DSM again amongst top leaders in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

9/9/2010, 12:15 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

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Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company
headquartered in the Netherlands, is once again listed as one of the top leaders
in the chemical industry sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index*,
published today. In 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2009 DSM was named the worldwide
sustainability No. 1 in this sector. In 2007 and 2008 it also ranked amongst the
top leaders in the sector.

"We are very proud to be listed as one of the leaders in the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index," said Feike Sijbesma, chairman of DSM's Managing Board.
"It is recognition of our continuous efforts in sustainability. Our full
commitment to sustainability is shown every day in our products and innovations.
Sustainability is also the core value of DSM. I would like to congratulate
AkzoNobel for being named this year's leader."

DSM innovations are helping to address some of the world's most pressing issues
such as the need for alternative energy sources and climate change, health and
wellness and the need for a balanced food and water supply. DSM is committed to
delivering value (social, environmental and economic) to all stakeholders and
create brighter lives for people today and generations to come.

This year, DSM once again took concrete steps to actively reduce not only its
own but also its customers' carbon footprint with innovative products and
processes. DSM introduced bio based performance materials for the automotive
industry, a part of its materials portfolio was certified Cradle to Cradle(®)
and DSM signed a joint venture agreement with Roquette for the production,
commercialization and market development of bio-based succinic acid, a green
chemical building block. DSM announced a breakthrough in technology to produce
second generation bio fuels that are more cost effective and can become a viable
alternative to both first generation bio fuels and conventional fossil fuels.

The company also extended its partnership with the United Nations World Food
Program and increased the advocacy and implementation activities to fight hidden
hunger and malnutrition around the world.

DSM - the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company
Royal DSM N.V. creates solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance.
Its end markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care,
pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrical and electronics,
life protection and housing. DSM manages its business with a focus on the triple
bottom line of economic performance, environmental quality and social
responsibility, which it pursues simultaneously and in parallel. DSM has annual
net sales of about €8 billion and employs some 22,700 people worldwide. The
company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents.
DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information: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) 45 5782595
e-mailmedia.relations@dsm.com   e-mailinvestor.relations@dsm.com


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