DuPont Continues to Reduce Environmental Footprint
TRI Data For 2004 Shows Continued Progress
WILMINGTON, Del., Apr. 17, 2006 - DuPont decreased its total releases of chemicals listed in the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) by 12 percent in 2004 compared to 2003, according to data provided to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The decrease was impacted by the divestiture of DuPont’s INVISTA™ subsidiary in April 2004 in addition to energy efficiency and process improvements. Since TRI was first reported in 1987, DuPont has reduced its total TRI releases nearly 80 percent, even though production increased by more than 30 percent.
DuPont has reduced its TRI air emissions for 11 consecutive years, a 60 percent decrease since 1995 when 286 new compounds were added to TRI and an 82 percent decrease since TRI reporting began in 1987.
“We will continue to drive for progress in reducing our TRI-related releases as we move toward the ultimate goal of zero waste and emissions,” said Linda Fisher, vice president and chief sustainability officer. “These actions support our sustainable growth strategy – the reduction of our environmental footprint and increased use of renewable energy and non-depletable resources to create science-based products and solutions.”
The DuPont Sustainable Growth Progress Report and company environmental data are available on the Internet: www2.dupont.com/Social_Commitment/en_US/SHE/usa/us3b.html
DuPont is a science company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.
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