Sustainable Operations - Sustainability Consulting
In recent years, advances in science and technology have allowed us to carve a more sustainable future. However, numerous destabilising factors inhibit progress toward sustainability: persistent toxic pollution; declining biodiversity; climate change; security threats; and rising poverty rates. In spite of these challenges, companies continue to succeed when sustainability is utilised as a main driver of growth.
This evolving context has multiple implications for industry. Pressures such as new regulatory regimes and variable energy supply and price are changing not only modes of production, but also the marketplace. Consumers are more focused on environmentally friendly and socially responsible products and companies, creating strong value propositions for those businesses that can differentiate themselves through a strong commitment to sustainability.
At DuPont, we believe that the creation of shareholder and societal value and reduction of the footprint - defined as injuries, illnesses, incidents, waste, emissions, use of water and depletable forms of raw materials and energy - is achieved by having a clear vision, strong management commitment and a comprehensive implementation strategy. While DuPont has long been a global leader in safety and health, we have made substantial progress toward reducing our footprint: from 1990 to present, the frequency of major incidents was reduced by 90% and Greenhouse Gas emissions were reduced by 72%*. Furthermore, production was increased by 21% during this period.
The foundation of our approach is a methodology based on a cultural values behavioural model derived from DuPont’s own experience as an owner/operator, its strong record of continuous footprint reduction, and its success in redefining its own business model around a sustainability strategy. We tailor this model to the specific needs of our clients, with the goal of driving sustainable growth by delivering increased value to shareholders and stakeholders alike, and reducing the client’s environmental risk. The implementation of this customised planning begins at the corporate level, and then moves to the business unit level, delivering an enduring process that ensures the organisation can sustain and build upon achieved goals. The result is an integrated company-wide management system that improves the return on environmental investment and accelerates progress towards sustainability goals.
* 60% excluding INVISTA
Sustainability through Environmental Management
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