Align 100% of our innovation portfolio to meaningfully advance the UN SDGs and create value for our customers
Prioritize SDG challenge areas in early stage marketing and innovation processes
Integrate sustainability criteria into M&A and investment decisions
Enact partnerships for scalable impact to advance SDGs
Aligning our science and innovation to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) helps us gauge what the biggest market drivers will be in the years to come and chart a clear path ahead for our businesses. We’ve identified seven of the 17 SDGs where we believe our science and innovation capabilities can make a significant contribution to address important and valuable societal challenges and create value.
At DuPont we are helping to advance the SDGs by working on innovations like:
At our 11 Innovation Centers around the world, DuPont scientists meet customers, partners, academic researchers and others to discuss ways our latest technologies can help solve their most pressing challenges. We’ve designed the centers to support co-creation and collaboration, making them true epicenters for innovators from DuPont and the world at large. We take these insights back to our research centers and use them to advance the process of scientific discovery and technological development innovation for new products, new applications, new business models and new manufacturing processes.
To catalyze progress on key industry and societal challenges, we’ve initiated several new innovation programs focused on specific areas. In healthcare, for example, scientists and innovators from across DuPont’s businesses have been working together to identify and move forward on potential solutions to some of the healthcare industry’s biggest and most pressing challenges.
We’re focusing on areas of emerging science where we can leverage multiple DuPont technologies to enable rapid progress. Through collaboration across DuPont’s businesses and beyond, we believe we can help the healthcare industry make biological pharmaceuticals that are safer and more affordable; develop drug delivery devices that will increase patients’ compliance and save healthcare costs; and introduce surgical and wearable devices that can prevent, diagnose and treat disease in ways that are not possible today.
Identifying new ways to leverage our technologies is only the first step. Ultimately, we want to convert market needs and our technology capabilities into commercially viable solutions. So, we continue to strengthen our processes that enable us to identify and prioritize our strategic innovation platforms, identify any gaps in our capabilities, and, if necessary, bring in third-party expertise to fill those gaps—by working with external collaborators and partners or by acquiring businesses with unique capabilities that make them a good fit to become part of DuPont.
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.