Royal DSM, a global purpose-led science-based company, announced on Tuesday a series of new quantifiable commitments aimed to address urgent societal and environmental challenges linked to how the world produces and consumes food by 2030. DSM is one of the first companies in the consumer ingredient sector to make its societal impact explicit through a set of measurable food system commitments. These commitments cover three areas where the company believes it can make the greatest positive impact together with its business partners: Health for People, Health for Planet and Healthy Livelihoods.
Through investment in its (bio)science-based innovations, extensive partnerships, and advocacy activities, DSM aims to help deliver change to ensure accessible, affordable, healthy nutrition and healthy livelihoods within planetary boundaries. DSM’s new strategic food system commitments by 2030 are:
- Enable the micronutrient gap of 800 million vulnerable people to be closed
- Support the immunity of 500 million people
- Enable double-digit on-farm livestock emission reductions
- Reach 150 million people with nutritious, sustainable plant-based protein foods
- Support the livelihoods of 500,000 smallholder farmers across value chains together with partners
These commitments support the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2, 3, 12 and 13. DSM is committed to continue to obtain reasonable assurance on its impact reporting including these new commitments as it plans to report its progress every year in its Integrated Annual Report.