DuPont Announces 2020 Sustainability Goals

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Centerpiece Innovation Goal to Embed Sustainability into DuPont Innovation Process

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Innovation and sustainability remain two of DuPont’s greatest strengths and represent significant growth opportunities for DuPont, while creating value for our customers, the marketplace and society.

DuPont today announced its 2020 Sustainability Goals as the next step in its more than 25-year commitment to sustainability. The centerpiece of the new DuPont 2020 Sustainability Goals is a company-wide commitment to embed sustainability into its innovation process and R&D pipeline.

The new 2020 goals further a progressive and comprehensive sustainability strategy at DuPont, which now also includes DuPont’s Food Security Goals, along with updated footprint goals addressing greenhouse gases, energy, water and waste that build on a longstanding focus to reduce the impacts of company operations.

“We are continuing on our sustainability journey at DuPont by challenging all new products in our innovation pipeline to contribute to a safer, healthier, more sustainable planet by 2020,” said Vice President, DuPont Safety, Health and Environment and Chief Sustainability Officer Linda J. Fisher. “Innovation and sustainability remain two of DuPont’s greatest strengths and represent significant growth opportunities for DuPont, while creating value for our customers, the marketplace and society,” Fisher added.

As part of the DuPont Sustainable Innovation Goal, DuPont will report annually through 2020 on the quantifiable benefits in safety, health and sustainability stemming from the company’s major innovations. Such benefits may include reduced or prevented carbon emissions, quantifiable ecosystem benefits, measurable improvements in water quality or conservation, or improvements in workers’ safety conditions.

“We are increasingly seeing customers who want to partner with DuPont to create more value for their consumers through sustainability,” noted Senior Vice President and Chief Science & Technology Officer Douglas Muzyka. “As we develop value propositions for our new products – from inception to delivery – sustainability benefits can create unique competitive advantages for DuPont and our customers while driving shareholder and societal benefits.”

For more information on DuPont’s new 2020 Sustainability Goals go to

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

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