DuPont Water Solutions Named a Finalist for Prestigious U.S. Chamber of Commerce Citizens Award

Nov 09, 2020

DuPont was nominated for the Best Corporate Steward category for its efforts to help global communities thrive through increased access to safe, clean water.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation named DuPont Water Solutions a finalist in the 21st Annual Citizens Awards, a longstanding program that honors businesses for the impact they make in communities around the world. DuPont was nominated for the Best Corporate Steward category for its efforts to help global communities thrive through increased access to safe, clean water.

“As pressures on global water supplies intensify, our team is energized by a shared purpose to solve global water challenges for the purification, conservation, and reuse of water,” said HP Nanda, global vice president and general manager, DuPont Water Solutions. “We are proud that our technologies not only bring clean water to communities, but also hope, health and resilience. And we are optimistic about our global water future, as current technologies are already enabling water scarce regions to achieve greater water security and resiliency.”

Now in its 21st year, the annual awards program recognizes the most innovative and impactful corporate citizenship initiatives raising the bar on social responsibility and spearheading the transformation to a strong, healthy and sustainable future.

DuPont is being honored for the social impact of its products, operations, and community partnerships in support of clean water and water stewardship. A leader in water purification and separation technologies, DuPont’s products purify, conserve, or reuse more than 25 million gallons of water every minute around the world.

Its projects have, among other outcomes, helped a U.S. auto company convert 90 percent of wastewater into reusable water, dramatically reduced clean water costs in a Kenyan community, and ended the need for women to walk hours to collect safe drinking water in Serdo, Ethiopia.

DuPont Water Solutions products, which include ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis (RO) membranes and ion exchange resins, help communities and industries reduce water scarcity, capture pollution, recover resources (like salt), minimize energy consumption, and adapt to the forces of climate change. DuPont’s community partnerships and programs include professional development for water operators, opportunities to engage students in STEM coursework around a clean water future, and campaigns to increase water knowledge and conservations.

Most recently, DuPont partnered with charity: water to support their work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in vulnerable communities and to collaborate toward the shared goal of increased access to clean, safe water worldwide.

Influenced by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, DuPont’s 2030 Sustainability Goals aim to create sustainable innovations that help customers and the world thrive; increase sustainability throughout operations; and ensure the inclusiveness, wellbeing, and health of people and communities. DuPont recently shared how it is empowering the world with essential innovations to thrive in its recent 2020 Sustainability Report.

The winners of the 2020 Citizens Awards will be announced during the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s annual Corporate Citizenship Conference & Awards on November 17-19.

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