As of June 1, 2021, DuPont has achieved the following progress against our 2019 PFAS commitments:
- Phased out the use of long-chain PFAS in our current businesses.
- On track to replace Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) that contains PFAS at our sites with fluorine free foam by the end of 2021, except in limited locales where such AFFF that contains PFAS is legally required.
- Provided open-source access to technical guidance documents on how to use DuPont and other manufacturers’ resin technologies for PFAS remediation.
- Enabled access to DuPont’s proprietary product stewardship software to all interested parties such as Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, Beyond Benign, and Rutgers University. The Chemical Awareness Toolkit was formally launched in June 2020 and this software is now broadly accessible to those seeking to guide assessment of chemical alternatives in their operations.
- Donated $2 million in unrestricted grants to the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2020. We expect to make similar donations in 2021 and 2022 to support the NSF ERASE-PFAS program that funds science and technologies for the treatment and remediation of PFAS to improve and protect public and environmental health. For details see www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20090/nsf20090.jsp
- Partnered with local, state and federal agencies related to ongoing remediation at our production sites with PFAS in soil and/or groundwater.
- Worked with an accredited global provider of environmental, health and safety consulting services to review our handling of substances of current and emerging concerns to further improve our processes and protocols.
- Supported U.S. EPA’s PFAS Action Plan that calls for federal regulatory standards for PFAS and for EPA to conduct evaluations using its existing regulatory authority.