DSM Partners - Quality for Life
Launched in 2008, Quality for Life™ is an instantly recognizable seal of excellence that provides the peace of mind needed to take products to market confidently.
Quality for Life™ isn’t lip service. We have real examples of our pledge in action, where we are making regular progress in the areas of Quality, Reliability, Traceability and Sustainability.
Learn more about DSM’s Quality for Life and our Quali® family of products.
Quality in Action
Food Safety System Certification (FSSC) 22000 Certified
In 2011, DSM Nutritional Products and DSM Food Specialties were frontrunners in having the first production facilities certified according to FSSC 22000 – the most reliable for food safety.
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
DSM Nutritional Products has already invested €25 million in GMP-related activities, so can operate within state-of- the-art manufacturing and consistent quality control conditions.
We invest heavily in solutions that help our customers assure product quality. For instance, Delvotest® from DSM Food Specialties is the international gold standard in milk testing, helping farmers, milk control stations and dairies worldwide assure the quality of their milk.
Reliability in Action
Optimal Food Fortification
DSM Nutritional Products trained a large East Asian disease control agency on vitamin and micronutrient analytical methods. Now, the governmental agency can confidently undertake analysis and quality control to ensure fortified foods meet expected specifications.
Objective and Credible Knowledge Sharing
NUTRI-FACTS.org provides up-to-date, science-based information on the health impacts, requirements and safety of micronutrients. Content from recognized industry experts, supported by an independent scientific advisory board, delivers a reliable, non-commercial and balanced source of scientific information.
Constant Quality Ingredients
For instance, DSM Food Specialties delivers flavor ingredients to the same standards and specifications time and again, thanks to our dynamic semi-continuous reaction (DYSC) technology. DYSC technologies make the production process fully controlled, produce much more constant quality and control reactions carefully.
Traceability in Action
Our advanced systems can track, trace and recall products immediately. At DSM, mock recalls are carried out regularly and a dedicated response team is on call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This ensures minimal disruption to our customers’ product development and supply.
At DSM Nutritional Products manufacturing facilities, the raw materials used to produce ingredients and premixes – and their suppliers – must satisfy strict quality requirements. We provide complete transparency of origin while delivering consistently high-quality ingredients, irrespective of where they come from.
Sustainability in Action
Shining a Light on Hidden Hunger
Hidden hunger occurs when the quality of food people eat provides sufficient calories to sustain life, but lacks essential vitamins and nutrients for optimal growth and development. DSM Nutritional Products develops effective, easy and affordable solutions that help improve the nutritional status of whole populations. Our MixMe™ vitamin mix sachets and NutriRice® fortified rice kernels provide malnourished populations with the vitamins and minerals that are absent from their nutritionally poor daily diets.
DSM Nutritional Products’ Bright4Africa is an education campaign designed to raise awareness of hidden hunger and the important role of micronutrients, especially among young children, adolescent girls and pregnant and breastfeeding women in Kenya and South Africa.
Enzymes: The Efficient Choice
Providing solutions that help our customers reduce their carbon footprint is key for DSM. Enzymes facilitate efficient, sustainable production by accelerating certain reactions and reducing raw material usage, waste emissions and energy requirements. Successful examples of sustainability-enhancing enzymes include Panamore™ for baking, Rapidase® Smart for the fruit juice industry and Brewers Clarex™ for brewing.
Fighting Food Waste
Today, up to 30 percent of raw materials for food production and final food products are thrown away because of contamination and/or spoilage. First discovered in the DSM laboratories in 1955, Natamycin prevents the growth of molds and yeasts that spoil food, and is used across the food industry as a safe and effective preservative.
DSM has occupied the number one slot in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for five years. And in recognition of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, specifically our partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme, DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma received the 2010 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the United Nations Association of New York.