The DSM Code of Business Conduct (‘the Code’) serves as an umbrella for several other DSM regulations and forms the basis for our company’s ethical business behavior. Our purpose, our culture and our business principles are an integral part of the Code. The business principles translate our purpose into important do’s and don’ts to guide our business operations and decisions in daily practice. All DSM employees are expected to follow the Code, which is available in seven languages. The full text of the Code also appears on the company website. The Managing Board holds DSM’s unit management accountable for compliance.