DSM agrees sustainability deal

Science company Royal DSM will now be taking all of its purchased electricity in The Netherlands from renewable sources thanks to an agreement with Dutch energy supplier Eneco.

With this deal, DSM claims it is now positioned to outpace its global target of achieving 50 per cent of purchased electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

The purchasing agreement with Eneco builds on an existing contract between the pair and includes the renewable electricity volumes DSM sources from Dutch windparks Krammer and Bouwdokken. Eneco will provide 100 per cent renewable electricity to DSM in The Netherlands for the years 2018 through 2025.

Harry Coorens, vice president of DSM Procurement Sustainability, said: “I’m proud that we managed to source all our purchased electricity for our facilities in the Netherlands from renewable sources in record time. The intrinsic drive for sustainability from all involved led to yet another step to bring about a clean energy society.”

Chief customer officer of Eneco, Hans Peters, added: “I’m delighted to forge a strategic partnership with a sustainable frontrunner such as DSM. Through our partnership DSM enables us to expand our investments in new windfarms, thus enabling our ambition to speed up the energy transition.”