DuPont — A Global Leader in Sustainability
The DuPont vision is to be the world’s most dynamic science company creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. For over 20 years, DuPont has been reducing the environmental footprint of its own operations. Today, footprint reduction is expected of all companies. The challenge—and the opportunity—is to create products and services that provide the performance required, are cost effective and reduce the environmental impact along the entire value chain.
As an ingredient supplier, DuPont has an impact on virtually every major industry in the world — from agriculture to construction, transportation and communications. That impact is why DuPont is building sustainability into products, how they perform for our customers and final consumers, as well as how the Company makes them. The DuPont 2015 Sustainability Goals span footprint reduction, R&D investment and revenue growth commitments. These goals are aligned with customers and the markets that these customers serve.
DuPont strives to put science to work to help customers, and their customers, grow businesses while contributing to social and environmental progress worldwide.
For DuPont, sustainable growth is the creation of shareholder and societal value while we reduce the environmental footprint along the value chains in which we operate. DuPont defines “footprint” as all injuries, illnesses, incidents, waste, emissions, use of water and depletable forms of raw materials and energy.
Today, a comprehensive sustainable growth approach is integrated into the DuPont business model. DuPont is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, is on the 2012 list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens, is on the Leadership Index of the Carbon Disclosure Project, was a recipient of the 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Reward, and was a founding member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP).