Supporting our communities with COVID-19 relief
Across DuPont, business and functional teams banded together to answer the call to support local communities as they managed COVID-19 impacts. That included rallying to do new things, like producing, packaging and donating about 45,000 liters of hand sanitizer in DuPont communities across Canada, Germany, and the US, and leveraging existing partnerships, as we did in Latin America to donate 500 computers to help low-income students attend school remotely.
As a leading producer of PPE, DuPont also donated our own product to local hospitals in our global communities during the height of the PPE shortage in 2020. In addition to over 148,000 Tyvek® protective coveralls, our Water & Protection business donated to frontline and essential workers around the world, our Electronics & Industrial and Mobility & Materials businesses used DuPont’s 3D printers and our current inventory of Zytel® 3D1000 nylon filaments to produce 3,540 headband bases and 915 reusable face shields to healthcare workers at hospitals near our Wilmington, Del., headquarters. After the project proved successful, this manufacturing and distribution method was duplicated at other DuPont sites to meet local needs in both Michigan and California in the United States.
In November 2020, seven employees from our ICS Dongguan, China site made a three-hour car trip to a primary school in Xinfeng County, a low-income region in a remote mountain area of Central-West China, to make a positive impact on the community.
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