Improve over 100 million lives through targeted social impact programs
Implement signature partnerships that can amplify our social impact
Establish regional advisory councils to support community impact grants and volunteerism locally
Implement a corporate grants management system and a global volunteer management system to quantify our collective impact and catalyze employee volunteerism
Wherever DuPont operates around the world, we want to enable people and communities to thrive.
In 2019, we worked with an external consultant to hold over 60 internal interviews with DuPont business presidents, functional directors, site managers, and regional and country leaders to help inform a new global Community Impact strategy for the company. We wanted to create a Community Impact strategy that aligns with the company’s purpose and strategic goals, that also provides shared value to both the company and the communities.
The result was a strategy that provides guidance for our community giving and initiatives, that is still flexible enough for our global sites to tailor to meet their specific community needs. Through our people, products, and partnerships, we focus on supporting and furthering Community Impact initiatives in three key areas of focus that are core to DuPont:
DuPont partners with Habitat for Humanity International to provide safe, affordable, and energy-efficient housing for people in need worldwide. Each year, hundreds of DuPont volunteers in many communities help to build new houses or rebuild and revitalize neighborhoods.
To help address basic needs of low-income and at-risk community members, in December 2019 DuPont employees collected winter clothing, blankets and other products and delivered them to people in need in communities through partnerships with local organizations.
DuPont employees in China partnered with a primary school in Dongzhou to give local students in China’s Shenzhen region a fun way to think about the environmental challenges the world faces – and the actions we can each take to make a difference for the planet.
Read all of our community impact stories in the Sustainability Story Hub.
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.
Implement holistic water strategies across all facilities, prioritizing manufacturing plants and communities in high-risk watersheds; and enable millions of people access to clean water through leadership in advancing water technology and enacting strategic partnerships.
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.