DuPont recognized for environmental leadership

DuPont was named recently to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Global 500 Leadership Index, which comprises 51 companies from the FTSE Global Equity Index Series (Global 500).  Companies are selected based on analysis of their performance across sustainability metrics focused on greenhouse gas emissions, emissions reduction targets and the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.

CDP’s Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index highlights the constituent companies within the Global 500 which have displayed a strong approach to transparency of information regarding climate change.  Companies are scored based on their climate change disclosure, with high scores indicating strong internal data management and understanding of material climate change-related issues.  DuPont received an index score of 94.

The Global 500 report including names of companies featured in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index can be found at www.cdproject.net.  To see DuPont’s full CDP report for 2011. go to www.dupont.com/CDPreport.

In related news, DuPont has been named to the 2012 North America Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the most respected socially responsible investment indices on the market.

The DJSI measures the performance of the world’s publicly traded sustainability leaders.  Companies are selected based on a comprehensive assessment of long-term economic, environmental and social criteria that account for general as well as industry-specific sustainability trends.

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