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104 Companies Join Bloomberg’s Inaugural Gender-Equality Index
104 Companies Join Bloomberg’s Inaugural Gender-Equality Index

1 year ago - Over 100 companies spanning 24 countries and 10 sectors have joined Bloomberg’s inaugural Gender-Equality Index (GEI), a reference index measuring gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings.

DuPont Industrial Biosciences And Wools Of New Zealand Announce Materials Collaboration
DuPont Industrial Biosciences And Wools Of New Zealand Announce Materials Collaboration

1 year ago - DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) is proud to announce a collaboration with Wools of New Zealand (WoNZ) to create a new platform of yarns for home textiles that will offer enduring performance characteristics with a more sustainable, eco-friendly profile.

DuPont, Corbion, and Synvina pilot furan-based polymers made from sugar but must confront PET’s dominance
DuPont, Corbion, and Synvina pilot furan-based polymers made from sugar but must confront PET’s dominance

1 year ago - To many consumers, the ubiquitous plastic beverage bottle is an environmental zero. It's made of nonrenewable fossil resources, holds a low-value product, is used only once, and often ends up in a landfill or, worse, as litter fouling our land and oceans. But plastic packaging remains a fact of life. Chemical and material companies, and their big-brand customers, hope to turn this zero into a hero by making plastic resins from renewable ingredients rather than petroleum.

Dow Leaders Honored on OUTstanding’s 2017 Leading LGBT+ and Ally Professionals List
Dow Leaders Honored on OUTstanding’s 2017 Leading LGBT+ and Ally Professionals List

1 year ago - As a highly-regarded global employer advocating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusion, The Dow Chemical Company, a subsidiary of DowDuPont, announced today that six leaders have been honored on the 2017 OUTstanding Leading LGBT+ Executives, Leading Ally Executives and Top LGBT+ Future Leaders lists, presented by the Financial Times. The annual rankings by OUTstanding, a professional network for LGBT+ executives and their allies, are selected following a nominee review process.

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DowDuPont, Novozymes Launch New Platforms to Drive Science-Based Solutions to SDGs
DowDuPont, Novozymes Launch New Platforms to Drive Science-Based Solutions to SDGs

1 year ago - DowDuPont Materials Science (Dow) and WE, a global development charity and youth empowerment movement, have rolled out the We Are Innovators campaign to challenge educators and students to harness chemistry and science to create solutions for pressing global issues.

CDP: Chemical Companies Must Do More to Meet Paris Agreement Goals
CDP: Chemical Companies Must Do More to Meet Paris Agreement Goals

1 year ago - Despite making progress on climate risks, the chemical industry is failing to meet the goals outlined by the Paris Agreement, says a new report by CDP.

DuPont Releases Sustainability Report, Cites Progress Toward 2020 Goals and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
DuPont Releases Sustainability Report, Cites Progress Toward 2020 Goals and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

1 year ago - DuPont has released its 2017 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress toward its 2020 Sustainability Goals and ongoing engagement in areas reflected in the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as food security, environmental stewardship, and diversity and inclusion.

Shareholders Increasingly Placing Pressure on Companies to Address Deforestation
Shareholders Increasingly Placing Pressure on Companies to Address Deforestation

1 year ago - Sustainability and climate risk are increasingly becoming important considerations for investors, a trend that is driving the world’s largest companies to commit to reducing their impact on global forests, says a new analysis of shareholder resolutions published by the Global Canopy Program.

DuPont Wins 2017 European Bio-Based Materials Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan
DuPont Wins 2017 European Bio-Based Materials Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan

1 year ago - DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) is the 

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New WWF Global Platform Seeks to Create Mainstream Market for Secondary Materials
New WWF Global Platform Seeks to Create Mainstream Market for Secondary Materials

2 years ago - Reliance on virgin raw materials to produce products has a significant, often detrimental, impact on both ecosystems and communities. A widespread shift towards a more circular model is essential to secure a more sustainable future, yet there exist systematic barriers to the acquisition and sourcing of high-quality, secondary materials.

