GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables - May 3, 2022
DuPont Achieved Lower Emissions in 2021
DuPont reduced its Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 10% compared to the prior year and completed its Scope 3 inventory, identifying priority value chain reduction opportunities.
The chemical company also achieved 15% sourcing of renewable electricity through renewable energy credits (RECs) and entered into a VPPA with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC. This progress was summarized in DuPont’s 2022 sustainability report.
The VPPA project is scheduled to commence operations in 2023 and is expected to deliver the equivalent of approximately 528,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind-generated renewable electricity annually to the local grid. This is equivalent to approximately 25% of the company’s total electricity needs today.
DuPont also reduced waste in its operations and along the value chain by diverting 1,230 metric tons of material from landfill and upcycling into higher-value applications resulting in a 52% increase over prior year.
“Despite another year of unforeseen challenges, I’m proud of the resilience and strength our teams have shown in the face of uncertainty and change, showing up every day and delivering what matters to our customers, shareholders, communities and each other," said Ed Breen, DuPont Executive Chairman and CEO in a statement. “Our sustainability strategy is helping power our transformation as a premier multi-industrial company and strengthening our portfolio to deliver long-term value creation.”
The report was developed in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, and its methodology aligns with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) framework. It also adheres to the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC).