DuPont Recognized as No. 1 in Materials Sector
Wilmington, Del., October 10, 2011 – Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine recently unveiled its first-ever Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens rankings by industry category at the COMMIT!Forum in New York City. DuPont was ranked No. 1 in the materials sector. Companies were judged on performance in seven categories: environment, human rights, governance, financial, climate change, employee relations and philanthropy.
This is the first year that CR Magazine recognized companies by industry, applying the methodology from its 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. “Our 100 Best list honors transparency across all industry sectors,” said Dirk Olin, the magazine’s editor and publisher. “This segmentation bestows apples-to-apples recognition and reveals sector leaders.”
“DuPont is proud to be on top of the materials sector list in this inaugural ranking,” said Linda J. Fisher, vice president and chief sustainability officer. “Being rewarded for transparency is a vote of confidence, especially since the rankings are born out of assessments of our performance in seven categories vital to the sustainability of our business.”
Richard Crespin, executive director of the Corporate Responsibility Officer Association, commented, “The COMMIT!Forum brought together some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers that are shaping our world by transforming workforces, supply chains, infrastructures, education and energy policies. The Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens are role models for all of us.”
CR Magazine is America’s leading voice on corporate responsibility, providing case studies, analyzing best practices and tracking trends in the five primary segments of CR: energy and the environment, risk management, governance and compliance, employee relations and human rights. See “The 10 Best Corporate Citizens by Industry” full list: http://www.thecro.com/content/industrial-evolution.
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.