DuPont: CSR & Sustainability News

E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, commonly referred to as DuPont, is an American chemical company that was founded in July 1802 as a gunpowder mill by Eleuthère Irénée du Pont. DuPont was the world’s third largest chemical company based on market capitalization and ninth based on revenue in 2009. Its stock price is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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P&G, DuPont Partner on Cellulosic Ethanol Production for Tide Detergent

P&G, in a joint announcement with DuPont, said cellulosic ethanol will be an ingredient in Tide Detergent, an announcement 10 years in the…
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Shell and BP Halt Opposition to Renewable Fuel Standard

The renewable fuel standard (RFS), legally requires that gasoline producers include a minimum percentage of ethanol in every gallon sold, an amount that…
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DuPont to Build World-Class Biofuel Refinery in Central Iowa

DuPont has broken ground on a $200 million biofuel refinery in Nevada, Iowa. The facility will be among the world’s first and largest…
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Your Couch May Be Giving You Cancer

A new peer reviewed study shows that most of the couches purchased in the U.S. between 1985 and 2010 contain toxic and carcinogenic…
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GMO Contamination? USDA Suggests Sticking Small Farmers With the Bill

The USDA suggests farmers could safeguard themselves against GMO contamination by purchasing insurance, letting biotech companies off the hook.
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Near Death of Proposition 37 Proves California’s Initiative Process Needs Reform

Whatever your opinion is on Proposition 37, the proposition which would require companies operating in California to provide labels if their foods contain…
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Why Cellulosic Ethanol Depends on a Renewable Fuel Standard

Adam Monroe, President of Novozymes North America calls the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) a linchpin policy.
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Alex Bogusky Brings a Fearless Knife to the Prop 37 Gunfight Against Monsanto

Alex Bogusky, the fearless adman turned activist, is now the sixth largest donor to the pro-Proposition 37 campaign.
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GMO Labeling: Does Proposition 37 Pit “Children” Against “Parents?”

A number of small organic food companies are at odds with their parent corporations when it comes to the question of organic food…
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The Trouble With GMO Labeling – What’s a Biotech Giant to Do?

If California's Proposition 37 becomes law in November, the law would require most foods that contain genetically modified ingredients to be labeled. Should…
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5 Metrics You Probably Won’t See in the 10-K (But Wish You Did)

5 types of metrics – Health, Wealth, Earth, Equality, & Trust – are frequently ignored in financial reports & by traditional stock analysts.…

Dupont Building Innovations Achieves Zero Landfill Status

Dupont Building Innovations, Dupont’s building unit, achieved zero landfill status, the company announced on January 11, 2012. The company managed to send nothing…
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Sustainability Culture Saves Billions for DuPont

Davide Vassallo is a global practices leader for DuPont’s Sustainable Solutions Group. As environmental stewards for a company that is the owner and…
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Water Efficiencies Rise to Top of Industrial Agenda

As awareness around peak water rises, business opportunities and partnerships continue to grow. GE Ecomagination developed a water treatment technology for DuPont that…
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Monsanto Will Create Own GMO Environmental Reports

In a bizarre move, the USDA will allow Monsanto to conduct its own impact studies on genetically engineered (GE) organisms.  Is this a…