DuPont joins Operation Clean Sweep® Blue

Press Release | September 30, 2021
Press Release
DuPont Joins Operation Clean Sweep® Blue

Company strengthens commitment to preventing plastic from entering the environment 

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 30, 2021 – Consistent with its core values, DuPont (NYSE:DD) today announced it is strengthening its sustainability efforts toward zero discharge of plastics into marine and freshwater environments by joining Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) blue.

OCS® blue is administered by the American Chemistry Council and the Plastics Industry Association. The program represents an enhanced and voluntary commitment to resin waste reduction efforts that go beyond Operation Clean Sweep, which DuPont joined in 2016.

DuPont has begun the registration process for all global sites where resin handling occurs. Each site has an OCS® blue champion responsible for training, implementing procedures, auditing, and annual reporting. While OCS® blue requirements apply to registered facilities that are actively engaged in resin handling, DuPont is also supporting efforts to educate transportation partners and encourage their participation. The company also will share best practices and report annually the number and volume of incidents of any unrecovered release of plastics that are greater than 0.5 kg per incident in alignment with new global reporting criteria.

“At DuPont, we are committed to a set of bold sustainability goals that are good for our communities and for our planet,” said Alexa Dembek, Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer, DuPont. “Joining Operation Clean Sweep® blue underscores our commitment to best practices in facilities management and operation, including responsible resin handling and pellet containment processes.”

DuPont plastics are essential innovations for humans to thrive and can be sustainable solutions for improving life. The company’s plastics are used in medical applications such as epinephrine pens and COVID-19 test kits to enhance safety, to produce personal protective equipment (PPE), and to enable lightweighting, which improves the fuel efficiency of vehicles. 

To learn out more about OCS® blue, visit


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