on fighting malnutrition, are based in Switzerland.

Are you reaching out as a student, for example to interview a DSM representative? Please note that the DSM team prioritizes requests with questions that are tailored to their role and responsibilities and specific to DSM.

Are you interested in an internship with DSM’s sustainability team? We have two ongoing internship positions and you can sign-up to stay notified of when these are available.

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Achim Hupperts
Vice-President Sustainability

Reinoud Clemens
Sustainability Portfolio Manager

Irmgard Tenzer
Executive Assistant

Jacobine Mannak
Global Lead Nutrition & Health

Salla Sulasuo
Global Lead Climate & Energy

Kimberley Chan
Global Lead Resources

Simon Gobert
Performance & Reporting Manager

Karen Cao
China Sustainability Lead

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    Brighter Living Solutions Plus

    DSM’s Brighter Living Solutions are profitable products and innovations that have a measurably better impact on the planet and people.

  • Managing sustainability

    Managing sustainability

    DSM puts great effort into managing sustainability and putting the right people, partners and processes in place.

  • Our operations

    Our operations

    DSM takes its global environmental and social responsibilities seriously. This goes beyond our own operations to that of our suppliers, customers, and end-users.