DSM Integrated Annual Report 2022

Our focus in Health, Nutrition & Care

As a leading end-to-end provider of specialty nutritional, personal care and biomedical solutions, our Health, Nutrition & Care business aims to help keep the world’s growing population healthy through all of life’s stages.

Building upon our deep scientific competences, we are focused on improving the immune, gut, brain and skin health of people, as well as orthopedic and cardiovascular solutions. In doing so, we tackle major societal challenges that range from preventing malnutrition to supporting an aging population and safeguarding people against environmental threats like air pollution and skin cancer. Through our broad and growing portfolio of clinical-science-backed solutions, we address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2 (Zero Hunger), 3 (Good Health and Well-Being) and 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production).

As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers worldwide are increasingly aware of the crucial role of nutrition in supporting immunity. This is driving innovation as we develop solutions including vitamins, nutraceuticals and probiotics to meet demand. The pandemic has simultaneously accelerated consumers’ use of digital technology to proactively seek information and make purchasing decisions in order to take preventative health measures.

As a fully integrated provider, we enable our customers to concentrate entirely on the branding and commercialization of their products. This approach also creates opportunities for our own direct-to-consumer business, i-Health, and for our personalized nutrition venture Hologram Sciences, Inc., which adds advanced diagnostics and lifestyle advice to provide pioneering holistic customized solutions.

As part of our long-term commitment to improve the health of people everywhere, we continue to champion efforts to increase the availability of micronutrient-rich food among the world’s most vulnerable communities through partnerships such as with the United Nations World Food Programme, UNICEF and World Vision, as well as our joint venture Africa Improved Foods.