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Creating Societal Value

Creating Shareholder and Societal Value ... While Reducing Our Footprint Throughout the Value Chain

 

We affirm to all our stakeholders, including our employees, customers, shareholders and the public, that we will conduct our business with respect and care for the environment. We will implement those strategies that build successful businesses and achieve the greatest benefit for all our stakeholders without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

We will continuously improve our practices in light of advances in technology and new understandings in safety, health and environmental science. We will make consistent, measurable progress in implementing this Commitment throughout our worldwide operations.

Safety, Health and the Environment

Safety, concern and care for people, protection of the environment, and personal and corporate integrity are this company's highest values and we will not compromise them.

 

 
Safety Philosophy

  • We will adhere to the highest standards for the safe operation of facilities and the protection of our environment, our employees, our customers and the people of the communities in which we do business.
  • We will strengthen our businesses by making safety, health and environmental issues an integral part of all business activities and by continuously striving to align our businesses with public expectations.
  • We believe that all injuries and occupational illnesses, as well as safety and environmental incidents, are preventable, and our goal for all of them is zero.  We will promote off-the-job safety for our employees.

 
Safety Beliefs

  • All injuries and occupational illnesses are preventable.
  • Concern and care for the health and safety of people is equal in importance to and must precede concern for other business objectives.
  • People are our most important resource and each person has a unique, value-adding contribution to make.
  • To achieve excellence in safety, management must demonstrate leadership and set an example in its commitment to safety.
  • A safe operation enhances our competitive position and has a positive impact on our customers and our communities.
  • The use of advanced technology and facility design is essential to contain hazards.
  • People do not want to get hurt and can self manage themselves to prevent injury.
  • Involvement in safety activities develops safety knowledge, increases awareness of and sensitivity to hazards, and helps prevent occupational injury and illness.

 
Product Stewardship Philosophy

  • We will extract, make use, handle, package, transport and dispose of our materials safely and in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • We will continuously analyze and improve our practices, processes and products to reduce their risk and impact throughout the product life cycle.
  • We will develop new products and processes that have increasing margins of safety for both human health and the environment.
  • We will seek opportunities to make our new and existing facilities inherently safer.
  • We will work with our suppliers, carriers, distributors and customers to achieve similar product stewardship, and we will provide information and assistance to support their efforts to do so.

 

 
Member of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

As a member of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC), DuPont Canada is committed to the Responsible Care® ethic of stewarding our products and services throughout their life cycles in a manner that demonstrates sensitivity to public concerns. These obligations -- to our employees, customers, the public and the environment -- require constant vigilance, care and risk reduction. Demonstrating the Responsible Care® ethic is a key element of DuPont Canada's overall commitment to safety, health and the environment.

 

 

 

DuPont Canada has won the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada 2008 Award for Excellence in Safety. The award recognizes CIAC member companies that have demonstrated excellent safety performance as measured by total recordable incident rate over a period of five years.  This represents the ninth time that DuPont Canada has received this recognition.  

 

® Responsible Care is a registered trademark of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada.