Life and materials science company among leaders
Royal DSM, the global company, is once again amongst the leaders in the chemical industry sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index published today. Since 2004 DSM has four times ranked among the very top leaders in the sector and has six times held the worldwide sustainability leader position in the Materials industry group (previously named Chemicals supersector).
Feike Sijbesma, CEO and Chairman of the DSM Managing Board, said:
DSM launched some major ECO+ products in H1 2013. This increased the share of ECO+ solutions in its Innovation pipeline to 93% in H1 2013, which is above the 2015 aspiration of 80%. The share of ECO+ products in DSM’s running business portfolio was 41% in the first half of 2013, well on track towards the 2015 aspiration of 50%.
Earlier this year DSM announced plans to help provide effective nutrition interventions to 50 million beneficiaries (pregnant or lactating women, children under the age of 2) per year by 2020. This commitment is part of DSM’s endorsement of the Global Nutrition for Growth Compact, which aims to provide 500 million beneficiaries with effective nutrition interventions by 2020.
At the 2013 World Economic Forum in Davos, DSM and the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) signed an agreement to extend their existing partnership for three years (to 2015) to combat hidden hunger and malnutrition in the developing world. DSM and World Vision, a global development organization, also announced an ambitious partnership this year.