After reviewing the 2019 IMPACT Survey results, we found that 74% of those surveyed believe DuPont provides adequate resources to support employee health and well-being. Although that’s a positive result, we’re determined to do even more to support our employees’ well-being, starting with understanding how we should prioritize our further improvements.
In 2020, we’re adding new mental and financial well-being resources to our online wellness platform for DuPont employees, and a new range of incentives for employees, starting with those at our U.S. locations, who take action to improve their health and well-being. For example, there will be opportunities to earn a free activity tracking device, a medical premium credit, gift cards, merchandise, or a donation to a charity of their choice.
DuPont remains committed to medical privacy and security. We have rigorous systems and checks in place and use up-to-date medical recordkeeping technology, methodologies, and governance so that our employees’ medical records stay confidential and secure. At the same time, we’re working to make it easy for employees to meaningfully interact with their own health information, because that’s one of the best ways to make informed decisions about our healthcare and behaviors, every single day.
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.