DSM has an active sustainability program called Treading Gently, which includes a clear vision, simple approach, partnerships with green building consultants, a well-designed roadmap and a series of targets, levels and strategies.
Land Use & Wildlife
Protecting and restoring biodiversity and creating new natural habitats through proper land use and integration into the built environment; leading to biological diversity, land and wildlife protection and respect of nature.
Sustainable & Healthy Materials
Using products that are healthy and either sourced locally, salvaged, recycled or made from renewable materials; leading to healthier indoor environments, low embodied energy and biodiversity.
Zero Carbon & Low Energy Use
Making buildings as energy efficient as possible and deliver a good proportion of the energy from renewable technologies; leading to mitigation of climate change and the promotion of renewable and clean energy.
Using water efficiently in buildings and in farming, to avoid local issues such as flooding, drought and water course pollution; leading to natural water sources protection, potable water preservation and land protection.
Reducing waste generation throughout the building’s life cycle from design and construction through operation and end of life; leading to reduced pollution emissions, reduced energy and water use, better resource management and the promoting of a recycling market.
Culture & Community
Respecting and reviving local identity, wisdom and culture, encouraging staff to shape their community and create a new culture of sustainability; leading to diversity, the involvement of local people, and respect for identity and heritage.
Health & Happiness
Promoting good health and well-being and encouraging active, fulfilling lives; leading to social connection, creativity development, self-awareness, self-development, self-expression, personal growth and thermal and visual comfort.