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  • Overall approach
    3/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & Paper
      "DSM is taking steps to reduce deforestation by sourcing ingredients like palm oil derivatives, soy derivatives, glycerin and wood fiber in a more sustainable way."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      If Other Initiative, specify::

      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      "DSM has been a signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2007"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "People depend on forests. They are an important resource and essential to our ecosystem. Forests improve air quality, protect watersheds, prevent soil erosion, and provide habitats for animals; altogether contributing positively to our Earth’s biodiversity. They also help mitigate climate change. Destroying forests, also called deforestation, causes approximately 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Not specified

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & Paper
      "At DSM, sustainability starts at the top with our Managing Board. Our Sustainability Leadership Team - which includes representatives from each of our business groups and functions - is chaired by the Vice President Corporate Sustainability who oversees the integration of sustainability into our business - as well as our sustainability performance and targets each quarter. To support the company in managing its sustainability policies, DSM's Supervisory Board appointed its own Sustainability Committee in 2009 to supervise the Managing Board on sustainability matters." The company's sustainability policies include a deforestation policy focusing on palm oil, soy, glycerin and wood fiber.
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
      Yes for all commodities
      0/0
      Which commodities does the committee focus on?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & Paper

      Does it disclose the percentage of pay at risk?: Yes - for the Short-Term Incentive, "Half of the at-target STI is linked to financial objectives; the other half is tied to sustainability aspirations and individual goals" and "On-target performance: 50% of annual base salary. Maximum opportunity capped at 100%." For the Long-Term Incentive, "Half of the target LTI is linked to financial goals; the other half is linked to sustainability aspirations", and "The at-target grant equals 100% of base salary." https://annualreport.dsm.com/ar2019/report-by-the-supervisory-board/remuneration-report-2019
      "The design of our short and long-term incentive plans emphasizes long-term growth opportunities in the domains of Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Living. Targets on energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction, as well as a shift in portfolio toward Brighter Living Solutions, underpin our commitment to sustainability while ensuring financial performance in line with our key strategic goals (Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted net operating free cash flow). Obviously, our remuneration policy is designed to attract and retain the talent we require to achieve our Strategy 2021 and sustainable success in the long term." The company's sustainability policies include a deforestation policy focusing on palm oil, soy, glycerin and wood fiber.
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    27/84
    • Palm oil
      34/84
      • Commitment Strength
        11/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          7/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "DSM Food Specialties and DSM Nutritional Products has met its objective to use 100% RSPO certifiedsustainable palm oil products using RSPO “Mass Balance” supply chain models by 2020.Going forward, DSM Nutritional Products aims to have all of the major production sites that use palmoil derivatives RSPO certified."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
            Only applies to two subsidiaries - "DSM Food Specialties and DSM Nutritional Products has met its objective to use 100% RSPO certifiedsustainable palm oil products using RSPO “Mass Balance” supply chain models by 2020.Going forward, DSM Nutritional Products aims to have all of the major production sites that use palmoil derivatives RSPO certified."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            Only applies to two subsidiaries - "DSM Food Specialties and DSM Nutritional Products has met its objective to use 100% RSPO certifiedsustainable palm oil products using RSPO “Mass Balance” supply chain models by 2020.Going forward, DSM Nutritional Products aims to have all of the major production sites that use palmoil derivatives RSPO certified."
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "DSM Food Specialties and DSM Nutritional Products has met its objective to use 100% RSPO certifiedsustainable palm oil products using RSPO “Mass Balance” supply chain models by 2020.Going forward, DSM Nutritional Products aims to have all of the major production sites that use palmoil derivatives RSPO certified."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
            Only applies to two subsidiaries - "DSM Food Specialties and DSM Nutritional Products has met its objective to use 100% RSPO certifiedsustainable palm oil products using RSPO “Mass Balance” supply chain models by 2020.Going forward, DSM Nutritional Products aims to have all of the major production sites that use palmoil derivatives RSPO certified."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2020
            Only applies to two subsidiaries - "DSM Food Specialties and DSM Nutritional Products has met its objective to use 100% RSPO certifiedsustainable palm oil products using RSPO “Mass Balance” supply chain models by 2020.Going forward, DSM Nutritional Products aims to have all of the major production sites that use palmoil derivatives RSPO certified."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
          "In the following paragraphs we present the DSM Supplier Code of Conduct: Non-discrimination [...] Forced labor and child labor [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Non-discrimination - suppliers do not discriminate in any manner on the basis of race, ethnic background, nationality, age, religion, gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "DSM Food Specialties and DSM Nutritional Products has met its objective to use 100% RSPO certifiedsustainable palm oil products using RSPO “Mass Balance” supply chain models by 2020 [...] At this moment, DSM Nutritional Products’ production sites inGrenzach and Sisseln are certified under both the RSPO “Mass Balance” and “Segregation” supplychain models, and one site in Singapore is certified under “Mass Balance”."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            "DSM Food Specialties and DSM Nutritional Products has met its objective to use 100% RSPO certifiedsustainable palm oil products using RSPO “Mass Balance” supply chain models by 2020 [...] At this moment, DSM Nutritional Products’ production sites inGrenzach and Sisseln are certified under both the RSPO “Mass Balance” and “Segregation” supplychain models, and one site in Singapore is certified under “Mass Balance”."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%
            "DSM Food Specialties and DSM Nutritional Products has met its objective to use 100% RSPO certifiedsustainable palm oil products using RSPO “Mass Balance” supply chain models by 2020 [...] At this moment, DSM Nutritional Products’ production sites inGrenzach and Sisseln are certified under both the RSPO “Mass Balance” and “Segregation” supplychain models, and one site in Singapore is certified under “Mass Balance”."
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO
            "DSM Food Specialties and DSM Nutritional Products has met its objective to use 100% RSPO certifiedsustainable palm oil products using RSPO “Mass Balance” supply chain models by 2020 [...] At this moment, DSM Nutritional Products’ production sites inGrenzach and Sisseln are certified under both the RSPO “Mass Balance” and “Segregation” supplychain models, and one site in Singapore is certified under “Mass Balance”."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Law and regulations – suppliers operate infull compliance with international, nationaland local laws and regulations that areapplicable to their business operations andobtain all the necessary permits. Localindustry standards prevail in cases wherethese are more stringent than local legalrequirements." "Our approach to compliance is defined in our Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC). Through assessments and audits, we check that suppliers act in compliance with external and internal norms and values. Where a risk or breach occurs, we work with suppliers to define and execute an improvement plan. If non-compliance still persists, we may choose to terminate the relationship with the supplier. "
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: email address

