Business

Royal DSM

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress

Assessment

Workforce commitments
London 2013

Nutrition policy (20,786)

Reported progress

Partial rollout: 23,127

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

"Partial rollout" indicates the commitment is on course

London 2013

Maternal health/breastfeeding

Reported progress

Partial rollout: 23,127

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

"Partial rollout" indicates the commitment is on course

Non-workforce commitments
London 2013

1. Supporting improved nutrition for 50 million beneficiaries (with a focus on pregnant and lactating woman and children under two) per year by 2020. DSM expects to reach these beneficiaries through its existing public-private partnerships, such as with the World Food Programme (WFP), German Food Partnership, Vitamin Angels, UNICEF, and World Vision International, as well as advocacy and using its sphere of influence.

2. Offering African and Africa-based private-sector N4G Compact partners and SUN Business Network signatories and their suppliers access to the products of DSM's Nutrition Improvement Program (NIP), the partner of choice in the global fight against malnutrition in the developing world, at rates comparable to those available to NGOs and international organisations.

3. Working to define a supplier and community outreach program for interested N4G companies, DSM will help advocate the Nutrition for Growth agenda and explore the supply of its Nutrition Improvement Program products through these channels.

4. Assisting N4G Compact signatories in defining or enhancing a corporate nutrition policy focusing on healthy, balanced diets and the promotion of breastfeeding policies, including nutrition audits to measure the quality of fortified foods and the effectiveness of interventions.

5. Contributing technical expertise to support public-private partnerships with the World Food Programme, World Vision, German Food Partnership, Partners in Food Solutions, GAIN, Vitamin Angels, UNICEF, and the Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition.

6. Supporting upscaling of effective nutrition programs through implementation research and leadership development via the nutrition think tank Sight and Life.

Reported progress

1. In 2020 the UNICEF, Sight and Life Foundation and DSM partnership reached over a million people in the workforce with Nutrition Advocacy. As part of this partnership we also reached another million children in Nigeria. DSM in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP) reached over 30 million with nutritious improved food and supported governments to provide people with access to fortified rice through retail channels and via government-led social safety nets. Furthermore, through our nutrition partnerships including with World Vision and Sight and Life Foundation we continue to reach the last mile with improved nutrition.

2. In 2015, DSM sent a letter to 37 private sector Nutrition for Growth (N4G) and Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network (SBN) signatories and suppliers operating in Africa. Even though DSM did not receive any orders from private sector partners, the offer is still available to all interested partners in the network. The products of DSM's Nutrition Improvement Business are available for N4G and SBN signatories and suppliers. DSM continues to implement improved nutrition in the workplace as a key way to reach people. This has also expanded to Asia.

33. Over the past two years there has been no interest received from private sector partners, but DSM remains committed to assisting interested N4G companies. Broader workforce nutrition interests are moving forward with partners, to be fully rolled out by the end of 2020.

4. As above, still on offer; and the workforce nutrition interests are moving forward.

5. In 2020, DSM employees contributed 1,276 volunteer hours, working with 46 African clients across 11 countries. By sharing expertise, volunteers were able to assist local entrepreneurs in growing their businesses and supporting a supplier base of more than 85,500 farmers. Technical assistance is also at the core of the partnerships with World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF and World Vision. Since 2018, DSM colleagues are also supporting small and mid-size enterprises in the agri-food value chain, and part of the SUN Business Network. This technical expertise being offered to our partners ranges from food science to business case development.

6. In 2020, Sight and Life Foundation engaged in initiatives to deliver nutritious food to those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic in Rwanda, South Africa, and India. Our egg hub social business model in Malawi, making eggs available and affordable to low-income households proved successful and sustainable, with 3.5 million eggs produced annually. We secured a Grand Challenges India Award to develop our innovations around egg powder, which is also supported by Children's Investment Fund Foundation in Ethiopia. Five companies committed to incorporate the OBAASIMA seal on their products, a seal that aims to create demand for nutritious and affordable food in Ghana. On the topic of workplace nutrition, a public private platform, IMPAct4Nutrition, was honored with a UNICEF Global INSPIRE Award in the category of 'Best Multistakeholder Engagement'. We engaged and mentored young scientists and entrepreneurs to develop climate-smart nutrition and pandemic-proof innovations through our Elevator Pitch Contests.

This year also brought opportunities to expand our thought leadership through education and appointments to expert groups and advisory panels in our priority areas such as public-private partnerships, social business, social marketing, and multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS), and eggs. We developed new publications focused on key themes, including MMS, consumer insights, and take-home rations, sharing science-based evidence and expert knowledge. For more information, visit: sightandlife.org

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

At least half of the individual commitment components are assessed to be on course