DuPont was recently ranked as the fifth most innovative company in Brazil by an A.T. Kearney survey conducted in 15 countries and published with the support of Época Negócios magazine. DuPont ranked ninth last year. Eduardo Wanick, president of DuPont Latin America; Alvaro Peon, vice president of Corporate Marketing & Sales for Latin America; Victoria Brady, vice president of Science and Technology for Latin America and Vivian Bialski, director of Corporate Communications for Latin America, received the award at an event in São Paulo.
“The award is an important recognition,” said Victoria. “It reinforces our commitment to meeting global demand through collaboration and innovation. Listening to needs and working in collaboration to find answers is exciting work that contributes to the generation of many innovative projects."
The survey looks at items such as innovation strategy, processes, organization, culture, structure, support and results. Among other mentions, the magazine highlighted DuPont's corporate positioning—Welcome to the Global Collaboratory™.
One of DuPont’s competitive advantages, according to the magazine, is the Brazil Innovation Center, located in Paulínia. The “BIC” was inaugurated in 2012 and physically represents the concept of the “collaborator,” where ideas are generated in collaboration with customers, authorities, academics, employees and other stakeholders.