The index reflects the growing dynamic between companies and their customers to answer society’s call for sustainable solutions” said DuPont Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer Linda J. Fisher.
Wilmington, Del. (Vocus) November 23, 2010
In recognition of its leadership in sustainability, DuPont has been named to the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index.
“We have been on a journey to integrate sustainability into our business for two decades. Being named to this index helps educate investors about our ongoing environmental and social performance,” said DuPont Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer Linda J. Fisher. “The index reflects the growing dynamic between companies and their customers to answer society’s call for sustainable solutions,” added Fisher.
The NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index is comprised of 100 companies that have taken a leadership role in disclosing their carbon footprint, energy usage, water consumption, hazardous and non-hazardous waste, employee safety, work force diversity, management composition and community investing. The index serves as a benchmark for stocks of companies that are taking a leadership role in sustainability performance reporting and are traded on a major U.S. stock exchange. These are companies that are voluntarily disclosing their current environmental, social and governance risks as well as their revenue opportunities and how it will affect future performance.
"The expansion of the NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability Index helps maintain its position as the most relevant benchmark comprised of companies on the leading edge of self-reporting sustainability activities," said NASDAQ OMX Executive Vice President John Jacobs. "As the global ecological environment evolves, these companies have taken a leadership role in sustainability performance reporting.”
DuPont – one of the first companies to publicly establish environmental goals 20 years ago – has broadened its sustainability commitments beyond internal footprint reduction to include market-driven targets for both revenue and research and development investment. The goals are tied directly to business growth, specifically to the development of safer and environmentally improved new products for key global markets.
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DuPont (http://www.dupont.com) is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation. Learn more in our recent Sustainability and GRI reports (http://www2.dupont.com/Sustainability/en_US/)
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