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Advocating for healthy diets for all within planetary boundaries

Shared goals: Developing and advocating healthy nutrition  

DSM works with various partners that help reach our target audiences best while ensuring sustainable business practices and enabling longevity and continuous growth of initiatives. We are working towards joint defined goals for each of our partnerships. DSM is also an active member of different coalitions with others, ranging from other industries, academics, NGOS and the public sector, that have shared sustainability and nutrition ambitions, driving innovation and advocacy for healthy food produced in a sustainable way.
FReSH website


‘Food Reform for Sustainability and Health’ (FReSH) was founded by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the EAT Foundation in early 2017. Since then, nearly 40 WBCSD industry members from different regions have joined the project. DSM is an active member in the Leadership Committee (Feike Sijbesma), program Board and workstreams. The coalition aims to drive sustainable and future proof food systems, advocate the necessary dietary switches to improve peoples’ health within the boundaries of the planet, understanding and influencing consumer behavior and developing and promoting business solutions. For more information please visit

Partners in Food Solutions website

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Founding member of Partners in Food Solutions, a multi-sector partnership between DSM, General Mills, Cargill, The Hershey Company, Bühler and Ardent Mills. Working in partnership with TechnoServe and Root Capital it serves more than 600 small and growing food companies throughout Africa. Partners in Food Solutions is working to strengthen food security, improve nutrition and increase economic development across Africa by expanding and increasing the competitiveness of the food processing sector. Corporate volunteers from our consortium of world-class food companies are involved in projects with promising entrepreneurs in nine African countries. For more information please visit

SUN Business Network website

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The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network represents the private sector in the SUN Movement. The Network recruits and supports companies who pledge to contribute to the improvement of global nutrition. DSM advocates for business to take a leading role on this important issue, with CEO Feike Sijbesma co-chairing the Advisory Group of the Network and being a member of the SUN lead group. As for the SUN Business Network, DSM assists in the recruitment and management of this 186-company strong network of national and multinational companies. For more information please visit

Sight and Life website

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Sight and Life is a humanitarian nutrition think tank delivering innovative solutions to eliminate all forms of malnutrition in children and women of childbearing age and improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable populations. DSM and Sight and Life cooperate by exchanging, co-creating and advocating new scientific insights to reach those most in need with best nutrition solutions. For more information please visit

TiFN website


TiFN is a Netherlands based platform established in 1997 by industry and academia to develop innovations in food and nutrition that tackle major societal issues and generate competitive advantage. The platform focuses at precompetitive, long-term, strategic research. TiFN chooses for an integrated approach with multiple disciplines. Focal research programmes include: Sustainable Food Systems, Microbes and Function, Nutrition and Health and Sensory and Structure. For more information please visit

UNICEF website


In October 2017, DSM and UNICEF announced a new partnership to deliver better nutrition to at-risk children and mothers in Nigeria. Guided by the Sustainable Development Goal’s target of ending hunger and improving nutrition everywhere, the partnership focuses on reaching mothers and children with nutrition interventions during the crucial first 1,000 days of children’s lives, from conception to age 2. Together, the partners will develop scalable models and drive innovation to improve the quality of food and nutrition in Nigeria, with the goal of spurring similar action in other countries where malnutrition is a critical concern. The partners will also advocate on a global scale for best practices in micronutrient supplementation. For more information, please visit

Vitamin Angels

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Vitamin Angels is dedicated to reducing child mortality worldwide by advancing availability, access and use of essential micronutrients, especially vitamin A, among at-risk populations worldwide. Vitamin Angels specializes in working with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to catalyze locally sustainable micronutrient supply and distribution systems. DSM is fully supportive of this cause and works to help expand Vitamin Angels global reach and impact. For more information please visit

WFP website

World Food Programme2

The DSM-WFP partnership ‘Improving Nutrition, Improving Lives’, in place since 2007, aims to improve the nutritional value of the food that WFP distributes through product innovations such as fortified rice and a product aimed at people living with HIV/AIDS. Together, DSM and WFP make a difference to millions of people. In 2016 WFP reached 31.1 million beneficiaries with food that was improved by the DSM-WFP partnership. Additionally, DSM and WFP collaborate on training and development initiatives and on employee fundraising campaigns. For more information, please visit

World Vision International website

World Vision2

DSM and World Vision work together in a nutrition partnership that creates shared value for all stakeholders, including end consumers. The partners are investing in ways to increase availability, accessibility and adequate consumption of nutritionally improved foods by the most vulnerable people through support for staple food fortification and innovative delivery systems of nutritionally improved food. For more information please visit

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