In 2011, we invested nearly $2 billion on research and development. About 86 percent of this investment was targeted to solve challenges in food, energy and protection. Our U.S. patent filings were up compared to 2010, reaching 2,047 in 2011, and our U.S. patent grants totaled 910—a record year in the history of our company.
DuPont is collaborating with scientists, customers, local growers, governments, and universities around the world to enhance the quality and quantity of food. Our science based collaborations in agriculture, nutrition, food protection, packaging and biosciences are addressing the need for sustainable solutions to feed the world’s seven billion people.Our high-yielding seed varieties and sustainable crop protection solutions help make the most of every acre. Advanced DuPont food ingredients improve overall nutritional value by reducing fats, salts and sugars and provide weight management, digestive and bone health benefits. Food protection ingredients and advanced pathogen detection systems improve food quality, and our ingredients and innovative packaging materials reduce food waste by increasing shelf life.Note: NatGeo image used.
DuPont continues to evolve. Years ago DuPont was commonly known as the chemical company that invented nylon. Today, our largest segment contains a seed business and a crop protection business. What might surprise you is that our largest raw material is agricultural materials.
• FOUNDED IN THE YEAR “JULY ,1802” ,BY
“ELEUTHERE IRENEE DUPONT”.
• LOCATED AT WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, U.S.
• STARTED AS A GUN POWDER MILL .
• COMPANY TRADED AS :-
• DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE
• S&P 500 COMPONENT
OUR MISSION:Sustainable Growth: The creation of shareholder and societal
value while we reduce our environmental footprint along the value
chains in which we operate.
OUR VISION:To be the world's most dynamic science company, creating
sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for
OUR CORE VALUES:• Safety and Health
• Environmental Stewardship
• Highest Ethical Behavior
• Respect for People
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CHAIR OF THE BOARD & CHIEF
Ellen Kullman, 57, is chair of the board and chief
executive officer of DuPont. She is the 19th executive to
lead the company in more than 208 years of DuPont
Ellen became CEO on Jan.1, 2009, and chair of
the board on Dec. 31 that year. She was president from
Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2008. Prior to that, she served as
executive vice president and a member of the company's
office of the chief executive.
As CEO, Ellen has championed market-driven
science to drive innovation across the company’s
businesses. Under her leadership, decision making has
moved closer to customers around the world, resulting in
greater partnering, collaboration, and solutions attuned to
THE BOARD MAINTAINS FIVE COMMITTEES:1.AUDIT
(Members: Lamberto Andreotti, Richard. H. Brown, Robert A.
Brown, and Eleuthere I. du Pont)
(Members: Richard H. Brown, Bertrand P. Collomb, Curtis J.
Crawford and Lee M. Thomas)
(Members: Alexander M. Cutler, Marillyn A. Hewson, Lois D.
Juliber and Lee M. Thomas)
(Members: Bertrand P. Collomb, Curtis J. Crawford, Alexander M.
Cutler and Marillyn A. Hewson)
5.SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
(Members: Lamberto Andreotti, Robert A. Brown, Eleuthere I. du
Pont and Lois D. Juliber)
• Construction Materials
Building Envelope Systems
Carpet & Flooring Products
Safety Glass Interlayers
Stone & Tile Protection
Surface Design Materials
• Consulting Services and
1. Asset Productivity and
2. Environmental Consulting and
3. Workplace Safety and
• Industries you might be interested in:
2. Animal Health
4. Building & Construction
8. Food and Beverage
9. Government & Public Sector
10. Health Care & Medical
11. Industrial Biotech
13. Packaging & Printing
15. Safety & Protection
17. Water & Sewage Treatment
Aiming Our R&D Engine at Big Challenges
of R&D Spend
E.I. du Pont
First Powder Mill
Synthetic Textile Fibers
Automatic Clinical Analyzer
New England Nuclear Corporation
Preserving Open Land
“CSR” INITIATIVES:Environmental Goals of the 1990s
ƒReduce total discharges (excluding CO2) by 50% by year 2000 based on 1990
discharges to air, land and water.
ƒ Eliminate or render harmless all toxic emissions to the environment by 1995.
ƒReduce the energy intensity of our operations by 25% by year 2000 based on1990
energy intensity. Re-established in 1996 to reduce an additional 15% by 2005.
ƒImprove our manufacturing operations by establishing robust audit processes.
Reduce uncontrolled releases to the environment.
ƒEstablish community dialogue processes at all of our manufacturing sites.
In 2005, BusinessWeek magazine, in conjunction with the Climate Group, ranked DuPont
as the best-practice leader in cutting their carbon gas emissions. They pointed out that
DuPont reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 65% from the 1990 levels
while using 7% less energy and producing 30% more product. May 24, 2007 marked the
opening of the 2.1 million USD DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a
wildlife observatory and interpretive center on the Delaware Bay near Milford, Delaware.
DuPont contributed both financial and technological support to create the center, as part
of its "Clear into the Future" initiative to enhance the beauty and integrity of the Delaware
Estuary. The facility will be state-owned and operated by the Delaware Department of
Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)
DuPont is widely known for its sponsorship of 4 time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion
Jeff Gordon and his Hendrick Motorsports No. 24 Chevrolet SS. DuPont sponsored Gordon
since he began in Sprint Cup (then Winston Cup) in 1992. DuPont said this about their
Our sponsorship of Jeff Gordon helps keep DuPont brands and products in the public eye.
Branding is a key component of the DuPont knowledge intensity strategy for achieving
The partnership lasted 18 seasons before DuPont was replaced by AARP Drive to End
Hunger as the No. 24 team's primary sponsor. DuPont continued as associate sponsor with a
12-race deal, and the deal was extended to 14 races after DuPont sold its performance
coatings business, now known as Axalta Coating Systems, to Carlyle
DuPont has been awarded the National Medal of Technology four times: first in 1990, for
its invention of "high-performance man-made polymers such as nylon, neoprene
rubber, "Teflon" fluorocarbon resin, and a wide spectrum of new fibers, films, and
engineering plastics"; the second in 2002 "for policy and technology leadership in the
phaseout and replacement of chlorofluorocarbons". Additionally, DuPont scientist George
Levitt was honored with the medal in 1993 for the development of sulfonylurea
herbicides—environmentally friendly herbicides for every major food crop in the world. In
1996, DuPont scientist Stephanie Kwolek was recognized for the discovery and
development of Kevlar.
On the company's 200th anniversary in 2002, it was presented with the Honor Award by
the National Building Museum in recognition of DuPont's "products that directly influence
the construction and design process in the building industry."