Reduce greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions 30% including sourcing 60% of electricity from renewable energy, and deliver carbon neutral operations by 2050 or sooner
Reduce our overall energy use by investing in Bold Energy Plan projects
Source low-carbon power, heating and cooling by deploying a global renewable energy strategy
Create low-carbon industrial processes
Advocate for sound climate policy that fosters low-carbon innovation
As a longstanding scientific leader, DuPont also has an important role to play in this global effort around technology innovation. We’re also actively pursuing opportunities to reduce GHG emissions along the value chains for a wide range of DuPont processes and products.
The primary mechanism for reducing our energy use is the Bold Energy Plan, a program we launched in 2008 to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at our global facilities. In 2019, we completed 66 energy savings projects with a savings potential of about 14,200 MTCO2e for the year. Our Procurement, Sustainability, Engineering and EHS teams are also currently working to develop a global renewable energy strategy that will make a significant impact on our operational footprint.
The DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (N&B) site in Grindsted, Denmark, has recently replaced all former coal-fired fuel sources with sustainably sourced wood chips1 and thereby reduced its CO2 emissions by more than 40,000 tons CO2e per year. As a result of the conversion, the site has also significantly increased its production of surplus heat that is delivered back into the local district heat network. This allows the site to aid in supplying local households with sustainably sourced heat, thereby helping to avoid additional CO2 emissions in that system as well.
At our Safety & Construction manufacturing plant in Spruance, Virginia, we worked with our customer, Veolia, to overhaul utility production equipment to be more energy efficient, including converting coal-driven boilers to natural gas so that coal is no longer used at the plant. Improvements at this one site are estimated to reduce DuPont’s overall GHG emissions by 2–3%.
In late 2015, our specialty products businesses began a multiphase project to reduce anhydrous ammonia in our N&B New Century, Kansas, manufacturing site. Although anhydrous ammonia is a highly efficient refrigerant with less global warming potential than synthetic refrigerant alternatives, in October 2019, New Century succeeded in reducing the handling of anhydrous ammonia by 90 percent, which will make a significant, positive impact on the environment as well as employee and community health and safety.
DuPont’s Asturias and Valencia sites in Spain purchase renewable energy that covers 100% of their electricity needs of those buildings. The electricity contract for these two sites includes Green Origin certificates for all on-site annual energy consumption.
The DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences site in Grindsted, Denmark, has recently replaced all former coal-fired fuel sources with sustainably sourced wood chips1 and thereby reduced its CO2 emissions by more than 40,000 tons CO2e per year.
Our SUPRO® MAX structured vegetable protein has a similar texture, taste and appearance to ground beef, it also has a carbon footprint that is up to 70 times smaller than protein from beef.
DuPont’s Cyrel® FAST flexographic platemaking system increases pressroom productivity while reducing costs and requiring 63% less energy than legacy systems, with 54% fewer GHG emissions.
To meet the international energy and environmental challenges, it’s essential that we find new ways to reduce energy consumption in buildings.
In spring 2019, DuPont began an innovation collaboration with housing start-up Module with the objective of bringing more affordable, sustainable housing to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Eight DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences employees decided that they wanted to do more to address climate change, so they started the Carbon Conversations employee forum.
Align 100% of our innovation portfolio to meaningfully advance the UN SDGs and create value for our customers
Integrate circular economy principles into our business models considering lifecycle impacts in the markets we serve.
Design 100% of our products and processes using sustainability criteria including the principles of green chemistry.
Reduce greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions 30%, including sourcing 60% of electricity from renewable energy by 2030, and deliver carbon neutral operations by 2050.
Become one of the world’s most inclusive companies, with diversity well ahead of industry benchmarks.
Create a workplace where employees report high levels of well-being and fulfillment.
Improve over 100 million lives through targeted social impact programs.