DuPont is a science 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, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel. The company operates globally and offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food, building and construction, electronics and communications, general industrial, and transportation. The company’s reportable segments are Agriculture & Nutrition, Electronics & Communications, Performance Chemicals, Performance Coatings, Performance Materials, Safety & Protection, and Pharmaceuticals. DuPont is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.
CEO: Ellen J. Kullman; Revenues: $33.72 (2010); Employees: 60,000 (2010).
Statements on Climate Change
"Environmental performance is part of an all-encompassing internal drive toward true sustainable growth. As a company, DuPont believes that action is warranted, not further debate. We also believe that the best approach is for business to lead, not wait for public outcry or government mandates. From our experience of the past twenty years, we know that integrating environmental considerations into our business strategies enhances our ability to achieve sustainable growth."
Climate Change Targets
- DuPont's former goal was to hold total energy use flat versus 1990 through 2010. yet it actually reduced global energy use by 19 percent below 1990 levels.
- DuPont now aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions at least 15 percent from a base year of 2004 by 2015.
- DuPont currently sources 6.5 percent of total energy consumption from renewable energy sources and has a corporate goal to source 10 percent of global energy use from renewable resources by 2010.
- DuPont has a set of market-facing goals. One is to grow its annual revenue by at least $2 billion from products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions for its customer or the final consumer, and another is to double revenues from products based on non-depletable resources.
Climate and Energy Strategies
Technology Solutions (C2ES's Climate Techbook Factsheets)
Relevant Links: DuPont Company Web Site, DuPont Sustainability Web Site, DuPont Footprint Goals Web Site, Dupont 2010 Sustainability Report, Dupont 2010 Global Reporting Initiative Report, Dupont Print Advertisement