New Delhi, India, 15 April, 2010
Contact:Christine O’Brien (DuPont Sustainable Solutions, USA)
Krishnakoli Dutta (DuPont Public Affairs)
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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Targets Substantial Market Opportunity to Drive Aggressive Growth
Integrated DuPont Business Meets Market Needs by Delivering Transformational Solutions for Safety, Operational and Environmental Improvement
New Delhi, India, April 15, 2010 — To strengthen its global customer offering, DuPont Sustainable Solutions announces the expansion and integration of its consulting services, training, and technology products and services. DuPont Sustainable Solutions is a catalyst for transforming workplaces and work cultures with services and technologies that bring about sustained improvements in safety, operational and environmental performance.
With this expansion, DuPont Sustainable Solutions targets a potential $15 billion market opportunity focusing on four key solutions-driven practice areas that include:
• Safety Resources remains at the core of the business, providing expertise and proven methodologies in employee, contractor and process safety to transform workplace culture, develop employee skills, reduce incidents and ultimately improve operational performance.
• Sustainable Operations leverages real-world experience and approaches proven in DuPont facilities to improve energy efficiency, asset productivity and reliability, environmental footprint, and capital effectiveness, leading to a sustainable return on operations and assets.
• Training Solutions offers blended learning solutions that integrate e-learning technologies, instructor-led courses, and traditional media, focusing on areas that include safety, industrial skills, ethics and compliance.
• Clean Technologies applies best-in-class technologies, equipment and services, combined with strong engineering, technical and design capabilities, to help companies reduce air emissions and produce cleaner fuels.
“Customer insights and the market have told us that growth-oriented companies consider three key attributes when selecting an external consulting partner: real-world experience, a collaborative approach and the ability to help foster sustained transformation,” said James R. Weigand, president – DuPont Sustainable Solutions. “They are looking for solutions beyond the workplace safety consulting that DuPont has successfully provided for many years. This expanded DuPont organization brings together people, processes, technologies, and services that significantly expand our ability to help our clients meet their business objectives, and in doing so, we believe we will achieve double-digit growth over the next five years.”
This new DuPont organization, which integrates three businesses — the former DuPont Safety Resources, segments of DuPont Clean Technologies and Coastal Training Technologies — builds on DuPont knowledge, experience, technical expertise and science-driven innovation to provide customers with smart, lasting and results-driven business solutions to remain ahead of complex business and market realities.
“DuPont’s long history of implementing safety and process improvements, both within the company and for external clients, enables us to deliver customized performance solutions that take into account cultural differences and diverse industry requirements. With this expansion, we will be offering a broader scope of solutions for our valued clients,” said K Ganesh, India business leader, DuPont Sustainable Solutions.
DuPont Sustainable Solutions is one of 13 DuPont businesses. Bringing customers the benefits of an integrated global services and technology delivery enterprise, it applies DuPont’s real-world experience, history of innovation, problem-solving success, and strong brands to help organizations transform their workplaces and work cultures to create safer, more efficient and more environmentally sustainable workplaces. Additional information is available atwww.sustainablesolutions.dupont.com
In India, its clients in the field of workplace safety include Hindustan Unilever, ACC Ltd , Ambuja Cements, Orchid Chemicals, Reliance Industries, Tata Steel , Tata Chemicals, Tata Power, Birla Cements and Vedanta Aluminium. DuPont is committed to protecting people and provides solutions to meet safety needs. By working with these companies, DuPont has directly helped more that 100,000 employees to be safer in their work place till date in India.
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.
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