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A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR ALL
Creating more sustainable choices for everyday life
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To Protect and Preserve

Stewards for a more sustainable world

At DuPont Indusrial Biosciences, we are inspired by nature to serve, support, and protect both people and the environment. Our biobased ingredients and process technologies are helping reduce global dependence on fossil fuels and safeguard our planet’s natural resources, by making our customer's industrial products and processes safer, cleaner, or more sustainable.

To Protect and Preserve

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Providing our customers with the essential innovations to thrive

Market differentiation, innovative solutions and high-performing products are important for our customers. Our goal is to collaborate to create better, safer, and cleaner products that drive brand value, customer satisfaction and loyalty. We provide our customers with high-performing, bio-based products—with no  compromise in performance or economics—which positively impact their business, as well as society at large.

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Global challenges drive our choices

Global challenges drive our choices

Applying our science to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, countries adopted the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. At DuPont Industrial Biosciences, we believe the choices we make today, big and small, will impact our world tomorrow. That's why our choice is to connect what we do to these goals—which aspire to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change.

Here are a few examples of how we're applying science to transform our world:

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Improving Animal Nutrition and Health
Improving Animal Nutrition and Health

Food safety and access to affordable and healthy food are critical to daily life. Our enzymes for animal feed both enhance nutrient uptake and reduce environmental emissions, providing more safe affordable and more sustainable protein for the rapidly-growing world market.

Fuel ethanol to fuel your future
Fuel ethanol to fuel your future

On average, corn ethanol reduces transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions by 21% over gasoline. DuPont drives innovation in the bioethanol industry with advanced enzymatic and yeast solutions for ethanol producers, and continues to shape the biofuels story as a key component to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide homegrown energy solutions to the global communities.

Reducing food waste
Reducing food waste

Roughly 30% of our food is wasted annually, generating close to 1.3 billion tons of food waste. This amounts to roughly US $1 trillion globally. DuPont enzymes and bio-based materials for packaging can extend the shelf-life of foods, reducing food waste. This avoids both wasted resources and environmental emissions associated with food waste decomposition.

Safe Water Treatment
Safe Water Treatment

From enzymatic solutions for wastewater treatment plants to microbial control chemistries for industrial water treatment, we are collaborating with our customers to develop advanced, sustainable technologies that treat water systems effectively, without doing harm to human health or the environment.

Sorona® Eco-efficient Fiber
Sorona® Eco-efficient Fiber

37% of the polymer in Sorona® is made using annually renewable plant-based ingredients, turning a formerly chemical process into an eco-efficient biological one. Sorona® is one of the world's best examples of using biotechnology to create a new material, with superior performance and environmental profile, at a cost that enables broad adoption.

Six ways Enzymes Help Reduce Environmental Impact in Industry:

Reduce Energy Consumption
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Reduce Water Consumption
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Preservation of Natural Resources
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Reduce Waste
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Reduce Co2 Emissions
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Better Utilization of Raw Materials
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In the News: Stories of Sustainability

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news | 15 May 2019
Taiwan Announces DuPont as a Winner of Inaugural National Green Chemistry Award
The recognition honors DuPont™ Sorona® bio-based fiber with numerous performance and sustainability benefits
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Plant-based footwear from DuPont Tate & Lyle's Bio-PDO
Bio-PDO - Susterra propanediol produced by DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products - are among the many smart applications of corn, and constitute the building blocks of a number of environmentally friendly materials, increasingly used in the footwear manufacture.
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Mardi Gras floods New Orleans in plastic beads. One scientist has a gooey fix.
“When people say, ‘I’m not just looking at performance and cost, I’m also looking at the environment,’ that really gives bioproducts the advantage." Click to read more from Michael Saltzberg, Ph.D., global business director of DuPont Biomaterials.
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DuPont™ Sorona® Combines Sustainability and Performance to Increase Knit Footwear Appeal
With the cheeky “Grow a Pair” tagline, the [VIVOBAREFOOT] footwear brand promotes a range of Bio sneakers that uses materials derived from...
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Earthy Ideas: Forward-Thinking Fabrications
Sorona has started exploring drawn textured yarn — typically used in polyester — as means for spandex replacement with mills developing DTY...
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Seeking circular solutions and meaningful change
The time is here for the fashion industry to make a meaningful change in how we source, produce and distribute apparel to consumers.
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Denim Trends Moving Toward Sustainability and Vintage Styles
Denim is back, and the market is flush with sustainably made performance blends and cool vintage looks. (requires subscription)
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Fashion industry needs to make meaningful change
From a performance standpoint, consumers nowadays are increasingly seeking out apparel with specific attributes for various uses, including...
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Building the Next Generation of Sustainable Fashion Leaders
There is a clear opportunity to transition to a more conscious approach to fashion, and up-and-coming designers have great potential to help...
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