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: yes
          "The whistleblower policy meets the requirements of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code in the Netherlands and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the United States. Under the policy, employees can report any situation that involves a (suspicion of a) violation by DSM or one of its employees of:an existing law or regulationthe DSM Code of Business Conductany of the DSM Corporate Policies, Requirements and Directives.People who are not DSM employees but wish to raise a concern regarding a (suspicion of a) violation by DSM or its employees of any laws or regulations or the DSM Code of Business Conduct can do so by contacting DSM's Corporate Alert Officer via email."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the certified volume?: 71%

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 29%

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 71%
          "In 2019, DSM procured approximately 2,300 metric tonnes of palm oil products, of which 71% wascertified: RSPO “mass balance” – 54%. RSPO “segregation” – 6%. GreenPalm “Book and claim” RSPO credits – 11%. Uncertified – 29%"
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 not disclosed

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 Not disclosed

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not disclosed

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification
          "We understand that connecting across complex value chains isn’t easy. That’s why we are a proud member of the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative, which focuses on developing and implementing a global supplier engagement program that assesses and improves sustainable sourcing practices on both an environmental and societal level. - Sustainability Audit - Each audit is performed by an approved, independent auditor and provides details of both strengths and opportunities for improvement based on the following criteria: management, environment"
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      22/84
      • Commitment Strength
        6/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/17
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            If Other, specify here: Proterra

            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification

            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "DSM procured 48 MT of Proterra certified soy flour in 2019. This was mainly used by the DSM FoodSpecialties production site in Seclin. The remaining 70% of soy flour was procured in China, of whichthe supplier is chosen for food safety standards."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            Only applies to soy flour - "DSM procured 48 MT of Proterra certified soy flour in 2019. This was mainly used by the DSM FoodSpecialties production site in Seclin. The remaining 70% of soy flour was procured in China, of whichthe supplier is chosen for food safety standards."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "DSM procured 48 MT of Proterra certified soy flour in 2019. This was mainly used by the DSM FoodSpecialties production site in Seclin. The remaining 70% of soy flour was procured in China, of whichthe supplier is chosen for food safety standards."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "In the following paragraphs we present the DSM Supplier Code of Conduct: Non-discrimination [...] Forced labor and child labor [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Non-discrimination - suppliers do not discriminate in any manner on the basis of race, ethnic background, nationality, age, religion, gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "DSM procured 48 MT of Proterra certified soy flour in 2019. This was mainly used by the DSM FoodSpecialties production site in Seclin. The remaining 70% of soy flour was procured in China, of whichthe supplier is chosen for food safety standards."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Law and regulations – suppliers operate infull compliance with international, nationaland local laws and regulations that areapplicable to their business operations andobtain all the necessary permits. Localindustry standards prevail in cases wherethese are more stringent than local legalrequirements." "Our approach to compliance is defined in our Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC). Through assessments and audits, we check that suppliers act in compliance with external and internal norms and values. Where a risk or breach occurs, we work with suppliers to define and execute an improvement plan. If non-compliance still persists, we may choose to terminate the relationship with the supplier. "
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: yes

