DSM: Transforming to a sustainable business model
Case Study

DSM: Transforming to a sustainable business model

3 pages
May 2022
Reference: IMD-7-2254

DSM was incorporated in the beginning of the 20th century as a mining company. With the depletion of Netherland’s coal resources, the company pivoted in the 1960s into a chemical company, producing fertilizer and plastics. By the end of the century, the company started successfully pivoting into life sciences, to support its growing focus on sustainability.

Learning Objective
  • Showcase how DSM managed to transform over the course of 5 decades from a mining company to a commodity chemicals company to life sciences
Keywords
Sustainability, Transformation, Pivoting, Good Health, Well-being, Clean Water, Sanitation, Industry Infrastructure, Industry Innovation, Responsible Consumption, Responsible Production, Business Model Transformation
Settings
Netherlands
Dutch State Mines, Chemicals, Metals and Mining
1900-2022
Type
Published Sources
Copyright
© IMD 2022
Language
English
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