One Young World

See you in London 2019!

Transform tomorrow through purpose

DSM and One Young World (OYW), the global forum for young leaders, have been partners since 2011, when seven delegates first attended the annual summit in Zurich.


OYW ambassadors

As a company DSM focuses on using our innovative solutions and capabilities to positively impact society, the environment and ensure our business is sustainable. To deliver on this purpose we aim to develop our employees, empowering them to drive the necessary change. As a result, our young leaders are offered the chance to represent DSM as OYW ambassadors. They are encouraged and supported to create OYW purpose-driven projects, and at the same time develop their own leadership potential, build and broaden their networks and earn their seat at the table.

OYW Purpose-led projects at DSM

In the past few years DSM OYW ambassadors have initiated a range of projects aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. For example:

  • Circularity Platform - OYW ambassadors and their mentor, DSM’s Wilfrid Gambade, joined forces to work on improving DSM’s global footprint
  • Juntos Somos Melhores - a network of projects in Latin America creating events to mark Earth Day and support the mission to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide
  • Similar Earth Day projects in China and many more

DSM at OYW 2019

This year DSM is sending eighteen delegates to OYW. Representing all our businesses and all our regions are twelve DSM employees, and we’re bringing six external entrepreneurs working in nutrition and the Circular Economy with us. Helen Mets, President of DSM Resins and Functional Materials, is this year’s business coordinator, a measure of the importance we place on our OYW partnership.

In addition, after the rousing reception he received at OYW 2018, our CEO Feike Sijbesma will be returning to address the summit on Wednesday 23 October.


Moving the world forward begins with you

At DSM, we never stand still. Driven by a clear purpose, we are always evolving and progressing.

We do well by doing good. We spend each and every day looking for new ways to make tomorrow better and create brighter lives for all.

That’s because we care. We care for our people and partners – because they are our family. And we care for the future of our one - and only – planet.

Moving the world forward begins with you. Your ideas propel our thinking. Your energy sets our pace. And your individual achievements drive our collective impact. Here, we succeed and grow together.

At DSM we emphasize that the key to employees feeling empowered and achieving more is their learning and development. With our 70/20/10 approach to learning (70% experience, 20% peer learning, 10% formal learning) we focus on creation of the right environment where people can learn new skills and grow. 

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