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. DuPont employees from our Shenzhen location created and delivered an engaging and educational “Sorting Garbage Starts with Me” session for more than 100 students. The session had one simple but important objective: to teach the students that not all trash is the same. Students learned about different types of waste, such as recyclable waste, harmful waste, and kitchen waste. At the end of the program, each student received a Tyvek® recycling bag to use at home.
The 50 top leaders at DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences have identified seven central goals and two focus areas within the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In autumn, the company will host a workshop presenting tools for others with the same ambitions.
Expectant mothers can wake up to a wellness report of their unborn child and be notified if fetal heartbeat and movement are within acceptable ranges with the new Owlet Band, winner of two CES awards in the categories of Wearable Technology and Tech to Change the World. Specialized sensors housed in a fabric band that sits around the mother's abdomen track fetal heart rate and kick count, sending real-time data to a smartphone.
The agreement, supported by an initial investment of more than one million euros mainly made by DuPont, exemplifies the concept of circular economy and will lead to significant reductions in energy, water and transport consumption for both companies.