DuPont Recognized for Climate Change Leadership

Contact: Tara Stewart


DuPont Featured on the Global 500 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 12, 2012 – DuPont was named today to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Global 500 Leadership Index, which comprises 51 companies from the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (Global 500).  Companies are selected based on analysis of their performance across sustainability metrics focused on greenhouse gas emissions, emissions reduction targets and the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.

CDP’s Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index highlights the constituent companies within the Global 500 which have displayed a strong approach to transparency of information regarding climate change.  Companies are scored based on their climate change disclosure, with high scores indicating strong internal data management and understanding of material climate change-related issues.  DuPont received an index score of 94.

“DuPont is focused on addressing the global challenges of climate change.  We issued our first report in 1992, and report annually on our progress in reducing our own greenhouse gas emissions.  Since then, we have expanded our focus to include bringing innovative solutions to the marketplace that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the entire value chain,” said Linda J. Fisher, vice president and chief sustainability officer for DuPont.  “Innovations such as our next-generation refrigerants, advanced materials for solar panels and renewable polymers used in the light weighting of cars will measurably reduce the greenhouse gas of our customers and their consumers.  We are pleased to be named to the index.  This recognition gives our employees a sense of pride and our investors a sense of confidence that DuPont is continuing its leadership in the sustainability space.”

The index, compiled by Pricewaterhouse Coopers on behalf of CDP, provides an evaluation tool for institutional investors and other stakeholders.

Paul Simpson, chief executive officer of CDP, said: “Companies that make the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index have demonstrated strong internal data management practices for the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use.  They also are giving clear consideration to the business issues related to climate change and their exposure to climate-related risks and opportunities. This is vital to realizing greater efficiencies, protecting the business from risk and capitalizing on opportunities.”

The Global 500 report including names of companies featured in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index can be found at  To see DuPont’s full CDP report for 2011 you can go to our website at

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information.  CDP harnesses the power of market forces, including 655 institutional investors with assets of US$78 trillion, to collect information from companies on their greenhouse gas emissions and assessment of climate change and water risk and opportunity.  CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change and water data and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions.  Please visit to find out more.

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

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