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DSM Joins Clean Shipping Network

DSM, the global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials will start using the Clean Shipping Index in the procurement of shipping services. The Clean Shipping Index is an online tool for cargo owners to help them to compare and evaluate the environmental footprint of ocean carriers as part of their procurement process.

DSM, with their headquarters in the Netherlands, is number 33 in a growing group of large cargo owners who use the Clean Shipping Index when choosing freight carriers. In the Clean Shipping Index companies can choose the best shipping companies when it comes to environmental performance. Access to the database tool is given when the cargo owners join the clean shipping network.

DSM delivers innovative solutions in nutrition, health and materials for a wide range of global markets. In 2012 the percentage of ECO+ solutions in the innovation pipeline was 80 percent indicating sustainability is a fundamental business driver for the company. DSM has around 23,500 employees worldwide who deliver annual net sales of around 9 billion euro. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext. DSM transports around 45.000 TEU globally by ocean freight per year and is thereby one of the larger shippers in the Netherlands.

Joining the Clean Shipping Network will further support DSM in setting up a sustainable supply chain which contributes to the company’s overall mission: “creating brighter lives for people today and generations to come”.

The Clean Shipping Index covers the major emissions from ships such as CO2, NOx, SOx and also pollution of the sea by waste, on board use of heavy chemicals in antifouling, lubricants, refrigerants and cleaning agents. By coordinating a demand for clean ships through the Clean Shipping Network, carriers are encouraged to change over to more environmentally adapted techniques and measures.