DuPont Recognized on North America Dow Jones Sustainability
WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 13, 2012 - DuPont has been named
today to the 2012 North America Dow Jones Sustainability
Index (DJSI), one of the most respected socially
responsible investment indices on the market.
The DJSI measures the performance of the world's publicly
traded sustainability leaders. Companies are selected
based on a comprehensive assessment of long-term economic,
environmental and social criteria that account for general as
well as industry-specific sustainability trends.
"DuPont has been committed to sustainability for
decades, and we report our progress on a broad set of
economic, environmental and social indicators every
year. We are very pleased that the hard work of our
employees has been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability
Linda J. Fisher, vice president and chief sustainability
officer for DuPont. "We believe that integrating
sustainability into our business strategies and our operating
principles creates huge benefits for our communities,
employees, customers, shareholders and all of society.
We are committed to using our science and innovation to
provide solutions to some of the world's most pressing
problems in a safe and sustainable way."
The research for the Sustainability Index is conducted by
Sustainable Asset Management (SAM), a firm focused
exclusively on sustainable and responsible investing.
Each year, SAM invites the world's 2,500 largest companies
from 57 sectors to respond to surveys regarding their
sustainability performance. The resulting Corporate
Sustainability Assessment provides an in-depth analysis of
economic, environmental and social criteria, such as
corporate governance, water-related risks and stakeholder
relations, with a special focus on industry-specific risks
"The participation rate for this year's Corporate
Sustainability Assessment was 8.4 percent higher than last
year. We see this as a strong signal of the increasing
recognition that integrating sustainability into corporate
strategies is essential to the bottom line. The
companies that participate in our assessment really grasp the
financial materiality of incorporating sustainability into
their strategies," said Guido Giese, head of indices, SAM.
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DuPont - one of the first companies to publicly establish
environmental goals more than 20 years ago - has broadened
its sustainability commitments beyond internal footprint
reduction to include market-driven targets for both revenue
and research and development investment. The goals are
tied directly to business growth, specifically to the
development of safer and environmentally improved new
products for key global markets.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and
engineering to the global marketplace in the form of
innovative products, materials, and services since
1802. The company believes that by collaborating with
customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help
find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough
healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on
fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.
For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to
inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.
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