Integrate circular economy principles into our business models considering lifecycle impacts in the markets we serve
Establish a Circularity Community of Practice with internal and external stakeholders to help us create profitable circular business models that minimize use of natural resources, waste and emissions
Participate in forums promoting the advancement of a circular economy in our value chains
Deliver business-led projects that enable circularity
Implement 4R (Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle) waste reduction programs at 100% of our sites
DuPont is acting now to enable a low carbon and circular economy. For example, we’re taking action to discover and commercialize new ways to turn unused materials into useful products or recycling them back into production for a truly circular process. Our portfolio already includes many technologies and processes developed specifically in order to reuse waste—one of the fundamentals of a circular economy. And we’re continuing to pursue new “beneficial waste” solutions in food, apparel, manufacturing, and many other areas.
DuPont’s Nutrition and Biosciences business have been working on new techniques to increase the shelf life of food staples like bread and cheese.
DuPont™ Zytel® RS helps reduce dependence on fossil fuels without sacrificing performance.
Sugar beets are a natural source of betaine—a useful moisture retention and protection ingredient in skin, hair, and color cosmetics products.
Read all of our circular economy stories in our Sustainability Story Hub.
Align 100% of our innovation portfolio to meaningfully advance the UN SDGs and create value for our customers
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.