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    DSM and the Sustainable Development Goals In 2016, the United Nations launched the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs), a roadmap to a more environmentally and socially conscious and responsible world by 2030. At DSM, we believe that companies have a key role to play in achieving the SDGs. We believe that our combination of Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Living contributes in a positive way toward achieving the SDGs. Our purpose and three focus domains align most closely with five of the SDGs, and we show here some examples of our contributions and commitments toward these core SDGs. Information about our engagements (Improve, Enable, Advocate) can be found in our Brighter Living Agenda, the Sustainability statements and throughout this Report. Nutrition & Health Climate & Energy We contribute through… We contribute through… ... our Nutritional Products that support the nutritional ... our Advanced Solar and biofuel solutions which requirements both in the developed and developing world. contribute to the uptake and efficiency of renewable ... our joint venture, Africa Improved Foods in Rwanda, that energy sources. sources local maize and soy to locally produce fortified ... our high-performance materials which improve energy porridges, helping local people access the nutrients they efficiency in and lower emissions from the automotive, need. maritime and food sectors. ... our Food Specialties that reduce salt, fat and sugar in the ... our animal feed solutions (such as Project Clean daily diet. Cow), which promote resource efficiency and reduce ... our Biomedical devices, which contribute to improved greenhouse gas emissions. quality of life for surgical patients. ... advocating for a shift to a low-carbon economy, ... our leadership, support and technical assistance to the including implementing a meaningful price on carbon. Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network, enhancing and accelerating the potential of SMEs that are working to improve the nutritional quality of the food system. ... working with partners to advocate for dietary switches that enable improved health within planetary boundaries. Our commitments Our commitments • Together with the United Nations World Food Programme, • Our Science Based Targets comprising a scope 1 + 2 we will raise awareness for improved nutrition while absolute reduction of 30% and a scope 3 intensity continuing to develop new food solutions reduction of 28% by 2030 versus baseline 2016 toward • We take responsibility to control and minimize all our net zero by 2050 commitment possible safety risks and adverse effects that could be • Supporting targets of an average annual energy caused by (the substances present in) our products efficiency improvement of >1% and 75% purchased throughout the value chain electricity from renewable sources by 2030 • Together with Generation Unlimited and Sight & Life, • We apply an internal carbon price of € 50/t CO2eq we will develop a business plan in Africa to reach one on our key investments, acquisitions and in our million smallholder farmers by transforming the food management reporting system, providing better nutrition, stimulating youth job creation and reducing reliance on food imports Our key SDG targets* Our key SDG targets* 2.1 2.2 3.2 3.4 3.9 7.2 7.3 13.2 13.3 * The key targets demonstrate how our contributions and commitments link to the SDGs. The full text of the SDG targets can be found at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs by clicking each of the SDG icons. Bright Science. Brighter Living. 2019 8 www.dsm.com

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    Introduction letter - DSM and the Sustainable Development Goals Resources & Circularity Engaging with the SDGs In addition to our ‘core’ SDGs, we believe that we can Improve, Enable and Advocate to a varying extent across all the SDGs. Below we indicate our estimated contribution on all the SDGs. Minor We contribute through… ... materials that enable a circular economy, such as Moderate Advocate Improve Enable Niaga®, Akulon® RePurposed, and bio-based Stanyl® Major and Arnitel®. ... supporting the food system through our joint venture, Veramaris®, which replaces wild caught fish in fish feed 1 No Poverty for aquaculture, and by reducing food waste through 2 Zero Hunger packaging and preservation solutions. ... our waterborne resins that have lower VOC emissions. 3 Good Health and Well-Being ... our biofuel solutions, which enable fuel production 4 Quality Education from biomass from agricultural residues. ... working with advocacy partners to scale up circular 5 Gender Equality economy solutions, reduce food waste and promote the role of renewable raw materials. 6 Clean Water and Sanitation 7 Affordable and Clean Energy 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Our commitments • Commitments on bio-based and recycled-based raw 10 Reduced Inequalities materials and products in our Materials cluster • ‘Safe by design’ is the leading principle in the 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities development of new and better products and 12 Responsible Consumption and Production processes • 80‒90% of our waste will be recycled by 2020 13 Climate Action • We will improve our VOC emissions efficiency by 50% 14 Life Below Water by 2021 (vs. 2015) 15 Life on Land 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions 17 Partnerships for the Goals Our key SDG targets* 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Improve: The impact within our own operations Enable: Products that enable our customers to deliver sustainable products for planet and society Advocate: Advocating for the future we believe in and acting on our responsibilities Bright Science. Brighter Living. 2019 9 www.dsm.com

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