DuPont is glad to be the official sponsor for the 2010 Responsible Care Awards, supporting the Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC) in its efforts to champion the cause in Singapore.
The SCIC Responsible Care Awards was started in 2001 to recognise companies that are committed to practise and implement good, responsible management practices in their workplaces. DuPont was the pioneer sponsor at this launch, and today, ten years later, we are honoured to be sponsoring again.
Safety has always been a key theme in the good work that SCIC is involved in. It is also a core value that we adhere to at DuPont, alongside environmental stewardship, ethical behaviour and respect for people. These values form the cornerstone of who we are and what we stand for.
At DuPont, we have a goal, and the goal is zero. And this means that we are working toward zero safety incidents everyday. Our uncompromising target applies to every geography, every business unit, every plant site and in our operations globally. We measure them, track them, find root causes and correct them.
As a market-driven science company, the work that we do everyday centers around innovation. Just in 2010, we invested $1.7 billion in R&D, with 85% of this budget addressing the megatrends, namely: feeding the world, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, protecting people and the environment. Additionally, we introduced 1,786 new products and filed 2,034 U.S. patents last year.
However, we must always be mindful of the importance of good practices and safety in the midst of meeting the evolving needs of this industry. Innovation must be holistic and inclusive so as to create a sustainable environment for all.
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