DSM announces food system commitments for 2030

The company has organised its commitments according to three categories: health for people, health for planet and healthy livelihoods

Royal DSM has announced a series of quantifiable commitments aimed to address societal and environmental challenges linked to how the world produces and consumes food by 2030. These commitments cover three areas where the company believes it can make a positive impact together with its business partners: health for people, health for planet and healthy livelihoods.

Through investment in its science-based projects, partnerships, and advocacy activities, the company aims to help deliver change to ensure accessible healthy nutrition and healthy livelihoods.

The company’s strategic food system commitments by 2030 include helping to close the micronutrient gap for 800m vulnerable people and supporting the immunity of 500m people. It aims to enable double-digit on farm livestock emission reductions and reach 150m people with nutritious, sustainable plant-based protein foods, while supporting the livelihoods of 500,000 smallholder farmers, together with partners.

These commitments support UN Sustainable Development Goals 2, 3, 12 and 13. The company says its committed to continue to obtain reasonable assurance on its impact reporting including these commitments as it plans to report its progress every year in its Integrated Annual Report.

Geraldine Matchett and Dimitri de Vreeze, Co-CEOs, said: “The way we produce and consume food as a society contributes to major global challenges, such as climate change, malnutrition and poverty. To solve this we need to collectively rethink our food systems from farm to fork. As a purpose-led global science-based leader in health, nutrition and bioscience, we’ve been playing our part and applied our resources and expertise to create positive change for instance through our food fortification and feed solutions for on-farm emission reduction. With today’s ambitious commitments we are taking a next step by making our societal impact explicit and measurable. We look forward to stepping this up, together with our public and private sector partners, to ensure accessible, affordable, healthy nutrition and healthy livelihoods within our planet’s boundaries.”

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