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  • Overall approach
    5/12
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/4
      No overarching deforestation commitment
      0/4
      Commodities (if applicable): 0
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: UN Global Compact
      "DSM is a signatory of the...UN Global Compact initiative"
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      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
      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
      "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..."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
      Yes, for all commodities
      0/0
      Which commodities does the committee focus on?: Palm oil; Soy; Pulp & Paper
      The deployment of our Strategy 2021: Growth & value – Purpose led, Performance driven is supported by our remuneration policy. 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." - Company's sustainability policies include a commitment to reduce deforestation from palm oil, soy and wood fibers. 
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/2
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      2/2
      Yes
      2/2
      What is the total volume of GHG emissions arising from land use change?: 1.24 million tons

      Which method is used to calculate the GHG emissions arising from land use change?: Not specified
      "Total scope 1 + 2 emissions were 1.24 million tons CO2eq in 2020"
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
      Yes
      0/0
      Type of climate target: Net-zero emissions

      What is the target date for the company to achieve their climate target?: 2030
      "We are well on track towards delivering 30% absolute reduction by 2030. Our scope 1 + 2 market-based GHG emissions improved 25%1 compared to our corrected 2016 baseline. Total scope 1 + 2 emissions were 1.24 million tons CO2eq in 2020. This is an increase compared to 2019 and is mainly due to inorganic growth and higher production volumes of key products in 2020. Our GHG efficiency (year-on-year) improved 8.6% in 2020."
  • Commodity score
    26/88
    • Palm oil
      35/88
      • Commitment Strength
        10/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO; Other certification

            Other certification scheme: Greenpalm
            "At DSM, sustainability is the core value of the company. We are taking steps to reduce deforestation by sourcing ingredients like palm oil products, soy products, glycerin and wood fibers in a more sustainable way... DSM Food Specialties and DSM Nutritional Products has met its objective to use 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil products using RSPO “Mass Balance” supply chain models by 2020." 
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            If no, what is excluded?: Subsidary
            Applies to DSM subsidiaries: "DSM Food Specialties and DSM Nutritional Products has met its objective to use 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil products using RSPO “Mass Balance” supply chain models by 2020." 
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Applies to DSM subsidiaries: "DSM Food Specialties and DSM Nutritional Products has met its objective to use 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil products using RSPO “Mass Balance” supply chain models by 2020." 
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Applies to DSM subsidiaries: "DSM Food Specialties and DSM Nutritional Products has met its objective to use 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil products using RSPO “Mass Balance” supply chain models by 2020." 
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          5/5
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            3/3
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "DSM, through its business group DSM Nutritional Products is a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder organization aimed at making sustainable palm oil the market norm."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "DSM, through its business group DSM Nutritional Products is a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder organization aimed at making sustainable palm oil the market norm."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            "DSM, through its business group DSM Nutritional Products is a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder organization aimed at making sustainable palm oil the market norm."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • Social Considerations
        5/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces

          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "Non-discrimination - suppliers do not discriminate in any manner on the basis of race, ethnic background, nationality, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.• Forced labor and child labor - suppliers do not use forced labor or child labor; suppliers act in line with Convention 138 (Minimum Age) and Convention 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labor) of the International Labor Organization.• Health and safety - with respect to health and safety, suppliers implement strict policies with the aim of creating an incident- and injury-free work environment and of preventing the occurrence of occupational illness and health problems associated with its activities...Freedom of association - suppliers respect the right of their employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Non-discrimination - suppliers do not discriminate in any manner on the basis of race, ethnic background, nationality, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        20/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "In 2020, DSM procured approximately 1800 metric tonnes of palm oil products (excluding discontinued operations), of which 100% was certified." 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, for all commodity exposure
            1.7/1.7
            "DSM Food Specialties and DSM Nutritional Products has met its objective to use 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil products using RSPO “Mass Balance” supply chain models by 2020...In 2019, DSM procured approximately 2,300 metric tonnes of palm oil products, of which 71% was certified:• RSPO “mass balance” – 54%• RSPO “segregation” – 6%"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Third party certification 
            "In 2020, DSM procured approximately 1800 metric tonnes of palm oil products (excluding discontinued operations), of which 100% was certified." 
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme.
            1/1
            Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO
            "DSM Food Specialties and DSM Nutritional Products has met its objective to use 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil products using RSPO “Mass Balance” supply chain models by 2020...In 2019, DSM procured approximately 2,300 metric tonnes of palm oil products, of which 71% was certified:• RSPO “mass balance” – 54%• RSPO “segregation” – 6%"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across 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 in full compliance with international, national and local laws and regulations that are applicable to their business operations and obtain all the necessary permits. Local industry standards prevail in cases where these are more stringent than local legal requirements."; "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."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: Approximately 1800 metric tons 
          "In 2020, DSM procured approximately 1800 metric tonnes of palm oil products (excluding discontinued operations), of which 100% was certified." 
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          Report verified volumes of commodity
          100%
          6/6
          What third-party verification is used?: RSPO

