DuPont Statement on Sustainable Development

The Issue:

Sustainable development involves the ability of a community, country, region or world to maintain or improve the present generation's quality of life, while protecting the ability of future generations to enhance their quality of life. Sustainable development integrates social, economic and environmental needs to develop better solutions to today's problems while also providing good stewardship of the resources needed for the future. Recognizing that the Earth's resources are limited and that conservation and innovation are both necessary, many people and organizations with diverse views are coming together to work on issues of common interest.

DuPont Position:

DuPont’s mission is Sustainable Growth which we define as creating shareholder and societal value while reducing the environmental footprint in the value chains in which we operate.

Our vision is to be the world’s most dynamic science company, creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere.

DuPont is actively pursuing sustainable growth by:

  • Continuing to set footprint reductions goals to reduce our impact in areas like energy, greenhouse gas emissions, water use, and air carcinogens.
  • Setting market facing goals to drive the way that we are investing our R&D and growing our revenues.
  • Seeking to be a welcome neighbor of communities in which we operate as well as a welcome member of society. This requires meeting the public's expectations of economic competitiveness and social responsibility, including environmental protection.

Companies contribute to sustainable growth efforts by engaging in regular, open dialogue with all stakeholders about community and company issues and working together to solve problems.

Sustainable Growth efforts are essential to DuPont’s overall strategy. We believe that only those companies and industries that provide value to society in a way that is protective of the world's resources will be competitive in the 21st Century.