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October 28, 2010

DuPont Dordrecht awards donations Community Fund

On 28 October, the Runners Club De Mol in Dordrecht, the Willem de Zwijger College in Papendrecht and the Musical Association Crescendo in Sliedrecht received a donation from the DuPont Community Fund. The donations were presented at the DuPont site in Dordrecht.

 

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November 17, 2009

WISHING TREE FOR THE MERWELANDEN

DORDRECHT, 17 November 2009 - Exactly 50 years ago today, the foundation stone was laid for DuPont Dordrecht. To commemorate that - and to underscore the connection with the community in which the company operates

 

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October 8, 2009

DuPont donates more than 4,000 Euros for children with an appetite for reading

Dordrecht, 8 October 2009 – In the presence of dozens of students, three primary schools at industrial area ‘De Staart’ in Dordrecht received a cheque of 4,350 Euros from DuPont for the project Success Books, Books for Success. By means of this project, the schools and the Dordrecht public library want to promote reading among students and their parents in order to create an appetite for reading that is as big as that of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

 

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April 21, 2009

Opening new playground school and day-care centre Merwebolder ASVZ Donation DuPont Dordrecht well-spent

Opening new playground school and day-care centre Merwebolder ASVZ Donation DuPont Dordrecht well-spent Sliedrecht, 21 April 2009 - On Tuesday 21 April the newly built playground for day-care centre Merwebolder and the school De Wereldbol at the site of ASVZ, located at Touwbaan 1 in Sliedrecht, was opened.

 

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March 4, 2009

DuPont Dordrecht sees Abraham

Dordrecht, March 4 2009 – This year DuPont Dordrecht sees Abraham. The founding charter of the Dutch branch of the American company was signed in February 1959. Dordrecht was the first location in the Netherlands. “This milestone is an important moment to thank all our past and present employees for their contribution to the company, as well as our partners in the Dordrecht area and beyond”, says site manager Gordon Tait.

 

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January 21, 2009

Application for work time shortening granted

Dordrecht, January 21 2009 – The ministry of Social Affairs and Employment has granted the application of DuPont Dordrecht for a 30 percent work time shortening. The work time shortening will be effective until March 1 iuncluded. Approximately 900 people work at DuPont Dordrecht. The employees will receive training in the hours coming available through work time shortening.

 

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January 16, 2009

DuPont Dordrecht applies for work time shortening

Dordrecht, January 16, 2009 – DuPont Dordrecht has submitted an application for work time shortening to the ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. “The demand for our products has rapidly decreased the last few months, caused by the drop of sales in the automotive industry”, says spokesman Willem Buitelaar.

 

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October 19, 2008

DuPont hands over telescope viewer to IVN Dordrecht

During an excursion to the Brabantse Bieschbosch, Erik van Kempen handed over a telescope viewer to IVN Dordrecht on behalf of DuPont Dordrecht. IVN Dordrecht is a part of the national organisation of IVN. This foundation has 17.000 members who devote themselves voluntarily to a sustainable society.

 

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June 6, 2008

DuPont signs sponsoring agreement with Bieschboschcentrum

Jaap Mendel, Site Manager DuPont Dordrecht, and Jan Lagendijk, chairman of the Natuur- en Recreatieschap De Hollandse Biesbosch and alderman of the municipality of Dordrecht, signed a sponsoring agreement today for three years

 

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June 5, 2008

DuPont Dordrecht reduces water usage and emission of CO2

DuPont globally works on a reduction of the environmental footprint. The sustainability goals of 2015 are a part of that. DuPont Dordrecht annually conserves 160.000 m³ drinking water thanks to a smart application of water from the groundwater installation

 

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May 17, 2008

DuPont Dordrecht reduced CO2 emissions through cooperation with HVC waste processing

HVC waste processing Dordrecht and DuPont Dordrecht have signed a declaration of intent enabling DuPont to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 25 percent. For that purpose, DuPont will purchase steam from its neighbor HVC waste processing as of 2010. The signing of the declaration of intent took place May 16 during the official opening of the ‘Dordt in Stoom’ (Dordt in Steam) event. DuPont will save at least 50 kilotons of CO2 annually, equaling the emissions of 15,000 medium-sized cars per year.

 

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