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: email address
          "The whistleblower policy meets the requirements of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code in the Netherlands and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the United States. Under the policy, employees can report any situation that involves a (suspicion of a) violation by DSM or one of its employees of:an existing law or regulationthe DSM Code of Business Conductany of the DSM Corporate Policies, Requirements and Directives.People who are not DSM employees but wish to raise a concern regarding a (suspicion of a) violation by DSM or its employees of any laws or regulations or the DSM Code of Business Conduct can do so by contacting DSM's Corporate Alert Officer via email."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 22,600 tons
          "In 2019, DSM procured approximately 22,600 metric tonnes of soybean products."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not disclosed

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 Not disclosed

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 Not disclosed

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: 0 Not disclosed
          "We understand that connecting across complex value chains isn’t easy. That’s why we are a proud member of the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative, which focuses on developing and implementing a global supplier engagement program that assesses and improves sustainable sourcing practices on both an environmental and societal level. - Sustainability Audit - Each audit is performed by an approved, independent auditor and provides details of both strengths and opportunities for improvement based on the following criteria: management, environment"
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper *
      22/84
      • Commitment Strength
        10/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "Across DSM, wood fiber-based products are sourced mainly for pallets, cardboard, paper bags and for our biomass plant in Switzerland. In 2018, DSM started the Green Tender Initiative, a step-by-step approach to attaining more sustainable suppliers across all of these categories [...] Going forward our ambition is to have our supplier use at least 80% of their wood consumption from FSC / PEFC certified forest"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Across DSM, wood fiber-based products are sourced mainly for pallets, cardboard, paper bags and for our biomass plant in Switzerland. In 2018, DSM started the Green Tender Initiative, a step-by-step approach to attaining more sustainable suppliers across all of these categories [...] Going forward our ambition is to have our supplier use at least 80% of their wood consumption from FSC / PEFC certified forest"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "Across DSM, wood fiber-based products are sourced mainly for pallets, cardboard, paper bags and for our biomass plant in Switzerland. In 2018, DSM started the Green Tender Initiative, a step-by-step approach to attaining more sustainable suppliers across all of these categories [...] Going forward our ambition is to have our supplier use at least 80% of their wood consumption from FSC / PEFC certified forest"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "Across DSM, wood fiber-based products are sourced mainly for pallets, cardboard, paper bags and for our biomass plant in Switzerland. In 2018, DSM started the Green Tender Initiative, a step-by-step approach to attaining more sustainable suppliers across all of these categories [...] Going forward our ambition is to have our supplier use at least 80% of their wood consumption from FSC / PEFC certified forest"
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "In the following paragraphs we present the DSM Supplier Code of Conduct: Non-discrimination [...] Forced labor and child labor [...] Freedom of association"
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Non-discrimination - suppliers do not discriminate in any manner on the basis of race, ethnic background, nationality, age, religion, gender"
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Law and regulations – suppliers operate infull compliance with international, nationaland local laws and regulations that areapplicable to their business operations andobtain all the necessary permits. Localindustry standards prevail in cases wherethese are more stringent than local legalrequirements." "Our approach to compliance is defined in our Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC). Through assessments and audits, we check that suppliers act in compliance with external and internal norms and values. Where a risk or breach occurs, we work with suppliers to define and execute an improvement plan. If non-compliance still persists, we may choose to terminate the relationship with the supplier. "
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: email address
          "The whistleblower policy meets the requirements of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code in the Netherlands and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in the United States. Under the policy, employees can report any situation that involves a (suspicion of a) violation by DSM or one of its employees of:an existing law or regulationthe DSM Code of Business Conductany of the DSM Corporate Policies, Requirements and Directives.People who are not DSM employees but wish to raise a concern regarding a (suspicion of a) violation by DSM or its employees of any laws or regulations or the DSM Code of Business Conduct can do so by contacting DSM's Corporate Alert Officer via email."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 Not disclosed

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 Not disclosed

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not disclosed

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: 0 Not disclosed
          "We understand that connecting across complex value chains isn’t easy. That’s why we are a proud member of the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative, which focuses on developing and implementing a global supplier engagement program that assesses and improves sustainable sourcing practices on both an environmental and societal level. - Sustainability Audit - Each audit is performed by an approved, independent auditor and provides details of both strengths and opportunities for improvement based on the following criteria: management, environment"
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    9/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    13/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    5/18
    Avg. score

Profile

DSM is a Dutch based multinational company that manufactures products related to health, nutrition and materials. Within its nutrition division DSM produces a diverse range of products, from brewing enzymes, to animal feed formulation. Amongst its many products palm oil and soy are used in significant quantities. Koninklijke DSM N.V. is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Ingredients
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Netherlands
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

Decovery, Veramaris

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