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Global Challenges

The challenges we face today — global warming, resource depletion, rural development, population growth, market instability and national security — are just a few of the many issues connected with reliance on petroleum. DuPont scientists are working to bring the right science at the right time to help solve these important societal and environmental challenges, while still meeting the demanding needs of our customers.

Sustainability Initiatives

DuPont™ Renewably Sourced™ Materials is one of the pillars of the overall DuPont sustainability efforts that includes:

  • Development of products that promote energy efficiency and offer alternative energy
  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by DuPont and its customers
  • Continued reduction of our operational environmental footprint
  • Development of products that protect people and the environment

DuPont believes these initiatives are a direct route to a successful, profitable business that adds value to our customers, their customers, consumers and the environment.

A Holistic Approach

DuPont commitment to renewability is characterized by a holistic approach that is fully integrated into its businesses. The transition to products that meet the definition of "renewably sourced" will take place over time, but the pace will quicken as the demand for these products grows and the science advances, creating collaborations up and down the value chain. Renewably Sourced™ Materials will increasingly become central to a wide variety of products used every day.


DuPont is Evolving

DuPont Chief Innovation Officer, Tom Connelly, sees DuPont growing in new directions — from R&D to manufacturing to marketing.

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DuPont™ Renewably Sourced™ Materials contain a minimum of 20% renewably sourced ingredient by weight.