Sustainability statements

Sustainability statements – People

 
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
Total workforce
20,786
20,796
21,351
23,485
23,498
Female / male ratio
27/73
28/72
27/73
26/74
26/74
      
% by age category
     
<26 years
6
5
6
6
6
26-35 years
25
26
25
24
24
36-45 years
28
30
29
30
30
46-55 years
27
27
28
28
28
>55
14
12
12
12
12
      
% non-Dutch
     
Executives
53
49
51
50
47
Management
67
68
64
65
63
Other
81
82
77
78
76
      
% female
     
Executives
15
15
12
11
10
Management
26
27
24
23
23
Other
29
29
28
27
27
      
% executive hires
     
Non-Dutch
88
79
88
75
58
Female
13
38
25
23
8
      
% new hires by region
     
Netherlands
5
11
11
10
12
Rest of Europe
23
22
19
23
21
North America
27
16
26
26
23
China
20
18
18
16
22
Rest of Asia-Pacific
8
13
18
19
18
Rest of the world
17
22
8
6
4
      
Total number new hires (excluding acquisitions)
1,730
2,171
1,997
1,834
2,073
      
Outflow of employees
     
Voluntary resignations
585
1,153
1,011
1,043
1,094
Dismissed
781
647
411
224
507
Reorganization
208
230
221
408
323
Retirements
143
170
167
259
225
Deceased
12
12
11
34
22
Total outflow (excluding divestments)
1,729
2,212
1,821
1,968
2,171
      
Divestments
57
2,324
2,479
78
18
      
Voluntary resignations (% total workforce)
2.8
5.5
4.7
4.4
4.7
Total resignations (% total workforce)
8.3
10.6
8.5
8.4
9.2
      
Training in hours per employee
25
29
25
25
24
      
Net sales per employee (x €1,000)
386
374
409
401
399
      
Safety
     
Frequency Index of Recordable Injuries (per 100 DSM employees and contractor employees)
0.33
0.41
0.47
0.38
0.44

Sustainability statements – Brighter Living Solutions

 
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
      
Brighter Living Solutions sales as % of net sales
63
-1
-1
-1
-1

1 2016 was the first year of reporting; consequently, there are no comparative figures for the previous years

Sustainability statements − Planet

 
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
      
Energy and greenhouse gases
     
Energy use (in petajoules)
22.6
20.9
39.1
41.1
40.6
Energy efficiency improvement (in %)
22
    
Greenhouse-gas emissions (in CO2 equivalents x million tons)
1.5
1.1
4.2
4.2
4.3
      
Emissions to air
     
Volatile Organic Compounds (x 1,000 tons)
8.9
3.1
4.2
4.3
3.5
Nitrogen oxide (NOx) (x 1,000 tons)
0.8
0.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) (x 1,000 tons)
0.33
0.04
0.08
0.07
0.13
      
Discharges to water and landfill
     
Chemical Oxygen Demand discharges to surface waters
(x 1,000 tons)
2.4
2.1
3.9
4.8
5.5
Waste recycled (in %)
831
    
(Landfilling) Non-hazardous waste (x 1,000 tons)
17.5
12.9
18.2
22.7
29.9
      
Water
     
Water consumption (x million m3)
221
    
Water use (x million m3)
104
101
118
150
149
      
Raw materials
     
Renewable raw materials (in %)
16.5
16
10.8
9.9
8.7
      
Biodiversity
     
Sites in or adjacent to protected areas (in %)
60
58
52
40
40
      
Fines (in €)
27,900
35,600
62,500
62,300
45,100
Non-monetary sanctions
2
5
4
4
6
Environmental incidents
1093
257
297
261
316
Environmental complaints
21
31
56
42
34

1 2016 was the first year of reporting; consequently, there are no comparative figures for the previous years

2 Compared to 2015

3 As of 2016, the Loss of Primary Containment of non-hazardous substances is no longer included in this number

DSM bases its sustainability reporting on best practice standards and international guidelines. Most important are the Standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). A detailed overview of how DSM reports according to the GRI Standards comprehensive indicators, including a reference to relevant sections in this report, is provided here. DSM aligns with the recommendations of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) Framework where possible.