Business

Royal DSM

Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment to 2020

Reported progress

Assessment

Workforce commitments
London 2013

Nutrition policy (20,786)

Reported progress

Good progress: 23,000

Assessment
On course
London 2013

Maternal health/breastfeeding

Reported progress

Some progress: 23,000

Assessment
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. Having renewed the agreement in the largest partnership with WFP, DSM reached 34.5 million beneficiaries with improved nutrition in 2018. Additionally, as part of the partnership with UNICEF and Sight and Life, DSM reached another 1 million children in Nigeria. Furthermore, through our nutrition partnerships including with World Vision International, Sight and Life, and Vitamin Angels, we continue to reach more people with improved nutrition.

2. In 2015, DSM sent a letter to 37 private sector N4G and SUN Business Network 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 at improved nutrition in the workplace, as a key way to reach people with improved nutrition.

3. As in 2017, there has been no interest received, from private sector partners but remains committed to assisting interested N4G companies.

4. As above, no interest has been given. DSM continues to offer assisting interested N4G companies.

5. In 2018 alone, DSM colleagues have contributed 750 hours of their time to Partners in Food Solutions and over 3000 hours to the WFP partnership. Offering in-kind support through technical expertise in the nutrition partnerships keeps expanding. Since 2018 DSM colleagues are also supporting the SMEs of the SUN Business Network. This technical expertise being offered to our partners ranges from food science to business case development.

6. Sight and Life (SAL) is a humanitarian nutrition think-tank which advances research to generate a wider base of scientific evidence to inform policy and action. It’s 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 the partners with their valuable knowledge including in business model innovation and social marketing, helping to advance from the science to the field, upscaling programs and enabling joint impact towards eradicating malnutrition, and contributing to SDG 2. E.g. In the DSM – SAL – World Vision partnership SAL plays a leading role in the innovative inclusive business model development of Eggciting Indonesia. In the project in Brazil, SAL uses their B2C micro-franchising model experience and in Rwanda SAL plays a leading role in the M&E. 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 basis for messaging). In the partnership with the WFP, SAL adds their expertise in Rice fortification dissemination, SBCC knowledge and impact assessment.

Assessment
On course
Basis of assessment

Progress made for the majority of commitments.