Business

Royal DSM

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress

Assessment

Workforce commitments
London 2013

Nutrition policy (20,786)

Reported progress

Partial rollout: 22,174

To keep our own employees healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic, Royal DSM has taken many measures, including:

1. Immunity Optimizing Campaign for all employees globally, with regional webinars, infographic and video; employees were educated about the importance and scientific evidence of nutrition to optimize immunity.

2. Providing immunity-optimizing vitamins/supplements (multivitamins, vitamin C, vitamin D, omegas and/or probiotics) to all employees and their families for a period of ~2 months. This supply is either done together with DSM customers or with products including DSM ingredients.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

"Partial rollout" indicates the commitment is on course

London 2013

Maternal health/breastfeeding

Reported progress

Partial rollout: 22,174

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 2019 alone, DSM in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP) reached 30 million direct beneficiaries with nutritious improved food; and, in addition to the direct beneficiaries, WFP also reached indirect beneficiaries in 2019 by supporting governments to provide people with access to fortified rice through retail channels and via government-led social safety nets. With Vitamin Angels, DSM reached over 58 million children under 5 with vitamin A supplements between January 2019 and May 2020. As part of the partnership with UNICEF and Sight and Life (SAL), DSM reached another 1 million children in Nigeria. Furthermore, through our nutrition partnerships including with World Vision and SAL 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 DSMs 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.

3. 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 2019 alone, 61 DSM colleagues contributed 1,510 hours of their time to Partners in Food Solutions. 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 SMEs 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. SAL is a humanitarian nutrition think-tank using scientific evidence to change the way nutrition is delivered to people who need it most. Its diverse and distinguished alliance of academia, research partners, and funders work collectively to eliminate all forms of malnutrition. SAL is a key partner in the nutrition partnerships of DSM. Informing the scope, design, and implementation of the partnership projects, SAL complements partners with their valuable knowledge in business model innovation and social marketing; and excels at advancing science-based nutrition solutions from ideas to the field, upscaling programs, and enabling joint impact toward eradicating malnutrition and contributing to SDG 2; e.g. in the DSM-SAL-World Vision partnership, SAL plays a leading role in the business model development of Eggciting Indonesia. In Jakarta, SAL led a social marketing research skills training for the World Vision team. In Brazil, SAL uses its business-to-consumer (B2C) micro-franchising model experience; and in Rwanda SAL plays a leading role in monitoring and evaluation. As part of the DSM-SAL-UNICEF partnership, SAL is supporting the Government of India nutrition program by convening the private sector and building capacity and nutrition knowledge, adding strong nutrition insights (as a basis for messaging) with IMPAct4Nutrition. In partnership with the WFP, SAL adds its expertise in rice fortification dissemination, social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) knowledge, and impact assessment. SAL is also championing the scale-up of multiple micronutrient supplementation (MMS) interventions for at-risk population groups through research, advocacy, and program implementation.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

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