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

    21,054 at year end 2017,
    excluding affiliates
  • Engagement

    75% Employee engagement index
    up 4% from 2016
  • Safety

    0.36 Frequency Index of
    Recordable Injuries
    up from 0.33 in 2016
  • Gender ratio

    27/7327% female / 73% male
    stable versus 2016
  • Female executives

    17%+2% up from 2016

Planet

  • Greenhouse gas

    26%Greenhouse-gas efficiency
    improvement, cumulative
    versus 2008 (on track)
  • Electricity

    21%Purchased electricity
    from renewable sources
    up from 8% in 2016
  • Innovation sales

    21% Innovation sales as % of
    total sales.
    Target of ~20% achieved
  • Energy efficiency

    3% Energy efficiency
    improvement, cumulative
    versus 2015. Ambition of more than 10%
    in 2025
  • Water consumption

    23 Water consumption
    up from 22 in 2016
    (in million m3)

Profit

  • Net sales

    € 8,632 up 9% from €7,920
    (in millions)
  • Adjusted EBITDA

    € 1,445 versus €1,262 in 2016
    (in millions)
  • Adjusted EBITDA growth

    15% versus 2016
  • ROCE growth

    + 190 versus 2016
    (in bps)
  • ROCE

    12.3% versus 10.4% in 2016
  • Cash provided

    € 996 by operating activities versus
    €1,018 in 2016
    (in millions)
  • Capital expenditure

    € 546 (cash-based), up from €475 in
    2016
    (in millions)
  • Net profit

    € 1,781 up from €629 in 2016
    (in millions)
  • Net earnings

    € 10.07 per ordinary share, versus
    €3.52 in 2016
  • Proposed dividend

    € 1.85 per ordinary share for 2017,
    up from €1.75 in 2016

Brighter Living Solutions

  • Sales of Brighter Living Solutions

    62%(ECO+/People+)
    aiming for 65% by 2020


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Message from our CEO

We are delighted to report again an excellent year, as we significantly exceeded our Strategy 2018 targets for EBITDA, ROCE and organic sales growth. Our focus on driving above market growth while relentlessly pursuing efficiency initiatives and maintaining capital discipline continues to produce very good results in both Nutrition and Materials. Our success comes from the ability to deliver sustainable, innovative solutions to meet our customers’ demand and help them to address end-market needs.

Read Feike Sijbesma's letter

DSM around the world

Netherlands

Net sales by origin

2,193 million | 25%

Net sales by destination

316 million | 4%

Workforce

3,831 (headcount)

North America

Net sales by origin

1,430 million | 17%

Net sales by destination

1,918 million | 22%

Workforce

3,264 (headcount)

Latin America

Net sales by origin

669 million | 8%

Net sales by destination

1,059 million | 12%

Workforce

2,078 (headcount)

Eastern Europe

Net sales by origin

182 million | 2%

Net sales by destination

564 million | 7%

Workforce

504 (headcount)

Rest of Western Europe

Net sales by origin

2,560 million | 30%

Net sales by destination

2,074 million | 24%

Workforce

4,905 (headcount)

China

Net sales by origin

1,023 million | 12%

Net sales by destination

1,116 million | 13%

Workforce

4,593 (headcount)

India

Net sales by origin

82 million | 1%

Net sales by destination

200 million | 2%

Workforce

537 (headcount)

Japan

Net sales by origin

123 million | 1%

Net sales by destination

299 million | 3%

Workforce

195 (headcount)

Rest of Asia

Net sales by origin

286 million | 3%

Net sales by destination

821 million | 10%

Workforce

870 (headcount)

Rest of the world

Net sales by origin

84 million | 1%

Net sales by destination

265 million | 3%

Workforce

277 (headcount)

DSM and the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals set out the global strategy for the world in order to tackle some of the most challenging issues. At DSM we proudly take a leading role in advancing the SDGs as part of our business strategy.

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