Over the course of DuPont’s existence, we have proven repeatedly that the most valuable and enduring business outcomes are the ones that enable both society and the planet to thrive, together.
Our purpose — to empower the world with the essential innovations to thrive — evokes how we use our passion and proven expertise in science and innovation to create sustainable solutions for the complex challenges facing our world.
This website, along with the content in our 2021 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index PDF report and the case studies in our 2021 Sustainability Stories Hub, constitutes DuPont’s annual sustainability report. The content is organized around our nine 2030 Sustainability Goals to highlight areas of progress and management approaches.
We’ve prepared this report in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option. This report also adheres to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Resource Transformation - Chemicals (RT-CH) Standard. It covers activity in all DuPont-owned operations from Jan. 1, 2020 until Dec. 31, 2020, unless otherwise noted.
In addition to this online report, we published a PDF of our full GRI and SASB responses, which contains descriptions of our management approaches and, in some cases, expanded data sets. You can find that GRI/SASB Index, along with our external assurance letter, certificates of conformance, past reports, and our latest responses to the CDP Climate Change and CDP Water Security questionnaires, in our Sustainability Publications archive.
In 2018, we conducted a materiality assessment to determine the strategic sustainability priorities for the specialty products businesses.
We interviewed customers, investors, suppliers, NGOs, and internal stakeholders representing each of our businesses to find out which global megatrends they thought aligned to the “new” DuPont portfolio of diverse solutions. We also asked them questions about how we could positively contribute to industry challenges and create new opportunities for success. After evaluating their feedback to identify themes and commonalities, we cross-referenced that list with the key issues identified in materiality reviews conducted by our heritage, as well as topics covered in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the GRI framework, and SASB standards.