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Company Strives for Sustainability

February 18, 2003 [SolarAccess.com]DuPont Central Research and Development Vice President Uma Chowdhry delivered the topical lecture, “Sustainability and Integrated Science for the 21st Century,” at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting and science innovation exposition at the Colorado Convention Center. He explained how the company is transforming themselves to grow in a sustainable way in order to increase societal and shareholder value while decreasing the company’s environmental footprint. Dupont’s goals are: To derive 25 percent of revenues from non-depletable resources – up from 14 percent in 2002. To reduce global carbon-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions by 65 percent, using 1990 as a base year. The company has already surpassed this goal with a 68 percent reduction. To hold energy use flat using 1990 as a base year, and lastly, to source 10 percent of the company’s global energy use in the year 2010 from renewable resources.