Our vision for nutrition

Healthy diets for all within planetary boundaries

Time for action

We now live in a world where 821 million people suffer from hunger, while more than 650 million people are obese. That’s why, at DSM, we’re fully behind healthier diets for all - within planetary boundaries. Everyone deserves the right to eat well and enjoy the benefits that good nutrition brings. Today, we’re working with everyone - from scientists and business partners, to the World Food Programme and Africa Improved Foods - to make this happen and fulfil two of the UN’s most important Sustainable Development Goals: 

Ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all at all ages

Enabling healthy diets for all

From protecting good health and providing plant and animal-based proteins, to enabling sustainable farming methods and improving food in Africa, we’re helping to make people and the planet healthier

Tackling malnutrition

Getting better food to undernourished children makes them 33% more likely to escape the vicious cycle of poverty (according to our long-term partner the World Food Programme). There are many statistics on the challenge we face in feeding the world, but this one summarizes the life-changing role that better nutrition can play in giving vulnerable people everywhere a brighter future (especially in the first 1,000 days of life). It’s why we’re focused on using all the great nutritional science at our disposal to end ‘hidden hunger’, a condition of deficiencies in vitamins and minerals that afflicts two billion people worldwide.

Sustainable proteins

DSM wants to support all forms of proteins produced with the highest sustainable standards. Based on expertise in human and animal nutrition, as well as environmental science, we enable and produce sustainable proteins: from plant-based proteins to meat, eggs and fish. For all forms, we are tirelessly working on combating the key challenges such as reducing the greenhouse gas emissions, limiting nitrogen and phosphorous emissions, while keeping the highest nutritional standards and ensuring good livelihoods. 

Taking a bite out of food waste

What can we possibly do to avoid the colossal food waste in our world? At DSM, we’re helping to create more resource-efficient food production, ingenious packaging, antioxidants that keep food nutritious and safe, and better animal nutrition.

Non-communicable diseases

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like heart disease, stroke and cancer, are now the leading cause of death around the world. Unbalanced diets are a major factor in the prevalence of NCDs. Indicators that are linked to NCDs include increased blood pressure, a raised Body Mass Index (BMI) and high blood glucose. Balanced nutrition plays a key role in keeping the indicators linked to NCDs, including increased blood pressure, a raised Body Mass Index (BMI) and high blood glucose, at healthy levels .


We work with a broad and diverse range of organizations across the world to shape and influence the nutrition agenda. We do so in different coalitions and partnerships addressing the different forms of malnutrition, as well as shifting the food system to healthy and sustainable production and consumption. This includes our long-standing partnership with the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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