Annual Report 2015 - DSM
  • Employees
  • Training & development
  • Stakeholder engagement & Public-Private Partnerships
  • Philanthropy & sponsoring
  • Safety & health
  • Engaged workforce
  • Skills & employability
  • Employee benefits
  • People+ solutions
  • Improved nutrition
  • Raw materials (including renewables)
  • Energy (including renewables)
  • Water
  • ECO+ solutions
  • Reduced environmental footprint
  • Enabling transition to (bio) renewable & circular economy
  • Safer ingredients & materials
  • Shareholder equity
  • Borrowings
  • Partnerships & Open innovation
  • Purchased goods & services
  • Manufacturing asset base
  • Financial performance (EBITDA & ROCE growth)
  • Dividend
  • Contribute to business success for suppliers & customers
  • Contribute to civil society via tax
  • Patents & royalties

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  • Better fed & healthier individuals and communities
  • More prosperous and resilient employees for the company and its value chain
  • More sustainable use of recources, for the company and in its value chain
  • Products that contribute to safer, healthier working & living environments
  • Driving Profitable Growth through science-based sustainable solutions
  • Sustainable returns to investors
  • Positive contibution to economic growth in the countries & markets in which DSM operates

6 Capitals

Human capital

DSM employs many skilled and talented people from diverse backgrounds. DSM strives to provide employees with a safe and inspiring workplace as well as with the tools and training they need to be effective and to develop their abilities. DSM rewards employees with competitive benefit packages.

Societal & relationship capital

DSM engages with various stakeholders to ensure close alignment between the company's aims and societal needs. DSM generates value for stakeholders outside its direct value chains of employees, suppliers, customers and end-users; these include employees' families, governments, local communities and civil society.

Natural capital

DSM recognizes that the world is an interconnected system of resources. For DSM this represents a responsibility and a business opportunity. DSM aims to reduce the environmental impact of its supply chain, operations and products and services, whilst developing innovative solutions that deliver sustainability benefits to customers and beyond.

Financial capital

Providers of capital — share-holders and bondholders, banks and the financial markets — supply funds that DSM uses in its business to create value, driving growth and delivering sustainable returns.

Intellectual capital

DSM manufactures and distributes high-quality products and services safely, efficiently and responsibly and strives to develop valuable, collaborative and long-term relationships with customers and suppliers. DSM pursues open innovation, connecting and collaborating with partners and investing in start-ups.

Manufactured capital

DSM has unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences and connects these to deliver innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance.