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DuPont named among best corporate citizens

Recognised as Number One in materials sector by CR Magazine

| | Jan 5, 2012 | 8:26 am
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Recognised as Number One in materials sector by CR Magazine

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, and DuPont was ranked Number One in the materials sector. Announcing this, DuPont said that companies were judged on performance in seven categories: environment, human rights, governance, financial, climate change, employee relations and philanthropy, and added that this is the first year that had recognised companies by industry, applying the methodology from its 100 Best Corporate Citizens List.

Explaining the selection process, Dirk Olin, the magazine’s editor and publisher said: “Our 100 Best list honours transparency across all industry sectors. This segmentation bestows apples-to-apples recognition and reveals sector leaders.”

Richard Crespin, Executive Director of the Corporate Responsibility Officer Association, added: “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.”

Reacting to the company winning the award, Linda J Fisher, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, DuPont said: “DuPont is proud to be on top of the materials sector list in this inaugural ranking. 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.”

DuPont claimed that it was one of the first companies to publicly establish environmental goals more than 20 years ago, and has broadened its sustainability commitments beyond internal footprint reduction to include market-driven targets for both revenue and research and development investment. It pointed out that the goals are tied directly to business growth, specifically to the development of safer and environmentally improved new products for key global markets.

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