DSM Integrated Annual Report 2021

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 2021.

Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) conferred on DSM the ‘Asia’s Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year’ award. ACES noted the role of sustainability in the company’s identity, strategy, business and operations.

EXAME magazine recognized DSM as one of the three most sustainable companies in Brazil in the EXAME ESG Guide and one of the 67 most diverse companies in Brazil in the EXAME Diversity Guide.

New Jersey Business and Industry Association and New Jersey Business magazine presented DSM with an Outstanding Employer of the Year award in recognition of our efforts in the area of social well-being, such as the launch of our new Culture Compass.

Our sustainability initiatives were recognized in PWC’s book on Sustainability Transformation in Japan. This was also featured in the Nikkei Newspaper.

DSM was selected as a winner in the Sustainable Business category at the Singapore APEX Corporate Sustainability Awards, organized by the United Nations Global Compact Singapore chapter.

SSON Analytics included DSM in their Top 20 Most Admired Shared Services Organizations (SSOs) and Global Business Services (GBS) benchmarking study 2021. This study provided valuable insights to how GBS are developing and allows companies to understand what needs to be improved to drive a high-performing GBS organization.

At the 13th Special International Roundtable of Multinational Corporation Leaders, DSM received the Outstanding Contribution Award in fighting COVID-19 in recognition of our efforts in this cause in China and globally.