Baseline:

TRIR – 0.311 (151 recordable cases | 97,037,897.5 exposure hours)

DAWC rate - 0.045 (22 total days away from work cases | 97,037,897.5 exposure hours)

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Goal:

Further our commitment to zero injuries, occupational illnesses, and incidents

 
 
 
 
 
 

Roadmap to 2030

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

01

Advance our EHS culture by focusing on leading causes of injuries, changing mindsets and behaviors, and reducing exposure to high risk activities

02

Deploy ISO 14001 and Responsible Care™ 14001 management systems across global manufacturing plants

03

Improve our systems and execution on alarm management process control, human factors, and effective operating procedures to reduce Tier 1 and 2 incidents

 
 
 

Our commitment to health and safety

At DuPont, we re-commit ourselves to our core value of health and safety every single day. This commitment is embodied in our company culture, our stakeholder engagement, and in the innovations we produce for the world. Above all else, we’re supporting the health and safety of our employees and contractors around the world – and we’re listening to our employees to understand how we can further enhance well-being in our workplaces and beyond.

 
 
 
 
 
 

In healthcare, for example, our unique portfolio of pharmaceutical excipients offers increased efficiencies, improved formulations, and cost savings in the development of new medicines, ultimately helping patients live healthier and more comfortable lives.[1] For example, we’ve developed a new surfactant, FM1000, that could improve the stability of biological pharmaceuticals, more than doubling their shelf life[2]. Our non-irritating soft skin adhesives, when incorporated into wearable pharmaceuticals, could offer a more effective and reliable alternative to conventional vaccine and medicine delivery methods. And we’re making progress in the use of smart materials for wearable medical applications.

 

[1] https://www.pharma.dupont.com/pharmaceutical-brands.html

[2] https://www.biopharma-reporter.com/Article/2019/01/14/DuPont-excipient-to-triple-biologics-shelf-life

 
 
 
33%

of medical tablets sold globally have DuPont pharma excipients, the inactive ingredients used in pharmaceuticals

 
 
 
 
 
 
70%

of the thermal protection in a firefighter’s suit comes from inner components made of DuPont Nomex® fiber

 
 
 

Managing health and safety on our sites is of the utmost importance.

 

Our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Management Systems, which cover both employees and contractors, ensures that we continually prioritize our commitment to health and safety. Our EHS management system conforms with the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care Management System® and ISO 14001. The system provides us with a process to identify and evaluate hazards and risks associated with our product development and manufacturing processes, distribution, and other operations. We then establish goals and objectives to address any significant hazards and risks, taking the feedback and concerns of employees, contactors, communities, customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders into consideration.

 

Read more about our health and safety management at DuPont in our 2020 GRI Index.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Improving our data analysis for better safety outcomes

Creating an effective workplace safety strategy begins with accountability, root cause analysis and performance reviews. Senior leaders and EHS personnel in each DuPont business analyze our companywide EHS performance data on a weekly and monthly basis, via reports that cover all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) metrics. We update employees on our EHS performance at quarterly global town hall meetings.

In 2019, we launched the new EHS Performance Dashboard, which uses Power BI Technology to present the data from our monthly EHS reports dynamically, giving our EHS teams and corporate leaders a powerful new way to look at trends and to examine the main causes of injuries, illnesses and other EHS incidents at our facilities. The database makes it easy to isolate a specific date range and to view data for the whole company or an individual business or site. This will enable managers in our businesses, our sites, and at regional operations to create safety, health and/or industrial hygiene programs that are better informed and well-tailored to their unique operations and working environments. 

 
 
 

In 2019, 182 DuPont sites, about 73% of our sites, achieved zero injuries and/or illnesses. This is the best safety performance DuPont specialty products businesses have recorded throughout their collective history.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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