Baseline: 5,380,000 MTCO2e of GHG emissions| 2.9% renewable electricity use

30%
Goal:

Reduce greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions 30% including sourcing 60% of electricity from renewable energy, and deliver carbon neutral operations by 2050 or sooner

 
 
 

Roadmap to 2030

To begin working on our ten-year ambition, we will first:

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Reduce our overall energy use by investing in Bold Energy Plan projects

02

Source low-carbon power, heating and cooling by deploying a global renewable energy strategy

03

Create low-carbon industrial processes

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Advocate for sound climate policy that fosters low-carbon innovation

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The primary mechanism for reducing our energy use is the Bold Energy Plan.

 

The Bold Energy Plan is 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 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent 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.

 
 
 
Improving our climate impacts
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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. 

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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%. 

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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.

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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.

 
 
 
Energy and Emissions - 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Align 100% of our innovation portfolio to meaningfully advance the UN SDGs and create value for our customers

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Enabling a Circular Economy

Integrate circular economy principles into our business models considering lifecycle impacts in the markets we serve.

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Innovating Safer By Design

Design 100% of our products and processes using sustainability criteria including the principles of green chemistry.

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Acting on Climate

Reduce greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions 30%, including sourcing 60% of electricity from renewable energy by 2030, and deliver carbon neutral operations by 2050.

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Accelerating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Become one of the world’s most inclusive companies, with diversity well ahead of industry benchmarks.

Accelerating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Cultivating Well-Being and Fulfillment

Create a workplace where employees report high levels of well-being and fulfillment.

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Building Thriving Communities

Improve over 100 million lives through targeted social impact programs.

Building Thriving Communities
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