DSM Integrated Annual Report 2021

Our focus in Health, Nutrition & Care

In Health, Nutrition & Care, we address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2 (Zero Hunger), 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) and 12 (Sustainable Consumption and Production). As a leading provider of specialty nutritional and personal care ingredients and biomedical materials focusing on immunity, gut, brain and skin health, and solutions for orthopedics and cardiovascular, we aim to help keep the world’s growing population healthy. Founded on our innovative and sustainability-focused competences, our role as a fully integrated provider of solutions allows our customers to focus fully on the branding and commercialization of their products and creates opportunities for our own B2C business, i-Health.

Some of the key innovation focus areas include:

  • Preventive health and immunity through the provision of micronutrients such as vitamins C and D, and omega-3s, together with innovative solutions that include our algal lipids and ampli-D®, our rapid-acting and high-potency form of vitamin D
  • Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), where we are building an exciting innovation roadmap to address currently unmet needs in early life nutrition, dietary supplements and medical nutrition together with promising potential applications in pet foods
  • Personalized nutrition, which is a rapidly developing growth area spearheaded by our venture Hologram Sciences, Inc., where we work closely with leading start-ups in which we have already invested, such as Tespo and AVA

In addition, we are continuing our long-term commitment to champion efforts to increase the availability of micronutrient-rich food in countries with the world’s most vulnerable communities through various partnerships, such as with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF and World Vision, as well as our joint venture Africa Improved Foods (AIF).

United Nations World Food Programme