DuPont Employees Championing Sustainability
Each year, our employees give back to the community and innovate solutions for improving our sustainabiility performance and and our bottom line.
Our employees are our greatest resource, not just for championing scientific excellence but also for helping the company strive to be a responsible corporate citizen. Our employees give back to the communities in which we operate with donations of time and money, and help us walk the talk by innovating solutions on the ground for environmental, social, and financial wins.
DuPont Community Outreach
DuPont gives back to the communities in which we live and work, as part of our commitment to improve quality of life, vitality and sustainability around the world. DuPont has backed this commitment with financial contributions and the active volunteer participation of our employees with our partner, the United Way. We focus on enabling programs and nonprofit organizations that enhance sustainability in the communities in which we operate around the world.
Learn more about DuPont Community Outreach.
DuPont Sustainable Growth Excellence Awards
Each year, we hold the Sustainable Growth Excellence Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of teams of employees who are championing sustainable growth, creating shareholder and societal value while reducing our environmental footprint in the value chains in which we operate. These awards demonstrate how our employees are helping us along our sustainability journey in the local regions and businesses in which they operate. As part of the award, each team is presented with a 5,000 USD grant to donate to the charitable organization of their choice, and commemorated by the CEO at the awards ceremony.
Here are the stories of some winning teams of colleagues who put innovation into action.
With the need for housing for underprivileged families in Mexico, DuPont and its customer, Repshel, looked for a sustainable solution to provide healthier and safer spaces. See how DuPont collaborates to provide sustainable homes for underprivileged families in Mexico
DuPont Performance Polymers (DPP) consumes thousands of raw materials to make engineering resins for injection molding. View how a DuPont team in DPP learned how a business cannot be sustainable if the raw materials are not.
A DuPont team collaborated across multiple sites, functions and organizational structures to develop and scale up a novel, integrated technology package to produce ethanol from agricultural wastes such as corn stover and energy crops such as switchgrass. Learn how the cellulosic ethanol team is changing how we fuel the world
Learn how a DuPont team is recycling the market paradigms.
Learn how a DuPont team decided to stay out of the landfill in order to achieve zero landfill for several product lines within the DuPont Building Innovations business.
Producing textiles is energy- and material-intensive, and utilizes large volumes of water. Learn how a DuPont team opened a new market with revolutionary enzymes.