DSM continues leadership in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

9/8/2011, 9:15 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

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Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered
in the Netherlands, has continued again its number one position in the chemical
industry sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index* published today.
Since 2004 DSM is named 6 times the worldwide sustainability leader in this
sector and twice ranked amongst the very top leaders in the sector.

"We are very proud to be listed again as the leader in the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index," said Feike Sijbesma, CEO/Chairman of the DSM Managing
Board. "This is a recognition of our continuous efforts in this field.
Sustainability is one of our core values and increasingly one of our key
business growth drivers. We continuously strive for sustainable solutions that
create value for society, customers, our employees and shareholders."

DSM uses its unique capabilities in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences to
address three key global societal trends: Global Shifts, Climate & Energy and
Health & Wellness. The main underlying drivers of these trends are the world's
population growth and increasing life expectancy on the one hand, and increasing
economic prosperity in the high growth economies on the other. The three trends
are creating new needs for millions of people across the globe. DSM aims to meet
these needs by providing innovative and sustainable solutions.

This year, DSM once again took concrete steps to actively reduce not only its
own but also its customers' carbon and ecological footprint with innovative
products and processes. In the first half of 2011, 87% of DSM's innovation
pipeline were ECO+ solutions(1). In addition, DSM announced that it will open a
new commercial scale bio-based succinic acid plant in Italy, in cooperation with
Roquette, and strengthened its yeast technology leadership for second generation
biofuels by acquiring the C5 Yeast Company.

DSM also further built its successful and long-standing collaboration with the
United Nations World Food Programme and increased its advocacy and
implementation activities to fight hidden hunger and malnutrition around the
world through a partnership with the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) to collectively work to meet the nutritional challenges
presented in the developing world.

DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.(TM)

Royal DSM N.V. 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 about € 9 billion. The company is
listed on NYSE Euronext. More information can be found at www.dsm.com

For more information:

DSM Corporate Communications DSM Investor Relations

André van der Elsen Hans Vossen

tel. +31 (0) 45 5787162             tel. +31 (0) 45 5782864

fax +31 (0) 45 5740680             fax +31 (0) 10 4590275

e-mail media.relations@dsm.com          e-mail investor.relations@dsm.com

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