Purpose-led, Performance-driven

DSM is a global science-based company operating in the fields of Nutrition, Health and Bioscience. Our business is centered around developing innovative solutions and large innovation projects addressing Nutrition & Health, Climate & Energy and Resources & Circularity to drive above market growth.

At a glance

Key facts and figures about DSM, our broad, global nutrition business and focused, high-quality, specialty materials portfolio and our people, planet & profit performance.

Results center

Annual Results published on 15 February confirm DSM delivered a solid financial performance in 2021 and achieved key milestones in its strategic journey.

Share center

In 2019 DSM celebrated the 30th anniversary of its privatisation and our ordinary shares being listed on the Euronext Stock Exchange in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Headlines (continuing operations) 2021


Net sales

€8,106m in 2020


Adjusted EBITDA

€1,534m in 2020


Adjusted EBITDA margin

18.9% in 2020


Our Nutrition cluster comprises DSM Nutritional Products, DSM Food Specialties and DSM Hydrocolloids. This cluster provides solutions for animal precision nutrition and feed, food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, medical nutrition, early life nutrition, nutrition improvement, dietary supplements, personalized nutrition and personal care.

We are active at all stages of the associated value chains, producing pure active ingredients, incorporating them into sophisticated forms and providing tailored premixes, forward solutions and branded consumer products. Our unique portfolio of products and services is global and highly diversified, serving customers and other stakeholders locally across an extensive range of end-markets worldwide.


Net sales

€6,365 in 2020. >80% of group net sales


Adjusted EBITDA

€1,338 in 2020


Adjusted EBITDA margin

21.0% in 2020 & an ambition of >20%


Animal nutrition

Sales: ↑ (2020: €3,025)
Organic Growth: ↑10%
Volume Growth: ↑10%
Price Growth: 0%


Animal nutrition premix facilities

& 15 human nutrition premix facilities


Human nutrition

Sales: ↑ (2020: €2,143)
Organic Growth: ↑5%
Volume Growth: ↑4%
Price Growth: ↑1%


of sales

came from immunity-optimizing ingredients in 2021


Food Specialties

Sales: ↑ (2019: €572)
Sales: ↑10%
Organic Growth: ↑9%


reduction in land use

with EVERSWEET™ stevia sweetener compared to bio-converted Reb M


Personal Care

Sales: ↑ (2019: €425)
Sales: ↑20%
Organic Growth: ↑21%


of our skin care portfolio

is > 90% natural in origin


Our Materials cluster comprises DSM Engineering Materials and DSM Protective Materials. The cluster comprises a high-quality portfolio of specialty materials for global end-markets including electrical components and electronics, automotive, food packaging, medical, personal protection, commercial marine, and apparel. Through our advanced and sustainable solutions, we are meeting demand for safer materials, greater efficiency and improved environmental performance.


Net sales

€1,518 in 2020


Adjusted EBITDA

€272 in 2020


Adjusted EBITDA margin

17.9% in 2020


Organic sales development

-12% in 2020


Engineering Materials

Sales: ↑ (2020: €1,217)
Sales: ↑31%
Volume Growth: ↓6%


Engineering Materials plants in Europe

run fully on purchases electricity from renewable resources


of Engineering Materials portfolio

to contain alternatives with >25% recycled and/or bio-based content by 2030


Protective Materials

Sales: ↓ (2020: €301)
Sales: ↑11%
Volume Growth: ↓9%

2 kt

CO2eq emissions

were avoided in 2021 by using bio-based feedstock for Dyneema®

Latest financial & regulatory news

  • Final dividend 2021 Royal DSM

    Royal DSM, a global purpose-led science-based company, confirmed its resolution to declare a dividend for the financial year 2021 of €2.50 per ordinary share was passed today, 10 May 2022, at its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

    10 May 2022

  • DSM - repurchase of shares (2-6 May 2022)

    Royal DSM, a global purpose-led science-based company, has repurchased 40,085 of its own shares in the period from 2 May 2022 up to and including 6 May 2022 at an average price of €156.08.

    10 May 2022

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