Royal DSM, a global purpose-led science-based company, and Foundation Earth, an independent and non-profit organization issuing front-of-pack Eco Impact scores on food products, announce their agreement to cooperate on eco-labeling of food and beverages to empower consumers to make more sustainable food choices based on transparent and credible information.
The agreement means that agri-food companies joining Foundation Earth can now access DSM’s Sustell service to measure and improve the environmental impacts of animal protein products (e.g. fish, eggs, milk and meat), based on accredited methodologies (e.g. EU PEF).
Within the new partnership DSM will undertake full Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) for participating brands under the Foundation Earth method, enabling companies to access an aggregated eco impact score on their food and drink products, as well as an ecolabel that can be displayed on the front-of-pack.
The scores delivered by Foundation Earth range from A+ to G and are re-certified yearly, making it possible for product owners to improve their production and grade over time.
Helping producers to achieve sustainability commitments
Developed by DSM with Blonk Consultants, Sustell is a first-of-its-kind intelligent sustainability service that delivers accurate, simple, and actionable farm-level solutions to improve animal protein production’s environmental footprint and profitability.
By catalyzing sustainable value chains and enabling environmental transparency and supply chain to differentiate, Sustell helps producers achieve their sustainability commitments.
Cliona Howie, CEO at Foundation Earth, Foundation Earth: “At Foundation Earth we are always looking to extend our knowledge by partnering with diverse experts in the food sector. We are excited to join forces with DSM, who will allow us to scale our work and bring further expertise on Life Cycle Assessments for protein under the Foundation Earth method.”
In the other hand, Ivo Lansbergen, Executive Vice President of Animal Nutrition and Health at DSM: “I firmly believe that nutrition and sustainability information are essential for consumers to make informed decisions. Primary, farm-level data is key to enabling all the players in the animal protein value chain to unlock new market opportunities and create a race to the top in terms of sustainability. Sustell makes it possible.”
A company founded in 1902
It’s good to remember that Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led company in Health, Nutrition & Bioscience, applying science to improve the health of people, animals and the planet. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all.
DSM’s products and solutions address some of the world’s biggest challenges while simultaneously creating economic, environmental and societal value for all its stakeholders – customers, employees, shareholders, and society at large. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.
In the case of Foundation Earth, is an independent, non-profit organization issuing front-of-pack environmental scores on food products, helping businesses build a more resilient and environmentally sustainable food system while giving consumers the tools they need to make sustainable buying choices.
DSM-Firmenich merger at Extraordinary General Meeting
In the beginning of this year, Royal DSM held an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM). The DSM Shareholders approved the proposed merger between DSM and Firmenich International and voted in favour of all related resolutions as set out in the notice of the EGM.
“This is a momentous day in the long history of DSM. We are grateful for our shareholders’ strong support for this merger as we seek to build the leading creation and innovation partner in nutrition, beauty and well-being. There are powerful synergies from bringing together DSM and Firmenich that can deliver superior growth. DSM-Firmenich will be uniquely positioned to best anticipate and address the changing needs of consumers, unlocking new opportunities that benefit our customers, our people, and the wider world,” commented Geraldine Matchett and Dimitri de Vreeze, Co-CEOs of DSM.
Firmenich International creates fragrances, flavors and ingredients to delight the senses. They have been innovators in the science of the senses since 1895. Today, with more than 11,000 colleagues in their global family, they are the largest privately-owned fragrance and taste company in the world.