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Our commitment to product stewardship

Every day we each see many examples of Product Stewardship. There are so many that we often take them for granted, such as: ingredient labels on food and other packaging; warning labels on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products; tamper-resistant packaging. The common element in each is product responsibility or stewardship by the product's manufacturer.

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DuPont defines product stewardship as: "An integrated business process for identifying, managing, and reducing safety, health, and environmental risk throughout all stages of a product's life in the best interest of our four stakeholders: customers, employees, shareholders, and society."

Our product stewardship program objectives are to:
  • Use our understanding of our products to protect our customers, our employees, our community, and the public
  • Anticipate and respond to societal expectations and requirements
  • Minimize resource and energy consumption
Product stewardship is not new at DuPont. What is new is our plan to help our customers, suppliers, vendors, and distributors achieve their own product stewardship objectives. We will work with you to integrate product stewardship considerations into your day-to-day business decisions. This will involve understanding each other's goals and how each group can positively contribute to the success of a product stewardship program. The DuPont goal in doing this is to achieve improved performance across the entire value chain.

As product stewardship principles are integrated throughout the value chain, we will see a shift away from traditional disposal and waste management thinking toward resource conservation and life cycle thinking. The result will be improved product and business sustainability, which benefits each of the stakeholders.

Product stewardship is one component of the American Chemical Council (ACC) and the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) Responsible Care® program. DuPont is a member of both ACC and CEFIC and is fully committed to implementing product stewardship throughout our businesses.