DuPont Supports Marriage Equality

Contact: Tara Condon-Tullier


WILMINGTON, Del., March 25, 2013 – In anticipation of a marriage equality bill, which is expected to be introduced in the Delaware legislature this year, DuPont announced its support for marriage equality.  A leader in corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees as recognized by the Human Rights Campaign, DuPont believes this action demonstrates its core value of respect for people and its commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

“DuPont is passionate about equality, and I am proud of our company and our employees’ unwavering commitment to our core value of respect for people,” said Benito Cachinero-Sánchez, senior vice president, DuPont Human Resources.  “Support for marriage equality is an affirmation of these fundamental beliefs and an opportunity for our actions to speak louder than our words.

“At DuPont, every employee is responsible for ensuring a respectful workplace in which people are treated fairly and consistently, and we embrace the value and differences of each individual,” Cachinero-Sánchez added.  “Our support of marriage equality shows our employees and the community that our commitment to respect for people and equality extends beyond our walls.  Our inclusiveness is what allows us to develop and grow as individuals and as a company, and it reinforces our position as a leading employer.  We firmly believe our commitment to diversity and respect attracts talented individuals with like values, and that creates a more innovative culture, enabling us to produce more and better solutions for the challenges facing our world.” 

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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