June 24, 2008 06:15 ET

DSM joins select "Pathfinders" and attains Carbon Trust Standard Certification

HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) -

Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, today announces that its Scotland based vitamin manufacturing facility has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard certification. The Dalry based facility, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is the only Western manufacturer of vitamin C and produces the vitamin under the brand name QUALI-C™, the world's premium range of pure vitamin C. DSM joins a select group of the first twelve "Pathfinder" companies to be awarded the Carbon Trust Standard.

The Carbon Trust Standard is the world's first accreditation scheme designed to allow companies to measure the carbon footprint of their operations and facilitate an independent, specialist review of energy management practices. The use of the Carbon Trust Standard logo allows companies to then communicate their commitment to combating climate change. The award requires organizations to provide evidence on real reductions in their own CO2 emissions rather than paying third parties to reduce emissions via off-setting or green tariffs. The Standard is awarded by The Carbon Trust, an independent organization set up by the UK Government in 2001 to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy by working with organizations to reduce carbon emissions and develop commercial low carbon technologies.

The Pathfinders group was unveiled today in London by Carbon Trust Chief Executive Tom Delay and was attended by Environment Secretary, Hilary Benn, MP.

Stephan Tanda, member of the Managing Board of DSM, commented: "We are delighted that our facility in Dalry has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard certification. This is another example of our commitment to Quality, Reliability, Traceability and Sustainability. DSM is proud to be taking a leading role in the nutrition ingredients industry in tackling the impact of carbon emissions on climate change." Mr Tanda added: "Joining the Carbon Trust Standard Pathfinders group underlines our strong commitment to environmentally responsible production and supply chain processes, and our dedication to create a partnership of trust with our customers."

DSM - the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company

Royal DSM N.V. creates innovative products and services in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences that contribute to the quality of life. DSM's products and services are used globally in a wide range of markets and applications, supporting a healthier, more sustainable and more enjoyable way of life. End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrics and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM has annual sales of almost EUR 8.8 billion and employs some 23,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information:

The Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust is an independent company set up by government in response to the threat of climate change, to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy by working with organisations to reduce carbon emissions and develop commercial low carbon technologies. The Carbon Trust works with UK business and the public sector through its work in five complementary areas: insights, solutions, innovations, enterprises and investments. Together these help to explain, deliver, develop, create and finance low carbon enterprise. The Carbon Trust is funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR), the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government and Invest Northern Ireland. More information: (Carbon Trust Press Office / UK: 02075443100)

Information on the importance of vitamin C as a vital nutrient and in a wide range of industrial applications can be obtained on the QUALI-C™ website,

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