Recently the company held a Sustainable Evidence-based Actions for Change (SEAChange) workshop in Singapore, gathering partners from all industries with an objective to develop effective, affordable and nutritious products aimed at low to middle income consumers in Southeast and South Asian countries. The workshop prompted new collaborations between non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, governments and private sector organizations to participate in projects such as rice fortification, new nutritious product development and focused advocacy for improving nutrition.
As part of the company’s efforts to promote good nutrition among its workers, DSM serves lunch meals that include fortified rice kernels enhanced with essential micronutrients to its factory workers at its Malaysia Premix Plant. In Singapore, these fortified rice kernels are also distributed by DSM through social enterprise 45RICE, to help address nutritional challenges of migrant workers.
With its success in combining sustainability and corporate performance DSM has been recognized both across the globe and regionally. In 2018, DSM was named on Fortune Magazine’s ‘Change the World’ List for the third consecutive year, among 57 companies that induced positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. DSM was also named on Forbes’s list of The World’s Most Sustainable Companies in 2017. In China, DSM was named “2016-2017 Most Respected Companies in China” by The Economic Observer. Earlier this year, DSM was also accorded “Best Stakeholder Engagement & Materiality” at Sustainable Business Awards 2018 in Singapore.
Its expertise in health, nutrition and materials fields has also enabled DSM to make significant progress in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals, such as improving their greenhouse-gas efficiency by 40-45 percent by 2025. DSM is already well on its way to reaching this goal, having achieved 26 percent improvement in greenhouse-gas efficiency in 2017 from its 2008 base.
With its longstanding commitment to creating societal value in the areas of nutrition and health, climate and energy, resources and circularity, DSM is truly a Purpose Led, Performance driven company