Decovery® 

Safeguarding our planet and its people

Safeguarding our planet and its people

At DSM our purpose is to create brighter lives for all – and that starts with our core value of sustainability. It’s a common thread that runs through everything we do (and have done for years). The reason is simple: we don’t want to be commercially successful in a world that fails...

Sustainably sourced

Renewable materials from responsible sources and carefully chosen suppliers.

Verified bio-based content

Bio-based content according to C14 standard1 3rd party lab reports as proof.

Proven reduced CO2 impact

Reduced environmental impact through lower CO2, proven through a 3rd party reviewed Lifecycle Assessment.

Sustainability leadership

For many years DSM has been at (or near) the top of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index; we recently became the top-ranked company for sustainability by the international chemical secretariat, Chemsec; and the leading environmental ratings agency, Sustainalytics, has rated DSM as number one in our industry sector two years running. 

In fact, here at DSM we believe so strongly in building a more sustainable world that we integrated the UN Sustainable Development Goals into our company strategy: not least by ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns (no 12) and taking urgent action to combat climate change (no 13).

Put simply, we need to combat our society’s addiction to fossil fuels and throwaway culture.

It’s simple: fossils belong in the ground 

We can never underestimate the impact of oil-based products on our planet and its people. When you consider the carbon cost of making these products - and the environmental impact of extracting the oil in the first place…it’s a price way too high for our planet to pay.

To put that into perspective, the world’s leading authority on this topic, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC), has said that to avoid environmental catastrophe we need to reduce our carbon consumption to net zero (meaning the amount of carbon we produce is offset by the amount we absorb) - by 2050. 

If we continue on our current path, it’s a world where in just one generation the Arctic could be completely ice-free; where 90% of the world’s coral will be gone; and where hundreds of millions will be left homeless due to intolerably high temperatures, flood and other extreme weather conditions.  

We need to act now. 

Less fossils = lower footprint

At Decovery® we want a world where high-performance coatings and inks have zero impact on the health of people and the environment – and that means accelerating the transformation towards plant-based coatings and inks.

Decovery® is made from up to 49% plant. And it can reduce carbon footprint of paint by up to 34% compared to fossil-based alternatives. 

This is independently proven and fully documented. Because when it comes to transparency and ensuring peace of mind for Decovery® customers and users we have one simple goal: let’s be clear. 

Discover more about our transparency efforts. 

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Whether you’re a paint manufacturer, a coating company, a designer, an architect, or just plain interested… we’d love to tell you more.

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