DSM Publishes 2016 Integrated Annual Report

HEERLEN, Netherlands, March 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, today announces the publication of its 2016 Integrated Annual Report, in which DSM reports on its progress and performance over the year in terms of People, Planet and Profit.

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DSM's Integrated Annual Report offers stakeholders detailed insight into the company's business development and financial results, as well as into its environmental and social performance. The sustainability reporting in DSM's Integrated Annual Report is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. The 2016 Report also follows the <IR> Framework of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), which provides additional guiding principles and content elements for integrated reporting.

DSM has also aligned its sustainability strategy with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The company is familiar with the opportunities and responsibilities that the SDGs represent for DSM's business, and while mapping shows that it contributes to all of them, DSM has chosen to focus on the goals which most closely align with its strategic ambitions. In the 2016 Integrated Annual Report, a start has been made with building the SDGs into DSM's reporting process, for example by mapping SDG reporting priorities in the company's value creation model, and its material topics.

The 2016 Integrated Annual Report is available online and via the DSM IR app.

DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.™ 

Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences, DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 25,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at http://www.dsm.com.

Forward-looking statements 

This press release may contain forward-looking statements with respect to DSM's future (financial) performance and position. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections of DSM and information currently available to the company. DSM cautions readers that such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and therefore it should be understood that many factors can cause actual performance and position to differ materially from these statements. DSM has no obligation to update the statements contained in this press release, unless required by law.

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For further information: DSM Media Relations: Stephen Huftontel. +31-(0)-45-578-7029, e-mail media.contacts@dsm.com; DSM Investor Relations: Dave Huizingtel. +31(0)-45-5782864, e-mail investor.relations@dsm.com

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