US chemicals firm DuPont has announced its 2030 sustainability goals, committing to reducing its emissions by 30%. The company revealed it is aiming to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30%, including sourcing 60% of electricity from renewable energy.
The company highlighted nine key priorities in its sustainability plan, including designing 100% of its products and processes using sustainability criteria, including ‘the principles of green chemistry’, and implementing water strategies across all its facilities at DuPont sites, prioritising manufacturing plants and communities in ‘high-risk watershed’, and enabling millions of people to access clean water.
DuPont’s goals are based on an assessment of the firm’s capabilities coupled with feedback from customers and stakeholders. They are also partly inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Marc Doyle, DuPont CEO, said: “DuPont’s 2030 goals set forth our priorities and align to the sustainability challenges that offer the greatest opportunity to deliver business value, increase resiliency across our value chains and enable people and societies to thrive.
“We’re focused on innovating solutions while protecting and empowering our people and the planet; and we pledge to work tirelessly over the course of the next decade to make meaningful progress against our nine goals.”
“Science drives the innovation that lies at the heart of our purpose, and now more than ever we’re directing that innovation toward technologies and solutions that can help us build a safer, healthier and more sustainable future for all,” said Alexa Dembek, chief technology and sustainability officer for DuPont.
“Sustainability is one of the key drivers that highlights both megatrends in the market and significant innovation opportunities that are well aligned with our core business strategies.
“Today we put in place a set of goals with specific commitments to steer DuPont forward for the next decade so we can deliver on our ambitions as a global science and innovation leader. We look forward to collaborating across all boundaries to achieve these ambitions.”