SABIC and Dupont advance safety progress together
SABIC and Dupont advance safety progress together

2 years ago - SABIC has joined DuPont Sustainable Solutions to accelerate progress to improve environmental and health and safety performance. Ahmed Al-Shaikh, Executive Vice President, Corporate Manufacturing, SABIC, said: “SABIC’s [environmental and health safety] achievements in recent years have been impressive. And yet, there is a strong desire within the leadership team to reach the next level in Health and Safety culture maturity, as outlined in the SABIC 2025 strategy.”

Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit

2 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled the session schedule for the Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit, running May 22-25th at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The Activation Hub is the action-centered space within the conference program that allows attendees to collaborate on new tools, resources and ideas to accelerate sustainability-led innovation.

Fortune 500 Companies Urge Trump Administration to Keep Paris Commitments
Fortune 500 Companies Urge Trump Administration to Keep Paris Commitments

2 years ago - Thirteen Fortune 500 companies have come together to urge the White House to make good on its Paris Agreement climate change commitments. The Agreement has been ratified in 143 countries — including the United States — but the Trump administration could pull out before the G7 Summit in Italy in May. “Business leaders recognize the costly impacts of climate change and the opportunities for jobs and growth in a clean technology future,” said Bob Perciasepe, President of C2ES.

DuPont People Spotlight: Dawn Rittenhouse Recognized with Sustainability Leading Women Award
DuPont People Spotlight: Dawn Rittenhouse Recognized with Sustainability Leading Women Award

2 years ago - On March 8th, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced the first 10 recipients of the inaugural Leading Women Awards, developed to recognize outstanding female leaders within the WBCSD membership. The awards, which were announced on International Women’s Day, showcase the business leadership of women in WBCSD member companies who are working to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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DuPont™ Sorona® Recognized by World Textile Awards
DuPont™ Sorona® Recognized by World Textile Awards

2 years ago - DuPont Industrial Biosciences announces that its renewably sourced fiber, DuPont™ Sorona®, has been recognized as a runner-up for Fiber Producer of the Year by the World Textile Awards.  

Unilever, Google, Nestlé Join Forces to Transform Global Food Systems
Unilever, Google, Nestlé Join Forces to Transform Global Food Systems

2 years ago - Twenty-five leading global companies, including Google, Nestlé, Unilever, PepsiCo, DuPont and Kellogg’s announced during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland that they were joining together to launch FReSH, the Food Reform for Sustainability and Health program, under the leadership of the World Business Council for Sustainable

630 Companies, Investors Tell Trump: Continue Accelerating a Low-Carbon Economy
630 Companies, Investors Tell Trump: Continue Accelerating a Low-Carbon Economy

2 years ago - More than 530 companies and 100 investors – from iconic Fortune 500 firms to small family-owned businesses – are calling on the Trump administration and the new Congress to continue to support policies to accelerate a low-carbon future that will help curb climate change.

Organic Standards Board Cracking Down on Next-Generation GMOs
Organic Standards Board Cracking Down on Next-Generation GMOs

2 years ago - The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has voted unanimously to update U.S. organic standards to exclude ingredients derived from next-generation genetic engineering and gene editing.

Together for Sustainability Initiative launched in India for Chemical Industry
Together for Sustainability Initiative launched in India for Chemical Industry

2 years ago - Together for Sustainability (TfS), a joint initiative of leading global chemical companies, has been formally launched in India to encourage the Indian suppliers to adopt sustainability practices in their management and manufacturing systems. SB Corporate Members BASF, DuPont, and Eastman are members of the initiative.

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Sorona® Celebrates 5th Year of OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Certification
Sorona® Celebrates 5th Year of OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Certification

2 years ago - The OEKO-TEX® Association congratulates DuPont on the fifth year of OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification for DuPont™ Sorona®, the renewably sourced fiber used in apparel, home textiles, and residential, commercial, and automotive carpets.

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