HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Nov 23, 2012) - Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences
and Materials Sciences company, has been awarded three prestigious awards
in the Netherlands for its 2011 Integrated Annual Report. For the second
year in a row, the company was awarded the De Kristal award for the most
transparent sustainability report. DSM also won the FD Henri Sijthoff-Prijs
for the most transparent financial reporting. And finally, it won the
Publieksprijs after emerging as the winner in a public survey among private
and institutional investors for best annual report.
On 22 November in The Hague (Netherlands), the De Kristal 2012 award was
presented to DSM after the company was ranked in first place in a
transparency benchmark survey carried out by the Dutch Ministry of Economic
Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation. The judging panel was most impressed
by the fact that the company's Integrated Annual Report 2011 included a
list of things that did not go right and that needed further improvement.
The judging panel for the 59(th) FD Henri Sijthoff-Prijs, which was
presented to DSM on 23 November in Amsterdam, recognized the quality of
DSM's financial reporting. DSM previously won the Sijthoff award for its
1996 and 2002 annual reports. According to the judging panel, integrated
reporting is on the increase.
Earlier this month DSM won the so-called Publieksprijs, formerly known as
the Prix de Mazars, when it came out on top in a public survey among
private and institutional investors for the best annual report. It is the
third time that DSM has been awarded this award.
Since 2010, DSM has integrated its Triple P Report with its financial
reporting into an Integrated Annual Report as sustainability is an integral
part of DSM's business and one of the key growth drivers in DSM's strategy
DSM in motion: driving focused growth.
Feike Sijbesma, CEO and Chairman of the DSM Managing Board, commented: "For
DSM, People, Planet and Profit are equally important. Our company's primary
goal is to provide value for all stakeholders on all three dimensions. We
are proud to have been recognized for our integrated reporting along these
three lines as well as for our transparency on our achievements, our
progress and our improvement points. The awards we have received for our
integrated reporting are a stimulus to continue on this path. We hope more
companies will follow the pathway of providing value along the dimensions
of the Triple P philosophy and reporting on it."
DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and
materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and
Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental
progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all
stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and
improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements,
personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints,
electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-
based materials. DSM's 22,000 employees deliver annual net sales of around
EUR9 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext. More information can
be found at www.dsm.com.
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