          What is the certified volume?: 1800 metric tonnes

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0 tons

          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          What is the compliant volume?: 1800 metric tonnes
          "In 2020, DSM procured approximately 1800 metric tonnes of palm oil products (excluding discontinued operations), of which 100% was certified." 
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "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. In 2018, 95% of our spend was covered by the SCoC."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 
          "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.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, health & safety, labor & human rights, and governance issues.A TfS audit is an in-depth, on-site inspection of a company’s sustainability practices usually at a single or combined business location like a factory, warehouse or office building."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      21/88
      • Commitment Strength
        6/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/11
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2.7/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2.7/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS; Other certification

            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No

            Other certification scheme: Proterra
            "At DSM, sustainability is the core value of the company. We are taking steps to reduce deforestation by sourcing ingredients like palm oil products, soy products, glycerin and wood fibers in a more sustainable way... DSM uses soy derivatives mainly in the form of soybean oil, meal, protein and flour to produce certain nutritional, and materials products."; "DSM sources limited amounts of ... soy derivatives ... For these commodities, DSM supports globally recognized sustainability certifications ... Roundtable of Responsible Soy Association (RTRS),..." "DSM procured 48 MT of Proterra certified soy flour in 2019."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "At DSM, sustainability is the core value of the company. We are taking steps to reduce deforestation by sourcing ingredients like palm oil products, soy products, glycerin and wood fibers in a more sustainable way... DSM uses soy derivatives mainly in the form of soybean oil, meal, protein and flour to produce certain nutritional, and materials products."; "DSM sources limited amounts of ... soy derivatives ... For these commodities, DSM supports globally recognized sustainability certifications ... Roundtable of Responsible Soy Association (RTRS),..." "DSM procured 48 MT of Proterra certified soy flour in 2019."
          • Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            1/1
            "At DSM, sustainability is the core value of the company. We are taking steps to reduce deforestation by sourcing ingredients like palm oil products, soy products, glycerin and wood fibers in a more sustainable way... DSM uses soy derivatives mainly in the form of soybean oil, meal, protein and flour to produce certain nutritional, and materials products."; "DSM sources limited amounts of ... soy derivatives ... For these commodities, DSM supports globally recognized sustainability certifications ... Roundtable of Responsible Soy Association (RTRS),..." "DSM procured 48 MT of Proterra certified soy flour in 2019."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.5/0.5
            "At DSM, sustainability is the core value of the company. We are taking steps to reduce deforestation by sourcing ingredients like palm oil products, soy products, glycerin and wood fibers in a more sustainable way... DSM uses soy derivatives mainly in the form of soybean oil, meal, protein and flour to produce certain nutritional, and materials products."; "DSM sources limited amounts of ... soy derivatives ... For these commodities, DSM supports globally recognized sustainability certifications ... Roundtable of Responsible Soy Association (RTRS),..." "DSM procured 48 MT of Proterra certified soy flour in 2019."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/9
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • 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

