DSM and Republic of Tatarstan sign MOU for fortified nutrition

DSM and Republic of Tatarstan sign MOU for fortified nutrition 
HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 --  
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company,
today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU) for a  strategic
partnership with the Ministry of Health Care
of the Republic of Tatarstan with
the aim of modernizing the
Republic's public health sector through fortified
nutrition. The MOU
was signed today in Amsterdam (Netherlands) in the presence
President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation and Prime Minister
Rutte of the Netherlands. 
Under the terms of the MOU, DSM and the Ministry of Health Care of
the Republic
of Tatarstan will implement a study for the provision of
vitamins to patients
(children and adults) admitted for treatment to
in-patient hospitals to measure
the effectiveness of a specially
developed vitamin and mineral complex. Following a positive outcome,
the objective is to start adding vitamins/minerals
when providing
in-patient medical care in hospitals in the Republic of Tatarstan. 
The strategic partnership between DSM and the Republic of Tatarstan
has been
developed within the framework of cooperation between the
Russian Federation and the Netherlands. The Russian Federation's
Healthy Nutrition strategy for 2020
aims at preserving and
strengthening public health and preventing of nutrition
diseases. It has been concluded that based on the current
situation in the Russian Federation, a change in
nutrition patterns is needed to increase the life expectancy of the
Russian population. 
Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan, said: "On
behalf of the Republic of Tatarstan I fully support DSM in its
efforts to further develop
its successful cooperation that started in
2010 in Naberezhnye Chelny with the
production of animal nutrition.
Full and regular supply of the body with vitamins, minerals and trace
elements is one of the key factors in maintaining
health. This joint
project of DSM, the Institute of Nutrition and the Ministry
of Health
will enable the introduction of preventive fortification as a
provision of medical assistance in the hospitals of the
Feike Sijbesma, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the DSM
Managing Board,
said: "As the world's largest producer of
micronutrients, DSM has the expertise
and resources needed to support
an effective governmental food fortification
program. An insufficient
vitamin A intake can have a negative effect on the efficiency of
hospital treatment, but also lowers patients' resistance. I am
that we will work with the Ministry of Health Care in Tatarstan to
to reduce vitamin deficiencies and subsequently increase life
expectancy and I hope we will be able to expand this initiative to
other regions of the Russian
For DSM, Russia is one of the High Growth Economies the company is
focusing on
in executing its strategy DSM in motion: driving focused
growth. DSM's main business areas in Russia are food and feed
ingredients, pharmaceutical intermediate products, biotechnology,
UHMWPE-based materials, resins and engineering plastics. Through its
business activities, DSM meets the needs and
trends in the Russian
Federation. In 2012, DSM celebrated 20 years of presence
in Russia. 
In 2010 DSM started a joint venture in Tatarstan to contribute to
Russia's goal
of reaching a higher self-sufficiency in animal protein
production and supply by securing better animal nutrition. In 2011
DSM entered into a long-term partnership in the area of engineering
plastics with JSC KuibyshevAzot in Tolyatti (Samara Region) in order
to supply locally produced products to the
automotive and electrical
& electronics industries. 
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nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life
Sciences and Materials
Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity,
environmental progress and social
advances to create sustainable
value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that
nourish, protect and improve performance in global
markets such as
food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals,
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protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM's
employees deliver annual net sales of around EUR9 billion. The
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For more information:
DSM Corporate Communications
Herman Betten
tel. +31 (0) 45 5782017
e-mail media.relations@dsm.com 
DSM Investor Relations
Dave Huizing
tel. +31 (0) 45 5782864
e-mail investor.relations@dsm.com 
Ministry of Health Care of the Republic of
tel. +7 843 231-79-98
e-mail minzdrav@tatar.ru
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