Our approach to sustainability

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Reporting period

The Sustainability section includes information from the combined entity for 12 months (DSM and Firmenich are reported as of 1 January 2023). The sustainability data in this Report cover all entities that belong to the scope of the Consolidated financial statements. If this is not the case this is mentioned specifically. As this is the first year of reporting for dsm-firmenich, no comparative data is available for 2022. For more information, see Sustainability statements.


We delivered strong progress on our GHG reduction program,

and in early 2024, we submitted for validation our integrated Science Based Targets comprising absolute emission reduction targets for Scope 1 and 2, and for Scope 3, and our net-zero commitment

We piloted the initial steps of the Science Based Targets for Nature guidance,

including modelling of risk-based approaches to biodiversity restoration and engaging in the new SBTN materiality assessments

Our partnership with UN World Food Programme has been in place since 2007,

reaching 35 million beneficiaries each year with nutritionally improved products

Our new dsm-firmenich values were announced in May 2023

together with our purpose: We bring progress to life. Having shared values is an essential driver for success in our integration.

We engaged with 30,000 suppliers through our Responsible Sourcing Program,

consisting of Supplier Sustainability Performance Management, Due diligence and Sustainability at source, and our Supplier Engagement Program

We maintained Platinum ratings from EcoVadis,

and were included in the Sustainalytics’ 2024 Top-Rated ESG Companies List, across our businesses

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