With the recent release of its new Sustainability Report, DuPont announced it has achieved most of its 2015 sustainability goals three years ahead of schedule and have made substantial progress toward the rest.
Included in the report are the goals set in 2012 to focus the company’s work on food security between now and 2020. “Our scientists are developing new ways to produce nutritious and affordable food in ways that are more sustainable for our environment and natural resources,” said Linda J. Fisher, vice president and chief sustainability officer. “We’re investing more than $3 million each day on research and development to this end. More importantly, we included a food security goal committing us to expand our engagement with young people around the world to build knowledge and enthusiasm for growing food and feeding the planet in a sustainable way.”
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The DuPont Food Goals were also mentioned in a presentation made by Ellen Kullman, DuPont chair and CEO, at the World Food Prize Symposium in October.