UN Sustainable Development Goals

Pope Francis made a historic visit to the United States recently to bring to the “immigrant nation” the message of his encyclical, “On Care for Our Common Home.” In a sweeping address to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly Pope Francis presented himself as a champion of the poor and dispossessed, urging world leaders to adopt concrete solutions to combat war, widespread poverty, climate change and economic instability.

DuPont, along with over 90 other companies, issued a statement of support for Pope Francis’ call to action on climate change, highlighting the business case for addressing this important global challenge. You can view the statement here: http://www.wbcsd.org/the-case-for-business-action-on-climate-change.aspx

At DuPont, our purpose is to solve the world’s biggest challenges through science and engineering. We are doing so through our efforts to create food security and energy for all, while we assure a safe and secure society and environment for our future.

UN Sustainable Dev Goals Icons-FINALWe know that we cannot solve these major challenges alone, and that collaboration across our value chains, and with governments and other stakeholders will be critical. That is why DuPont also supports the new UN Sustainability Goals, signed and adopted on September 25. These 17 goals are aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all between now and 2030.

To learn more about the private sector’s contributions to progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including examples of DuPont activities visit:  http://www.businessfor2030.org/business-sdgs

And for more information on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, please visit the UN website here:http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

For more on DuPont’s Sustainability efforts, visit our website here and join the conversation by following us on Twitter @dupont_ability.

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