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "Non-discrimination - suppliers do not discriminate in any manner on the basis of race, ethnic background, nationality, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.• Forced labor and child labor - suppliers do not use forced labor or child labor; suppliers act in line with Convention 138 (Minimum Age) and Convention 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labor) of the International Labor Organization.• Health and safety - with respect to health and safety, suppliers implement strict policies with the aim of creating an incident- and injury-free work environment and of preventing the occurrence of occupational illness and health problems associated with its activities...Freedom of association - suppliers respect the right of their employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Non-discrimination - suppliers do not discriminate in any manner on the basis of race, ethnic background, nationality, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        10/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          1/3
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes, for partial or unclear commodity exposure
            1.3/2.5
            Only report on soy flour certified: "DSM procured 48 MT of Proterra certified soy flour in 2019. This was mainly used by the DSM Food Specialties production site in Seclin. The remaining 70% of soy flour was procured in China, of which the supplier is chosen for food safety standards.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2.5
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.5
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across 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 in full compliance with international, national and local laws and regulations that are applicable to their business operations and obtain all the necessary permits. Local industry standards prevail in cases where these are more stringent than local legal requirements."; "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."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting total volume
          2/2
          Total/partial volume reported: 21,700 metric tonnes
          "In 2020, DSM procured approximately 21,700 metric tonnes of soybean products, (excluding discontinued operations)."
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "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. In 2018, 95% of our spend was covered by the SCoC."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified 

          Details of monitoring: 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.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, health & safety, labor & human rights, and governance issues.A TfS audit is an in-depth, on-site inspection of a company’s sustainability practices usually at a single or combined business location like a factory, warehouse or office building."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper *
      16/88
      • Commitment Strength
        4/20
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC; PEFC
            "Across DSM, wood fiber-based products are sourced mainly for pallets, cardboard, paper bags and for our biomass plant in Switzerland...When sourcing pallets, DSM gives preference to suppliers who can demonstrate that at least 70% of their products originate from sustainably managed forests with a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. 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
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            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...When sourcing pallets, DSM gives preference to suppliers who can demonstrate that at least 70% of their products originate from sustainably managed forests with a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. 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/achieved
            0.7/0.7
            Target date
            Current/achieved
            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...When sourcing pallets, DSM gives preference to suppliers who can demonstrate that at least 70% of their products originate from sustainably managed forests with a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. 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
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2022)
            0.3/0.3
            "Across DSM, wood fiber-based products are sourced mainly for pallets, cardboard, paper bags and for our biomass plant in Switzerland...When sourcing pallets, DSM gives preference to suppliers who can demonstrate that at least 70% of their products originate from sustainably managed forests with a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. 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
          0/5
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/6
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/1.3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/0.7
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.3
      • 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

          Other workers' rights commitments: Guaranteed safe and healthy workspaces
          "Non-discrimination - suppliers do not discriminate in any manner on the basis of race, ethnic background, nationality, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.• Forced labor and child labor - suppliers do not use forced labor or child labor; suppliers act in line with Convention 138 (Minimum Age) and Convention 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labor) of the International Labor Organization.• Health and safety - with respect to health and safety, suppliers implement strict policies with the aim of creating an incident- and injury-free work environment and of preventing the occurrence of occupational illness and health problems associated with its activities...Freedom of association - suppliers respect the right of their employees to freedom of association and collective bargaining."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/4
          "Non-discrimination - suppliers do not discriminate in any manner on the basis of race, ethnic background, nationality, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Commitment to resolve land conflicts
          No
      • Reporting and Implementation
        7/50
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/2
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.7
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.7
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/1
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across 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 in full compliance with international, national and local laws and regulations that are applicable to their business operations and obtain all the necessary permits. Local industry standards prevail in cases where these are more stringent than local legal requirements."; "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."
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/2
        • Report verified volumes of commodity
          No disclosure
          0/6
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance with human rights
          Yes, commit to monitoring compliance with labour/worker rights
          2/4
          "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. In 2018, 95% of our spend was covered by the SCoC."
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes, for its suppliers
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified
          "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.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, health & safety, labor & human rights, and governance issues.A TfS audit is an in-depth, on-site inspection of a company’s sustainability practices usually at a single or combined business location like a factory, warehouse or office building."
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          No
          0/4
        • 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
    7/20
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    14/50
    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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