DuPont is putting science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life everywhere.
We believe the broad field of biotechnology presents important opportunities that should be explored and developed to identify those safe and commercially viable applications that bring significant benefits to society. These opportunities arise in areas including food, materials, energy generation, polymers, sensors and electronics. Benefits may include lower cost, higher quality products and reduced reliance on fossil fuels along with other environmental benefits.
Within this context, we support the responsible application of biotechnology including, where appropriate, the selective use of genetic engineering.
We believe the tools of biotechnology can help generate more affordable, efficient and environmentally sustainable solutions.
We believe that ethical discussions concerning the impact of biotechnology must include the benefits and consequences of applying and not applying biotechnology to the world’s problems. We believe the good that can be accomplished is only beginning to be realized.
We apply the following Bioethics Guiding Principles to our research, development and commercialization of biotechnology.