Reducing Energy While Business Grows

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuels is a global corporate driver, but changes to business structure with reorganization and corporate acquisitions can make achieving goals more challenging. In 2008, DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise (DCSE) established a team of energy leaders to find new approaches to reduce energy. In 2009, 54 energy reduction programs were completed, delivering reoccurring savings of 6.2%, worth $6.5 million per year.

In 2010, DuPont reorganized and DCSE became DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts (DC&F), taking on eight new sites across three continents and producing more than 100 products. Even with the new sites, that year 80 reduction programs were completed, delivering reoccurring savings of $8.5 million per year. In 2011, an additional 60 programs were completed, delivering additional reoccurring savings of $8 million.

Meet the leadership behind this innovation. Left to Right: Bill Bailey, Chuck Haller, Mark Casey, Richard Libutti, Craig Heinrich.

Externally, the DC&F Energy Initiative has been recognized with a total of eight Responsible Care Awards for programs implemented in 2009, 2010 and 2011 by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). And in 2011, DC&F was invited to review the energy initiative, including accomplishments, lessons learned, and success factors, at the Industrial Energy Technology Conference (IETC), in New Orleans.