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Footprint Goals


Our 2015 environmental footprint goals identify opportunities where we can reduce our operational impacts, including decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption, and energy usage.

Here is how we performed in 2012:

Goal: Since 1990, DuPont has reduced global greenhouse gas emissions measured as carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalents by 72 percent. Further reduce at least 15 percent from a base year of 2004.
Progress: Reduced 25 percent from 2004 baseline.

Goal: Reduce water consumption by at least 30 percent at global sites that are located where the renewable freshwater supply is either scarce or stressed, as determined by the United Nations analysis of river basins globally. For all other sites, we will hold water consumption flat on an absolute basis through the year 2015, offsetting any increased demand from production volume growth through conservation, reuse and recycle practices.
Progress: Reduced water consumption in water scarce and stressed areas by 21 percent and absolute water consumption at all DuPont sites by 12 percent since the baseline.

Goal: 100 percent of the off-site fleet of cars and light trucks will represent the leading technologies for fuel efficiency and fossil fuel alternatives.
Progress: Increased to 91 percent of U.S. vehicles are using leading technology.

Goal: Since 1990, DuPont has reduced global air carcinogen emissions by 92 percent. Further reduce by at least 50 percent from a base year of 2004.
Progress: Reduced 65 percent since 2004.

Goal: 100 percent of our global manufacturing sites will complete an independent third-party verification of the effectiveness of their environmental management goals and systems.
Progress: 100 percent of sites are ISO 14001 certified.


DuPont 2020 Energy Goal

Our Energy Goal is designed to continue our long-standing energy efficiency program, which has delivered a 6 percent reduction in total energy use and $6 billion in energy expenditures from 1990 to the present. To continue our commitment to energy efficiency, in 2011 we started reporting against a new Energy Goal.

Goal: Reduce non-renewable energy use by 10 percent per price adjusted dollar revenue by 2020 compared to a baseline of 2010. We have set a milestone of 3 percent reduction by 2015.

Progress: Reduced 1.2 percent since baseline.