How DSM creates value for its stakeholders

The diagram here is based on the International Integrated Reporting Council's Integrated Reporting <IR> framework and gives an overview of how DSM creates value for stakeholders based on six capital inputs:

  • Human capital
  • Societal & relationship capital
  • Natural capital
  • Financial capital
  • Intellectual capital
  • Manufactured capital

Since 2002, we have reported on our performance in terms of People, Planet and Profit, and so the six capitals shown here continue to be clustered accordingly.

DSM's organizational and operating model is made up of market-facing business groups focused on the primary business functions (Innovation and R&D, Direct Sourcing, Manufacturing & Operations, and Marketing & Sales), global support and functional excellence departments, and regional organizations.

We seek to minimize risk and take advantage of the opportunities around megatrends, thereby transforming the capital inputs into value and positive impact. A key part of our strategy, aside from our financial targets, is to continue to strengthen our commitment to sustainability. We especially try to have a positive impact through our engagement related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). DSM engages on all 17 SDGs, especially on the five shown in this figure. For more information, see DSM and the Sustainable Development Goals and throughout this Report.