Board Statement

Reporting period

Reporting period The Governance and Compensation section describes the Company’s governance framework starting from 18 April 2023, the first day of trading of the Company’s shares on Euronext Amsterdam (the ‘First Trading Date’). For the Governance Framework in place prior to the First Trading date, please see the Offering Circular.

This report includes the dsm-firmenich 2023 Management Report as well as the Consolidated financial statements for the purpose of the Dutch Act on Financial Supervision (Wet Financieel Toezicht), section 5:25c.

Per the Dutch Decree on Transparency for issuing entities subject to the Dutch Act on Financial Supervision (Besluit Transparantie uitgevende instellingen Wft) article 10, the Directors declare that, to the best of their knowledge:

  • The Consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the applicable reporting requirements
  • The Management Report gives a true and fair view of the development and performance of the business, the position of the company as well as the principal risks and uncertainties the company faces. The Report also contains information on major events that took place after year-end, if applicable, as well as future developments

Thomas Leysen, Chairman of the Board of Directors

Dimitri de Vreeze, Chief Executive Officer

Closed periods

According to our Group’s Insider Trading Policy, the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee (including the CEO) and employees who have (or may have) access to material non-public information (such persons are referred to as ’Designated Persons’) are banned from trading in Group financial securities during closed periods.

Closed periods for Members of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee are the periods starting the 29th day after a financial release until the next financial release (which however shall never be shorter than 30 calendar days before a financial release). Closed periods for Designated Persons are: a) the periods two months prior to the publication of the annual financial statements of the Group; and b) the periods starting on the first day of a quarter until the publication of the Group’s quarterly financial statements for that quarter (which however shall never be shorter than 30 days before a financial release).

The following closed period periods applied from the First Trading Date to 31 December 2023:

Closed periods for Board of Directors and Executive Committee

  • 16 March up to and including 1 May 2023
  • 30 May up to and including 1 August 2023
  • 30 August up to and including 30 October 2023
  • 28 November up to and including 14 February 2024

Closed periods for Designated Persons

  • 1 April up to and including 1 May 2023
  • 1 July up to and including 1 August 2023
  • 1 October up to and including 31 October 2023
  • 14 December up to and including 14 February 2024

Information policy

The Company is committed to open and consistent communication with shareholders and other stakeholders.

The Company uses its website to share and ensure rapid and equitable distribution of information, such as:

  • Share performance, analyst consensus and the financial calendar are available here
  • Press releases are available here
  • Corporate governance documents are available here

Major announcements are accompanied by a live presentation broadcast on the internet. Furthermore, throughout the year, the Investor Relations team engages with investors (current or prospective) and relevant sell-side analysts in virtual and in-person meetings, conference calls, roadshows, broker conferences, or other events. In certain cases, Members of the Executive Committee also participate in meetings with the financial community.

The Investor Relations team can be contacted via e-mail at

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