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Sustainable Customer Solutions

Delivering sustainability via the high-performance plastics we produce and the applications in which they are used

Sustainability

Materializing the possibilities

At DSM sustainability is the core value of the company. We are focused on delivering science-based, sustainable and scalable solutions that face up to the challenges our world faces today. Every day more than 20,000 DSM employees are enabling our customers and consumers to contribute to more prosperous societies.

We measure the environmental and social impact of our products at both a production level and over their full life cycle, from resource extraction to waste management. Insights from these studies show us where we can further improve and where to target our Bright Science so we constantly improve the sustainability performance of our customers or end users.

Featured Customer Cases

Commited to Apple’s 100% Clean Energy Production program

We are proud to support Apple’s Clean Energy program and the transition to 100% renewable energy in their supply chain. Our polymers and compounds are used in many Apple products, including connectors and cables.

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Vaude uses unique bio-based polyamide in part of their outdoor fashion collection

Sustainable Outdoor Clothing Manufactorer Vaude, uses our unique polyamide EcoPaXX to make robust fiber for the abrasion resistant outer material used on high wear areas of their 3-layer jackets and pants and in two of their backpacks.  the two backpacks of the Green Shape Core Collection. 

Reducing CO2 emissions in cars: The pursuit of continuous innovation

About ten years ago, the automotive industry was preparing for legislation imposed by the European Union that would impose very hefty fines on cars with excessive CO2 emissions. The entire timing chain system has a real impact on fuel economy and emissions due to the resulting friction. We connected this fact to the coming legislation and saw a real opportunity in front of us!

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Transforming discarded fishing nets into high-end surfboard components

Starboard, a world leading watersports company and DSM are collecting and upcycling discarded fishing nets to create a material for consumer goods such as surfboard components. In doing so the collaboration supports litter-free beaches, a healthier marine environment and creates a positive social impact for local communities in India.

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Will hydrogen drive a CO2 revolution in the automotive industry?

Hydrogen has the highest energy per mass of any fuel. One kg of hydrogen is equivalent to 33.3 kWh, which means it delivers three times more energy than conventional fuel. But hydrogen’s low ambient temperature density results in a low energy per unit volume. This requires the development of advanced storage methods that have the potential for higher energy density.

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A Sustainable Future: Science Fiction?

Eco cities. Green cars. Transformation of energy systems. Nothing will impact how these concepts are realized, and their capabilities, more than the materials we use. Materials science will be the epicenter of innovation amidst rapid change and disruption, paving the road from idea to reality – science fiction to truth.

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  • DSM among leaders in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

    DSM has been recognized for its consistent and longstanding commitment to sustainability, having been named among the global leaders for the past 14 years.

     

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  • Download DSM Sustainability Introduction (1.29 MB)

    Learn about DSM Corporate Sustainability's Growth Areas, Focus, Development Goals and Strategy.

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  • DSM Corporate Sustainability

    Learn how DSM Corporate Sustainability is focusing on delivering science-based, sustainable and scalable solutions that face up to the challenges our world faces today.

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