Edith Schippers, President DSM Netherlands: “Covid-19 has an unprecedented effect on our lives, with far-reaching personal, societal and economic consequences. At the same time, many people in the Netherlands have joined forces to help prevent further covid-19 infections. Collaboration and partnerships between start-ups, family business, multinationals and the government that were established in record-time, show that we can do great things when it is most needed. I thank the employees of DSM, the employees of other companies and the Dutch government for their unprecedented commitment at this time of crisis.”
DSM continues to apply its scientific know-how and resources to support the fight against covid-19 through various global and local initiatives. These include manufacturing and delivering 2.8 million nose swabs and 390,000 liters of disinfectant in the Netherlands as well as vital test kit equipment and distributing millions of immunity-optimizing products to communities, healthcare workers, as well as all DSM employees and their families worldwide. DSM has also joined global collaborative ‘Build Back Better’ initiatives advocating for economic recovery policies that trigger investments and behavioral changes to increase society’s resilience to global emergencies such as climate change.
*existing and new partners: AFPRO Filters, Royal Auping, Chr. Muller Touw, Duflex Mechatronics, ECM Europe, Hunter Douglas, Innovatec, Mediq, Molded, Nie-met, Panton, Papyrolux, Reinier de Graaf-ziekenhuis Delft, Schaafsma Paper Group, Steris, TU Delft, VDL en Vipack.