DuPont Honored as WBENC Top Corporation for Women Business Enterprises

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This is the only national award honoring corporations for world-class supplier diversity programs that reduce barriers and drive growth for women-owned businesses.

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I’m proud that for the second year in a row, WBENC has chosen us to receive this prestigious award, recognizing our efforts to increase opportunities for WBEs and advance their growth through broad organizational engagement.

DuPont has been recognized by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as one of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs). This is the only national award honoring corporations for world-class supplier diversity programs that reduce barriers and drive growth for women-owned businesses.

The award, now in its 16th year, honors corporations that integrate policies and programs to enable growth and reduce barriers for women-owned businesses. DuPont is committed to increasing opportunities in domestic and international markets, fueling innovation and empowering communities through economic growth and job creation.

“Women-owned businesses have long been a key part of our supply chain, bringing significant and measurable value to DuPont,” said Shelley Stewart, Jr., chief procurement officer for DuPont. “These suppliers provide innovative, creative and unique offerings to our company, and ultimately our customers, every day. I’m proud that for the second year in a row, WBENC has chosen us to receive this prestigious award, recognizing our efforts to increase opportunities for WBEs and advance their growth through broad organizational engagement.”

DuPont will be honored at the WBENC Summit & Salute to Women's Business Enterprises held March 22-24 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Founded in 1997, WBENC is the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with over 12,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs. WBENC certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America's most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. Throughout the year, WBENC and its 14 Regional Partner Organizations provide opportunities for interactions between more than 650 member corporations, government agencies and thousands of certified WBEs at business building events and other forums. WBENC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks and accepts donations from corporations, foundations and individuals that support its mission and programs. For more information about the annual America’s Top Corporations for Women Business Enterprises, visit http://www.wbenc.org/americas-top-corporations-for-wbes.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.

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