Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has been awarded the Top Green Companies in Asia Award at the 2018 Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability (ACES) Awards.
The awards recognise successful companies and individuals in Asia in the key areas of leadership and corporate social responsibility, the company said in a press statement on October 12, 2018.
“We are a science based company that is purpose led, seeking ways to qualitatively change the lives of people for the better,” said Pieter Nuboer, Vice President, Animal Nutrition and Health, and President, DSM Nutritional Products, Asia Pacific.
“Bringing sustainable applications of science to consumers at large is at the heart of our purpose and is truly embedded in our DNA. This recognition today, as we continue to grow our impact in Asia, is particularly welcome.”
In presenting the award, judges highlighted DSM as a purpose-led company whose business operations yield positive impact on the environment, community and society.
For 14 years, DSM was ranked among the global leaders in the materials industry group of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2018, the company took a spot on Fortune Magazine’s ‘Change the World’ List for the third consecutive year, among 57 companies that induced positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. DSM was also named on Forbes’s list of The World’s Most Sustainable Companies in 2017.
To promote good nutrition among its employees, DSM serves lunch meals that include fortified rice kernels enhanced with essential micronutrients to its factory workers at its Malaysia Premix Plant. In Singapore, these fortified rice kernels are also distributed by DSM through social enterprise 45RICE, to help address nutritional challenges of migrant workers.
“Our activities in the region align with Singapore’s focus on food security and increasingly, the circular economy. Feeding the global population in the future will require sustainable and equitable solutions. We stand ready to play our part,” said Mr. Nuboer.