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DuPont achieves sustainability goals 3 years ahead of schedule

With the release of its new Sustainability Report yesterday, DuPont today announced it has achieved most of its 2015 sustainability goals three years ahead of schedule and has made substantial progress toward the rest.

“At DuPont, sustainability is a business growth strategy that has been a driving force at our company for decades,” said Linda J. Fisher, vice president and chief sustainability officer. “This report illustrates the progress we have made against our voluntary commitments and the continued integration of sustainability into all our operations.”

The company’s 2015 market-facing goals, set in 2006, focussed on the shared value DuPont products bring to customers. As of last year, the company has generated over $6.7 billion in revenue from products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“We also have invested nearly $4 billion in research and development programmes to develop products with direct, quantifiable environmental benefits for our customers,” Fisher added. “The simultaneous success of our market-facing and footprint goals is the business case for sustainability.”

Since 2004, DuPont has reduced the company’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25% compared to the goal of 15%; lowered global water usage by 12%; earned $2 billion in revenue from products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and $11.8 billion in revenue from products based on non-depletable resources.

DuPont announced a new set of goals in 2012 to focus the company’s work on food security between now and 2020. This is the first year DuPont is reporting progress on these goals. “Our scientists are developing new ways to produce nutritious and affordable food in ways that are more sustainable for our environment and natural resources,” Fisher adds. “We’re investing more than $3 million each day on research and development to this end. More importantly, we included a food security goal committing us to expand our engagement with young people around the world to build knowledge and enthusiasm for growing food and feeding the planet in a sustainable way.”

To read the entire 2013 Sustainability Report: www.dupont.com/corporate-functions/our-approach/sustainability/performance-reporting/sustainability-reports.html

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Expo 2020 – Day of the Vote

Today marks the day of the vote for World Expo 2020, and all fingers in the UAE are crossed to win the bid.
The first expo, The Great Exhibition, was held in London in 1851, to strengthen its connections, celebrate its cultural diversity and marvel at its technological wonders.
World Expos are now an ideal meeting point for the global communities to share innovations and make progress on issues of international importance such as the global economy, sustainable development and improved quality of life for the world’s population.

The expos are held every five years, attracting millions of visitors to visit pavilions, exhibitions and cultural events staged by hundreds of participants including nations, international organisations and businesses.

Dubai’s bid for Expo 2020

“Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”

If Dubai wins the bid, it will be the first city to host the expo in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region. Dubai Expo 2020 will be a platform for connectivity to help pioneer new partnerships for growth and sustainability for the future.
The site for World Expo 2020 Dubai will be Dubai Trade Centre – Jebel Ali: a 438 hectare site located next to the new Al Maktoum International Airport.
Dubai has a long history of being a trade hub and pioneering new ideas. It would provide a unique platform for the global community to come together and explore creative solutions to the three subthemes which have been identified as key drivers of global development:
Sustainability - lasting sources of energy and water
Mobility - smart systems of logistics and transportation
Opportunity - new paths to economic development

The focus will be on exploring their interdependencies and identifying potential partnerships, ultimately resulting in a legacy of innovation.

 

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