DuPont is committed to applying its science to help address important global challenges such as providing food for a growing population, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and protecting people, assets and the environment.
Wilmington, DE (Vocus) March 3, 2010
DuPont was named among the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. DuPont scored first among the 1,000 companies evaluated in corporate governance, fifth in human rights and No. 27 in climate change.
The 11th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is based on more than 360 data points of publicly available information in seven categories including: governance, environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations and financial performance. Companies are selected from among the large-cap Russell 1,000 companies. DuPont is on the list for the first time at No. 92.
“Company stakeholders from investors to customers to employees to regulators watch the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list closely, and are using it now more than ever to make important decisions,” said Corporate Responsibility Magazine Publisher Jay Whitehead. “That is why we are seeing leading companies focusing in greater numbers on their public reporting and performance.”
“DuPont is committed to applying its science to help address important global challenges such as providing food for a growing population, reducing dependence on fossil fuels and protecting people, assets and the environment,” said DuPont Chief Sustainability Officer Linda J. Fisher. “Additionally, the principles of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens are aligned with our company core values of respect for people, high ethical standards, safety and health, and environmental stewardship. We appreciate this recognition of our efforts to-date and pledge to continue to perform in-line with public expectations.”
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.
DuPont 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 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.
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