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Sustainability

Our Sustainability Approach

Sustainability is at the core of what we do - from reducing our operational footprint and creating market-facing sustainable solutions, to addressing the global challenges of the future.

As the global population continues to grow, we face unprecedented challenges in sustainably addressing some of the world's toughest problems. Feeding the world, decreasing our dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting people and the environment are all critical issues that require long-term thinking and science-driven innovation. However, we recognize that we can't do this alone. Around the world, we are working with academia, governments, other companies and non-governmental organizations to deliver scientific innovations that lead to long-term, viable, sustainable solutions along our value chains.

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INFORMATION & IDEAS

  • Safety, Health and Environmental Philosophy

    DuPont Canada will adhere to the highest standards for the safe and sustainable operation of facilities and the protection of our environment, our employees, our contractors, our customers and the people of the communities in which we do business.

  • Awards and Recognition

    At DuPont we are proud of our sustained achievements as a company, and of recognition we have received for sustainability performance and disclosure.

  • DuPont 2015 Footprint Goals

  • Electronics & Communications

  • Revolutionary enzymes

    Producing textiles is energy- and material-intensive, and utilizes large volumes of water. Learn how a DuPont team opened a new market with revolutionary enzymes.

  • Recycling the market paradigms

    Learn how a DuPont team is recycling the market paradigms.

  • Let’s stay out of the landfill

    Learn how a DuPont team decided to stay out of the landfill in order to achieve zero landfill for several product lines within the DuPont Building Innovations business.

  • Changing how we fuel the world

    A DuPont team collaborated across multiple sites, functions and organizational structures to develop and scale up a novel, integrated technology package to produce ethanol from agricultural wastes such as corn stover and energy crops such as switchgrass. Learn how the cellulosic ethanol team is changing how we fuel the world

  • Collaboration Unlocks Answers

    With the need for housing for underprivileged families in Mexico, DuPont and its customer, Repshel, looked for a sustainable solution to provide healthier and safer spaces. See how DuPont collaborates to provide sustainable homes for underprivileged families in Mexico

  • Business needs sustainable raw materials

    DuPont Performance Polymers (DPP) consumes thousands of raw materials to make engineering resins for injection molding. View how a DuPont team in DPP learned how a business cannot be sustainable if the raw materials are not.

  • Reducing Dependence on Fossil Fuels

  • A Story of Innovation: Collaboration for Cellulosic Ethanol