Reduce greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions 30% including sourcing 60% of electricity from renewable energy, and deliver carbon neutral operations by 2050 or sooner
Beginning the transition to low-carbon industrial processes for our insulation product lines
Lowering emissions in our manufacturing plants by improving operational practices and transitioning to low-carbon energy sources
Procuring 20% renewable electricity and entering into a partnership with Schneider Electric to increase our renewable energy procurement via VPPA partnerships
Continuously improving our overall energy efficiency by investing in 99 Bold Energy Plan projects
We are using our expertise and our industry presence to develop innovative low-carbon and energy-efficient solutions that help industries decarbonize, and advocate for market-based approaches to consistent, predictable policies and regulations that foster climate innovation and investment. We’re also actively pursuing opportunities to reduce GHG emissions along the value chains of a wide range of our processes and products.
For example, we’ve joined the CEO Climate Dialogue, a collaboration between large companies and NGOs working together to advance effective climate legislation in the US. And we’re part of the Alliance to Save Energy as well as other organizations that advocate for clean mobility and renewable fuel.
We continued our effort on energy efficiency projects through the Bold Energy Plan, a long-standing DuPont program that improves energy efficiency and reduces GHG emissions at our global facilities. In 2020, we completed 99 energy-saving projects with a savings potential of about 10,850 MTCO2e annually.
In partnership with Veolia, we converted the fuel for the on-site cogeneration facility from coal to natural gas, to produce steam and electricity more efficiently with fewer GHG emissions.
In 2020, our Washington Works production facility was awarded the prestigious Responsible Care™ Energy Efficiency award from the American Chemistry Council. The DuPont™ Delrin® manufacturing unit was one of the recipients of the “Exceptional Merit” award for optimizing their production schedule to idle during low demand.
Digital printing with Artistri® inks reduces the total carbon footprint of textile printing by 40% at scale, and reduces water consumption by over 60 percent.
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