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Goal:

Align 100% of our innovation portfolio to meaningfully advance the UN SDGs and create value for our customers

 
 
 

Roadmap to 2030

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

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Prioritize SDG challenge areas in early stage marketing and innovation processes

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Integrate sustainability criteria into M&A and investment decisions

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Enact partnerships for scalable impact to advance SDGs

Aligning our science and innovation to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals helps us to 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 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where we believe our science and innovation capabilities can make a significant contribution to address important and valuable societal challenges and create value.

 

DuPont SDGs
 
 
 

 

At DuPont we are helping to advance the SDGs by working on innovations like: 

 

  • Our DuPont™ Danisco® Nurica™ enzyme and our POWERFresh® anti-staling enzymes and HOLDBAC® protective cultures to help meet the goals of eliminating hunger and promoting wellbeing (SDGs 2 and 3).
  • Our Water Solutions portfolio to advance water security and water quality worldwide (SDG 6).
  • Our investments in the AHEAD™ automotive electrification program to transform the automobile industry, increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions (SDG 7 and 13).
  • Our work in 5G High Speed Connectivity to enable more connected, sustainable communities (SDG 11).
  • Our healthcare innovations — which enable advances in biopharmaceuticals, wound care, sterile medical packaging, drug delivery, device fabrication, and other areas — will improve health outcomes for millions of people worldwide (SDG 3).
  • And our efforts to identify beneficial uses for production byproducts and to expand our Tyvek® recycling program to help to bring about more responsible consumption and production on a global scale (SDG 12).
DuPont advancing the SDGs

The vehicle of the future will be electric, autonomous and shared.

Our investments in the AHEAD™ automotive electrification program to transform the automobile industry, increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions (SDGs 11 and 13).

Learn more about how the AHEAD™ initiative advances lightweighting, thermal safety and management, durability, comfort and connectivity in the automotive and transportation industries. 

AHEAD™ automotive electrification

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.

 

We’ve relaunched our entire network of Innovation Centers for the new DuPont, and expanded several Centers:

  • Opened a new Global Innovation Center in Wilmington, DE, USA
  • Expanded and reopened our Shanghai Innovation Center in China
  • Renovated Innovation Centers in Japan, Taiwan, Russia and Turkey
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solving important societal challenges

To catalyze progress on key industry and societal challenges, we’ve initiated several new innovation programs focused on specific areas. We’re focusing on areas of emerging science where we can leverage multiple DuPont technologies to enable rapid progress. 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.

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. 

 
 
 
More Goals
Enabling a Circular Economy

Integrate circular economy principles into our business models considering lifecycle impacts in the markets we serve.

Enabling a Circular Economy
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Innovating Safer By Design

Design 100% of our products and processes using sustainability criteria including the principles of green chemistry.

Innovating Safer By Design
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Acting on Climate

Reduce greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions 30%, including sourcing 60% of electricity from renewable energy by 2030, and deliver carbon neutral operations by 2050.

Acting on Climate
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Leading Water Stewardship

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.

Leading Water Stewardship
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Accelerating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Become one of the world’s most inclusive companies, with diversity well ahead of industry benchmarks.

Accelerating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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Cultivating Well-Being and Fulfillment

Create a workplace where employees report high levels of well-being and fulfillment.

Cultivating Well-Being and Fulfillment
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Building Thriving Communities

Improve over 100 million lives through targeted social impact programs.

Building Thriving Communities
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