DSM Integrated Annual Report 2020

External recognitions

We are proud when our efforts receive positive recognition from others. Below is a selection of some awards and recognitions that we received from NGOs and trade organizations, customers, suppliers and academia in 2020.

Chemical Week gave DSM first place in the Best Sustainable Program category of the inaugural Chemical Week Sustainability Awards. The award recognized how DSM incorporated sustainability and circularity into the company DNA through our product portfolio and corporate strategy.

We were listed as one of the most sustainable companies in Brazil according to the Exame Sustainability Guide for our challenge to improve public health through nutrition.

General Motors (GM) recognized DSM Engineering Materials with a Supplier Quality Excellence Award in 2020. This is the fifth time in the past six years that DSM has received this award.

DSM China was selected for the third time as one of the 2020 Golden Bee CSR China Honor Roll companies by Golden Bee Think Tank and China Sustainability Tribune. The 15th International CSR Forum with the theme ‘Responsibility Builds Corporate Resilience’ was held in Beijing on 6 August.

The Tsukuba Plant of Japan Fine Coating (JFC) was selected as ‘Model Plant’ and ‘Excellent Plant of Hazardous Material Safety’ by the Japan Association for Safety of Hazardous Materials (JASHM) for its excellent safety record and outstanding safety behaviors. It also won the ‘Ibaraki Prefectural Governor Award’ from the Ibaraki Association for Safety of Hazardous Materials. As a result, the plant will be featured in JASHM’s safety training videos.

SABRE Awards Latin America, one of the most recognized branding and communication awards in the world, recognized our ‘Life In Our Hands’ communication campaign as the best in the region in the Manufacturing Industry category.

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