Initiatives & Partnerships

The global challenges of food, energy and protection are too big to be solved by one company or organization. We partner with organizations around the world, support global sustainability initiatives, and engage regularly with outside stakeholder groups, all with the purpose of finding sustainable solutions to some of our world’s greatest challenges.

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. Please see our position statement.

NGOs/Organizations

DuPont participates in many associations and organizations at the regional, national, and international level, including:

  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • World Economic Forum
  • World Environment Center
  • World Resources Institute
  • 4-H
  • Global Harvest Initiative
  • Forum for the Future
  • Product Sustainability Roundtable
  • CropLife America and CropLife International
  • Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International
  • Field to Market
  • 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.

Transparency

DuPont continues to engage with numerous frameworks dedicated to fostering corporate transparency around environmental and social issues. Each year, we submit our climate and water performance to the CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project), release a Global Reporting Initiative report and an annual Progress Report, which details progress against our sustainability goals, and engage directly with customers, investors and other stakeholders on our sustainability efforts. Those reports can be found here.

Nanotechnology

DuPont and Environmental Defense collaborated to develop the Nano Risk Framework for the responsible development, production, use and disposal of nano-scale materials. This framework defines 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 exhibit great promise for new applications in materials, energy, medicine and other fields. The Framework has been widely cited as best practice for industry and valuable input for government policy. It continues to be downloaded globally. The Framework is available at: www.nanoriskframework.org.

DuPont Stakeholder Groups

DuPont Advisory Committee on Agricultural Innovation and Productivity

When the world’s population approached 7 billion in 2010, DuPont convened an Advisory Committee on Agricultural Innovation & Productivity to explore the issues affecting global food and nutrition security. The Committee includes experts in global agriculture development, science, policy and economics.

Community Advisory Panels

[Body Copy] 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.