Ready to face challenges beyond the pandemic
There will be challenges to face beyond Covid-19, such as climate change, plastic pollution and resource depletion. It is more important than ever that we collectively step up our efforts to drive circularity and live sustainably.
DSM Engineering Materials has a long history of developing sustainable materials. Well-known examples include our EcoPaXX®, which is our most established bio-based high performance polyamide, and Akulon® RePurposed, our high-performance polyamide recovered from wasted fishing nets.
This year we took, together with our partners and suppliers, another ambitious step in our sustainability journey by introducing new bio- and/or recycled-based grades for Stanyl®, Akulon® and Arnitel®—a big step forward to establish bio-based and recycled-based alternatives for our entire portfolio by 2030. These alternatives will contain at least 25% recycled-and/or bio-based content via a mass balance approach while keeping the exact same properties as those in our current portfolio.
We furthermore commit to reducing greenhouse emissions with 30% by 2030 and to increasing our share of purchased renewable energy across the world to over 75% by 2030.
As you can see, all of us at DSM and our partners have been very busy contributing to helping others during this trying time, while focusing on a sustainable future. DSM has been and will also be focused on Doing Something Meaningful, and helping our partners Do Something Meaningful.
This season, I want to give thanks to the extraordinary efforts of our partners, and our combined focus on health and safety. I wish you all Happy Holidays, good health, and a Happy New Year!