DSM Integrated Annual Report 2020


Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Royal DSM) is a company limited by shares listed on Euronext Amsterdam. It is managed by a Managing Board together with an Executive Committee and an independent Supervisory Board. Members of the Managing Board and the Supervisory Board are appointed (and, if necessary, dismissed) by the General Meeting of Shareholders.

The company is governed by Dutch law and by its Articles of Association, which can be consulted on the company website. The General Meeting of Shareholders decides on any amendment to the Articles of Association by an absolute majority of the votes cast. A decision to amend the Articles of Association may only be taken at the proposal of the Managing Board, subject to the approval of the Supervisory Board.

At DSM, we fully inform our stakeholders about our corporate objectives, the way our company is managed, and our company’s performance. In doing so, we aim to pursue an open dialogue with our shareholders and other stakeholders.

Our company has an organizational structure built around business groups that are empowered to perform all short- and long-term business functions. In this, they are assisted by support and corporate functions, as well as by regional organizations.