Initiatives & Partnerships
The global challenges of food, energy and protection are too big to be solved by one company or organization. At DuPont, we have formed numerous partnerships, committed to voluntary initiatives, and filled our advisory panels with outside experts, all with the purpose of doing more to reduce our footprint and find sustainable solutions.
UN Global Compact
Since 2001, DuPont has committed to aligning our operations and strategies with the ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption as outlined by the UN Global Compact.
DuPont participates in many associations and organizations at the regional, national, and international level, including:
- CropLife America and CropLife International
- Global Harvest Initiative
- Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International
- Field to Market, the Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
- United States Climate Action Partnership
- World Resources Institute
- Pew Center on Global Climate Change
- World Environment Center
- World Economic Forum
- World Business Council for Sustainable Development
- Business Roundtable
- American Chemistry Council
- European Chemical Industry Council
Responsible Care® Management System
DuPont was one of the first companies to adopt the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® Codes of Management Practices. Since the late 1980s, DuPont has led efforts to expand Responsible Care® to encompass advances such as security, public reporting of metrics, and management systems certification.
Responsible Care® is a registered trademark of American Chemistry Council, Inc.
Climate and Energy
DuPont continues to participate in the Carbon Disclosure Project, which discloses our governance and practices for climate change.
DuPont and Environmental Defense collaborate on a framework for the responsible development, production, use and disposal of nano-scale materials. The intent of this framework is to define a systematic and disciplined process that can be used to identify, manage and reduce potential health, safety and environmental risks of nano-scale materials across all lifecycle stages. These materials hold great promise for new applications in materials, energy, medicine and other fields.
DuPont Stakeholder Groups
Health Advisory Board
DuPont established a Health Advisory Board to provide strategic advice on health and health-related issues, and to support our efforts in approaching health and health-related issues in a manner that is well-informed, scientifically sound and ethical. The board members are internationally regarded leaders in health and medicine, representing a variety of backgrounds and affiliations. They give us a complete and impartial perspective.
Community Advisory Panels
DuPont establishes Community Advisory Panels at many of our global operating sites to engage our neighbors in discussions about our activities and their concerns and needs. Members of the Panels do not work for DuPont, but may be regarded as representatives of the neighborhood.
Biotechnology Advisory Panel
DuPont formed the Biotechnology Advisory Panel, an independent panel to guide our actions, help us consider and address important issues, and guide and challenge us in the development, testing and commercialization of new products based on biotechnology. The advisory panel audits the progress at DuPont and provides a public report on a regular basis.