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DSM receives independent ISO certification for its intelligent sustainability service

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Royal DSM has achieved International Organisation Standard (ISO) lifecycle assessment assurance by DNV for its intelligent sustainability service Sustell™

The independent, third-party verification by DNV, in accordance with ISO 14040:2006 and 14044:2006, underscores the robustness of the Sustell™ lifecycle assessment methodology co-developed with experts at Blonk Consultants that accurately measures the environmental footprint of animal protein production.  

Precise measurement is the first step in improving the environmental impact of food and agricultural production. Third-party verification serves to assure DSM customers that Sustell™ footprint calculations are reliable and credible. In addition to providing an accurate footprint measurement, Sustell™ provides actionable farm-level solutions to reduce environmental emissions from livestock and improve farm profitability.

Many of the largest egg, poultry, pork and dairy integrated producers worldwide currently use Sustell™ to precisely measure the environmental footprint of their farms. In January 2022, DSM signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Charoen Pokphand Foods (Thailand) with an aim to measure and improve the environmental footprint of animal protein production through the use of Sustell™.

David Nickell, vice president Sustainability & Business Solutions at DSM Animal Nutrition and Health, commented that “Sustell™ offers unique value for our customers, and this certification further proves the robustness and integrity of our approach. This is another example of how we support our customers and deliver on our strategic initiative, We Make It Possible, that aims to lead a robust and achievable worldwide transformation in sustainable animal farming.” 

Nico Irrgang, head of sustainability for Germany at DNV – Supply Chain and Product Assurance, said that “it is becoming increasingly important for companies not only to deliver products and services that they say are environmentally friendly and socially compliant throughout their lifecycle but to provide hard evidence too. We are delighted to have helped DSM assure that its Sustell™ platform is in line with the ISO requirements (ISO 14040:2006 and 14044:2006), providing DSM’s customers with greater trust and allowing them to be better informed about how the services they use are aligned with their ESG strategies and corporate values.”

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