DuPont and Sustainability

Our company has evolved many times in 200 years but the one constant has been deploying our science and innovation to empower the world with innovations to thrive.


Our long-standing actions embedding sustainability in all we do has impact globally as well as in the local communities we call home. Our roots include being a founding member in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), an early adopter of both the UN Global Compact and the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care® management system, and years of engaging industries, customers, national governments, international bodies and others to advocate for action on climate change and other sustainability issues. 

How we make an impact

The most significant impact we can have as an innovation leader is drawn from our experience and ability to deploy scientific solutions that catalyze a more sustainable world. From safer, more efficient building materials, to innovations for electric and autonomous vehicles, and new technologies that enable life-giving medical care and access to clean water, our businesses work with customers and industry leaders to help people thrive in a safer, healthier and more sustainable world.

To support our sustainability journey, we are using the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as a guiding set of principles to understand what the world needs action on, now. Within the 17 SDGs, we have identified seven with the strongest alignment to our science and the markets we serve, and where we are confident we can impact largescale change. Even as our business and product portfolio evolve, these global goals will continue to be used as a source of worldwide consensus on sustainability priorities for our scientists and engineers to work toward innovative solutions.


Our 2030 goals

After interviewing customers, investors, suppliers, NGOs and internal stakeholders representing each of our businesses, we created nine sustainability goals that drive action on the most salient sustainability issues for our company. We are using these goals to improve our innovation processes, our operations, and the communities within and around DuPont.


Learn more about the rationales behind these nine goals.

We invite you to read our 2020 Sustainability Report to learn how we work to advance sustainability—engaging with suppliers, improving our operations, and enabling better sustainability outcomes for our customers and communities.


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