WILMINGTON, Del., July 23,
2020 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont (NYSE: DD) today
announced the release of its 2020 Sustainability Report,
which is the first for DuPont de Nemours, Inc. [following its
separation from DowDuPont], and covers integrated
activities during the calendar year 2019.
DuPont's innovation culture and diverse portfolio
position the company to deliver science-based solutions
that create sustainable, positive societal change and competitive
advantages in essential areas such as clean water, health and
safety, high- speed connectivity, and automotive electrification.
Among the many ways the company's competitive differentiators are
being harnessed to create social and environmental advantage are
its investment in advanced technologies for 5G networks to support
more connected, sustainable communities, and DuPont's AHEAD™
automotive program, which will help accelerate the
transportation industry's transformation to hybrid and electric
DuPont's 2030 Sustainability Goals underscore the importance
of bringing sustainable innovations to
market and draw inspiration from the United Nations
Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), which help to gauge
what the biggest market drivers will be in the years to come and
chart a clear path ahead for its businesses.
"At the end of 2019, we announced our 2030 Sustainability
Goals—nine ambitious, long-term goals developed to amplify our
company's contributions in areas that are critically important to
our stakeholders and society," said Alexa Dembek, DuPont Chief
Technology & Sustainability Officer. "In this, our first
sustainability report, we introduce our roadmap to meet our goals,
hold ourselves accountable, and track our progress. You'll read
about how we engage our colleagues and the communities we live in
by empowering people to drive change and be part of the solution.
While the report tracks 2019 performance, this commitment is
especially visible right now, as we find new ways to secure the
health and safety of our own teams, recommit to our
responsibilities to assure racial justice for Black Americans, and
partner with fellow industry leaders to provide the protective
equipment frontline workers, including many of our own, need to
combat the pandemic."
Highlights of the company's 2019 performance
- In our operations, we continue to deliver world-class health
and safety performance. In 2019, 75 percent of DuPont sites
achieved zero injuries and/or illnesses, which is the best safety
performance our businesses have ever recorded.
- We are advancing water security, availability and quality
worldwide through our filtration and purification technologies, and
we've expanded our capabilities with strategic acquisitions of
Memcor, Inge, Desalitech and OxyMem.
- We partnered with Habitat for Humanity International to provide
safe, affordable, and energy-efficient housing for people in need
worldwide. In the second half of 2019, 400 DuPont employees donated
more than 2,550 service hours to Habitat projects in 16 communities
across the U.S. and Canada.
- We continue to affirm our commitment to address climate change
as a member of the CEO Climate Dialogue, a collaboration between
large companies and NGOs working together to advance effective
climate legislation in the U.S.
- We were named to the 2019 Bloomberg Gender- Equality Index
(GEI), and for the sixth year in a row, scored a perfect 100 on the
Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index (CEI).
"DuPont's businesses and employees have a long history of
improving the world through science-based innovation and that is
reflected today in an approach to sustainability that empowers
people everywhere to be agents of change," said Ed Breen, DuPont Executive Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer. "Our goals include achieving a more just and
equitable world for all, which is why I felt it was so important to
sign on to the Catalyst CEO Champions for Change, pledging to
advance more women, particularly women of color, into senior
leadership positions and onto our board, and the CEO Action for
Diversity & Inclusion pledge. In this period of profound global
change and unprecedented health, economic, and societal challenges,
I expect this first Sustainability Report will be the foundation
for meaningful change, with DuPont innovation helping to lead the
way to dramatic improvements on multiple fronts."
To learn more about DuPont's sustainability investments and
performance, please read the full 2020 DuPont
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