As the world’s leading producer of micronutrients including vitamins, DSM is taking its responsibility to help solve the world’s greatest solvable problem: malnutrition, affecting 2 billion people across the globe. With our plans to reach 50 million beneficiaries by 2020 we fully support efforts to scale up nutrition. We believe investing in nutrition can break the cycle of poverty and build thriving societies and markets. DSM and its 23,500 employees are committed to helping tackle malnutrition using our knowledge and expertise through public-private partnerships.
Statement of Commitments
Royal DSM is committed to scaling up nutrition through:
- Providing effective nutrition interventions to 50 million beneficiaries (pregnant and lactating woman and children under two) per year by 2020. DSM expects to reach these beneficiaries through its existing public-private partnerships, such as with the World Food Programme, Vitamin Angels and World Vision International as well as advocacy and using its sphere of influence.
- Offering Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Compact signatories and their suppliers access to the products of its Nutrition Improvement Program (NIP), the partner of choice in the global fight against malnutrition in the developing world, at rates comparable to those available to NGO’s and International Organizations. With the Compact signatories recruited, DSM will also work to define a supplier and community outreach program to advocate the Nutrition for Growth agenda and explore the supply of its Nutrition Improvement Program products through these channels.
- Assisting N4G Compact signatories in defining or enhancing a corporate nutrition policy focusing on healthy, balanced diets and the promotion of breast feeding policies, including ‘nutrition audits’ to measure the quality of fortified foods and the effectiveness of interventions.
- Contributing technical expertise to support public-private partnerships with the World Food Programme, World Vision, Project Laser Beam, Partners in Food Solutions, GAIN, Vitamin Angels and the Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition.
- Publishing nutrition science and evidence-based advocacy via DSM’s humanitarian think tank Sight and Life.
- DSM’s CEO, Feike Sijbesma, is a member of the SUN Business Network (SBN) Advisory Group, providing strategic advice to the SBN and championing the role of the private sector in scaling up nutrition amongst the business community and other SUN stakeholders.