DSM Integrated Annual Report 2020

2020 DSM Integrated Annual Report

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Co-CEO Message

In 2020, we continued to make good progress on the execution of our long-term strategic plan and delivering against our purpose-led sustainability ambitions in People and Planet

Key Figures



Frequency Index of Recordable Injuries

compared to 0.28
in 2019


Employee Engagement Index

compared to 74%
in 2019



compared to 20%
in 2019

1 These data are subject to the non-financial reporting policy.



scope 1 + 2 reduction

cumulative structural improvement versus ~17% in 2019 (baseline 2016)


efficiency improvement

compared to 2.3%
in 2019


Purchased electricity from renewable resources

compared to 50%
in 2019

2 These data are subject to the non-financial reporting policy.
3 In total, our absolute reduction of scope 1 + 2 greenhouse gas emissions was 25% versus the 2016 baseline


€ 8,106

Sales from continuing operations

up 1% from € 7,998 in 2019
(in millions)


Adjusted EBITDA from continuing operations

versus 2019, with Nutrition +7% and Materials -27%

€ 955

Adjusted net operating free
cash flow

+19% versus 2019
(in millions)

€ 457

Net profit from continuing operations

-34% versus 2019
(in millions)

€ 4.12

Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations per ordinary share

versus € 4.21
in 2019

€ 2.40

Proposed dividend per
ordinary share

Our purpose is to create brighter lives for all.

We are already reaching more than 2.5 billion people worldwide.

What others say about us

“DSM Korea’s prompt demand forecasting and support enabled us to keep up our supply of products to the market during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
YoungJo Cho

CEO of Korea Eundan

“Together we developed a signature line of dietary supplements– all the way from our idea to the actual product on the shelf. We are pleased about the partnership with DSM and feel in very professional hands.”
Henrik Axelsen

Head of Sales and Marketing at VA Health

“We are proud to be taking on the pioneering role of being the world’s first textile rope manufacturer to use sustainable raw materials for its entire portfolio of products made with bio-based Dyneema®.”
Klaus Walther

Managing Director of Gleistein Ropes

“Our companies responded quickly to the need for high-quality face masks, enabled by fast decision-making and short communication lines.”
Willem van der Leegte

President and CEO of VDL Groep

“The involvement of DSM at this scale will definitely help us set new standards with the best nutrition and materials giving us a competitive edge inside and out.”
Iwan Spekenbrink