DSM's purpose is to create brighter lives for people today and generations to come. We use our unique competences in health, nutrition and materials to create solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance.

People

  • Workforce

    20,78627% female / 73% male
  • Safety

    0.33frequency index of recordable injuries per 100 employees
  • Nationalities

    98
  • Engagement

    71%employee engagement favorable score

Planet

  • Greenhouse gas

    1.5total DSM emissions in million tons CO2eq
  • Water consumption

    22total DSM in million m3
  • Energy use

    22.6total DSM in petajoules
  • Innovation sales

    22%as percentage of total sales

Brighter Living Solutions

  • 63%as % of net sales

Profit

  • Net sales

    continuing operations

    € 7,920(in million)
  • Adjusted EBITDA

    continuing operations

    € 1,262(in million)
  • Net profit

    total DSM

    € 621(in million)
  • Capital expenditure

    continuing operations

    € 475(cash based, in million)
  • Cash provided

    by operating activities

    € 1,018(in million)
  • Net earnings

    per ordinary share

    € 3.52(total DSM)
  • Dividend

    per ordinary share

    € 1.75
  • ROCE

    continuing operations

    10.4%


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Message from our CEO

We are intent on 'future-proofing' DSM, delivering higher value to all our stakeholders.

We posted 2016 results well ahead of our mid-term targets, improving both profit and returns. We also succeeded in making our own operations more sustainable while at the same time increasing the proportion of Brighter Living Solutions our customers buy from us.

Read Feike Sijbesma's letter

DSM around the world

Netherlands

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Net sales by origin

2,006 million | 25%

Net sales by destination

303 million | 4%

Workforce

4,026 (headcount)

North America

×

Net sales by origin

1,436 million | 18%

Net sales by destination

1,795 million | 23%

Workforce

3,187 (headcount)

Latin America

×

Net sales by origin

544 million | 7%

Net sales by destination

989 million | 12%

Workforce

2,069 (headcount)

Eastern Europe

×

Net sales by origin

160 million | 2%

Net sales by destination

494 million | 6%

Workforce

439 (headcount)

Rest of Western Europe

×

Net sales by origin

2,444 million | 31%

Net sales by destination

1,877 million | 25%

Workforce

4,715 (headcount)

China

×

Net sales by origin

842 million | 11%

Net sales by destination

989 million | 12%

Workforce

4,594 (headcount)

India

×

Net sales by origin

73 million | 1%

Net sales by destination

178 million | 2%

Workforce

475 (headcount)

Japan

×

Net sales by origin

100 million | 1%

Net sales by destination

264 million | 3%

Workforce

193 (headcount)

Rest of Asia

×

Net sales by origin

241 million | 3%

Net sales by destination

787 million | 10%

Workforce

828 (headcount)

Rest of the world

×

Net sales by origin

74 million | 1%

Net sales by destination

244 million | 3%

Workforce

260 (headcount)

DSM and the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development

With sustainability a key differentiator and business driver, DSM provides innovative science-based products and solutions that make a real contribution to a brighter future for people around the world, and in doing so creates a more sustainable and profitable future for itself.

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Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

  • Introducing DSM

    Did you know that DSM has the broadest portfolio of nutritional ingredients? That millions of people already have our biomedical materials in their body? Or that our innovations make materials lighter, healthier, safer, stronger and more durable, with a smaller environmental footprint? Find out more about our portfolio in Health, Nutrition and Materials.

  • Bright Minds Challenge

    DSM and its partners have initiated the Bright Minds Challenge because we believe science can solve the most important issues facing the world today. Starting with the issue that is arguably the biggest and most pressing of all — climate change. The 94-year-old inventor and renewables visionary John B. Goodenough inspired the Bright Minds Challenge. He has dedicated his life to the renewable energy revolution and has already shown that science can change the world.

  • The impact of our innovations

    All over the world DSM is tackling the major challenges we face today in the areas of health, wellness, climate and energy. From 100% recyclable carpets and innovative fibers that protect athletes’ bodies, to beneficial bacteria and edible plant proteins, our disruptive bright science is changing the world for people, industry, eco-systems and society as a whole. The future is bright.