In August of 2019, DuPont announced a corporate partnership with Habitat for Humanity International. The partnership enables DuPont to support Habitat for Humanity home building projects with donations of energy-efficient building products while also providing employees with meaningful volunteer opportunities.
“By leveraging our assets – including financial resources, skilled volunteers, materials, innovation and intellectual capital – we can meet community needs and help people to thrive” said Patrick McCrummen, DuPont Global Community Impact Leader.
"Everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to live," said Tim Lacey, DuPont Vice President and General Manager, Performance Building Solutions and Corian Design. "We're thrilled to continue this partnership, not only through the use of our products but more importantly through the use of our hands. Employees look forward to and seek community involvement which gives them great pride as they build homes, communities and hope for those who need a place to live”
Here in Wilmington, DuPont employees helped to start the New Castle County affiliate, which is celebrating its 35-year anniversary in 2021.
DuPont is taking a crucial role in shaping the future of STEM careers at a local level by getting students excited about science.
STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, is not only vital for our collective future, but there are millions more STEM jobs than there are workers with the skills needed to fill them.
“STEM plays a vital role in tackling the pressing needs of today, and tomorrow’s innovators will be the ones to drive critical solutions,” said Alexa Dembek, Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer.
DuPont worked with two nonprofit partners to organize Catalyzing Change: from Curriculum to Career conference: DESCA (Delaware Alliance for Sustainable Chemistry) and FAME (Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering).
“This event was a great opportunity to collaborate with nonprofit partners in helping to build a local STEM talent pipeline, particularly among under-represented populations, and contribute to a thriving community in our Headquarter area,” said Jan Waldauer, organizer of the event and Global.
We’re helping solve some of the toughest global and local challenges with innovation, technology, and expertise. By focusing on what’s really important, like the safety of our frontline workers, we can create scalable impact.
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, a team in the US used 3D printing technology to produce face shields for health care workers.
Technology teams at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware and Troy, Michigan used 3D printing to print face shields for healthcare workers.
Using DuPont™ Zytel® filament, the first batch of 80 face shields have been approved by a local Wilmington hospital and delivered in partnership with the Nemours Foundation, with more on the way.
DuPont partners with 50+ nonprofit organizations in Delaware whose impact is aligned with our Community Impact priorities. These partnerships often include employee volunteering, funding and gift-in-kind donations.
DuPont has a 130-acre campus in New Castle County, Delaware where over 2200 people are employed. During the past 5 years, DuPont has invested over $350 million in infrastructure and building modernization to support the evolving needs of our campus. A number of companies call this campus home, including Chemours, De La Rue, Delaware Innovation Space, Dow IFF and Nemours.
DuPont continues to be the largest corporate supporter of the United Way of Delaware, with an annual employee workplace giving campaign that consistently contributes $1 million or above.
Our commitment to the environment in our headquarters location of Wilmington, Delaware remains as strong as ever. Our largest site, the Experimental Station has achieved significant milestones:
Up to 70% of waste from the Experimental Station is recycled in a given year, compared to an industry average of just 35%.
Between 2011 to 2020, we’ve reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 50%.
This committee of site leaders meets regularly with community and government members to address local environmental concerns
This newly formed group of DuPont scientists focus on creating more sustainable concepts for the future, including the incorporation of Green Chemistry principles into daily work
DuPont, the state of Delaware, and the University of Delaware have collaborated to create an incubation opportunity for science and tech start-ups.
DuPont’s corporate partnership with Habitat for Humanity International helps families around the globe to live in more comfortable and safer living conditions.
DuPont donated unworn t-shirts to Donate Delaware. These shirts got a second life and were turned into masks at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
DuPont has helped launch, and is actively participating in, the Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative which amplifies and supports racial equity and social justice.