Our Approach

We take a holistic approach to sustainability, integrating it into our businesses throughout the value chain. Through our global collaborations, we develop market-facing, sustainable solutions that help meet the world’s greatest needs.

Over recent decades, our approach has expanded from operational safety and meeting regulations.  Now we also focus on markets that promote economic prosperity and environmental integrity.  We prove that sustainable growth can add value for all.

Global challenges drive our science.  These are a few of our recent efforts:

Food

  • Collaborating with farmers to deliver seeds and crop protectants to increase yields. 
  • Developing packaging that helps preserve food quality and nutrition that result in less food waste.  

Energy

  • We are focused on second generation biofuels such as cellulosic ethanol from non-food feedstocks like corn stover and switch grass. In our Butamax™ partnership, we are working on biobutanol which has higher energy density and can be essentially a drop-in fuel for our existing transportation fuel infrastructure.
  • For hybrid and electric vehicles, introducing the first battery separator that boosts performance and safety so vehicles travel farther on a single charge. 

Protection

  • Developing new capabilities for DuPont™ Kevlar® and  DuPont™ Nomex® to help protect law enforcement, firefighters and the military.
  • Collaborating on next-generation refrigerants that significantly lower global warming potential.

Solving the World’s Challenges

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  • Sustainability Timeline and Key Milestones

    View our milestones in the development of innovative and sustainable products and services. Our sustainability timeline goes back to 1811, and we are now in the era of sustainable growth.