DSM Opens China Campus

The Netherlands-based Royal DSM NV, a life and materials sciences company that manufactures
Dyneema® high-performance polyethylene fiber and other products, recently opened the DSM China
Campus in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Pudong New Area, Shanghai, which will serve as its
regional headquarters in China. The campus is DSM’s largest outside of Europe and the United States
and will focus on local research and development (R&D) for the Chinese market. All DSM Shanghai
offices, the DSM China R&D center and several other DSM business groups are located on the

“We know China not only as a market and a production base, but also as a strategic starting
point for research and development,” said Jan Zuidam, deputy chairman, DSM’s Managing Board. “In
DSM’s accelerated Vision 2010 with focus on Life Sciences and Materials Sciences, China plays an
important role regarding growth and innovation.”

The campus also is one of the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Gold-certified buildings in China. The US Green Building Council, which developed the LEED
certification, promotes buildings that are healthy to live and work in and also are environmentally
responsible. DSM’s new campus can house more than 600 employees in 26,000 square meters of space.
From renewable and locally available building materials to transportation and water and energy
savings, the design and operation of DSM’s campus met the requirements of the LEED Gold

“As one of the most sustainable companies in our sector, we are committed to great
achievements in sustainable development,” said Dr. Jiang Weiming, president, DSM China. “The
environmental design standards we have adopted for the campus embody our consistent excellence in
sustainable development. We are responsible for providing a healthy and safe ‘green home’ for our
employees, and I believe it will be a new start for our contribution to sustainable development in
the fields of life sciences and materials sciences in China.”

January/February/March 2009