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Royal DSM is deeply committed to continuing to combat climate change: by improving the environmental impact of our own operations, by enabling our customers through providing low-carbon products and solutions and by advocating and raising our voice on, amongst other things, renewable energy and carbon pricing. The longer we fail to address climate change, the higher the costs of adaptation for future generations.

Feike Sijbesma

CEO of Royal DSM

A renewable operator

DSM operates on 100% renewable purchased electricity in the Netherlands. From 2018, all DSM’s purchased electricity in the Netherlands will come from renewable sources, thanks to an agreement with Dutch energy supplier Eneco. With this milestone, DSM is positioned to outpace its global target of achieving 50% of purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025. The overarching purchasingagreement with Eneco builds on an existing contract between Eneco and DSM for2018 and includes the renewable electricity volumes DSM sources from Dutchwindparks Krammer and Bouwdokken. Eneco will provide 100% renewable electricity to DSM in the Netherlands 2018-2025.

Internal carbon price

At DSM, using an internal carbon price incorporates the cost of GHG emissions decision-making processes requiring significant capital expenditure. In the current period of first implementation, €50 per ton of CO2 equivalents is applied. The number of companies that are applying an internal carbon price is growing. It serves as a useful model for redirecting and scaling up investments towards low-carbon technologies, driving operational efficiencies, especially in markets with a carbon price or in regions where a carbon price is expected to emerge. To voice DSM’s support for global carbon pricing, DSM has joined the “Carbon Pricing Champions” of the United Nations Caring for Climate initiative and our CEO, Feike Sijbesma, is Chair of a High-Level Leadership Forum on Carbon Pricing and Competitiveness supported by the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC), of which he is the former founding Co-Chair.

Commitments we have signed up to

·      RE100

·      Other / additional company commitment

 Renewable Energy: DSM is a signatory of the Climate Group’s Renewable Energy 100 (RE100). This initiative brings together the world’s leading companies committed to sourcing 100% of electricity from renewable sources. The intermediate target we set for 2025 is for 50% of our purchased electricity to be obtained from renewable sources, towards 75% by 2030 and 100% at the earliest possible opportunity. GHG reduction target: Absolute reduction of 30% in 2016-2030 (Scope 1 & 2).Other / additional company commitments: • Powering Past Coal Alliance; •Internal carbon price (via UN Caring for Climate, CPLC); • Implementation of TCFD Recommendations by the end of 2020

Initiatives we are part of

• Accounting forSustainability Project (A4S); • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP); • Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC); • Circle Economy; • Climate Group RE100 Campaign; • Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC); • Ellen MacArthur Foundation; • Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD); • ThePrince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group (CLG); • Together for Sustainability;• PACE • UN Global Compact Carbon Pricing Champions; • WBCSD Low CarbonTechnology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi); • We Mean Business; • WEF CEO Climate Leaders Alliance; • World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD)