The publication Corporate Responsibility has named DuPont in its Top 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.
The list, now in its 14th year, ranks companies based on publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance and philanthropy. The list assigns a 19.5% weighting to environmental impact and employee relations. This is the fourth consecutive year DuPont has been included on the top 100 list.
“Societal expectations for corporations like DuPont continue to grow and change. We believe that engaging with others in order to understand and then embed their expectations into our business strategies is critically important to our overall success,” said DuPont Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer Linda J. Fisher. “We are now focused on the big global challenges of food security, energy and protection and working corroboratively with key stakeholders globally to bring new solutions to the market.”
More than 20 years ago DuPont broadened its sustainability commitments beyond internal footprint reduction to include market-driven targets for both revenue and research and development investment. The goals are tied directly to business growth, specifically to the development of safer and environmentally improved new products for key global markets.
Visit to Superstar winner
The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Alliance continued its tour of 2012 Superstars in Business winners. DSCC president Joan Verplanck, along with the SBA’s Pam Cornforth and Steve Lehm, presented a commemorative plaque to Cover & Rossiter’s Managing Director Geoff Langdon, whose company captured the 25-59 employee category at the 2012 Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Awards.
Cornforth is the incoming chair of Superstars in Business, and Lehm is the outgoing chair.
Cover & Rossiter has provided accounting, auditing, tax and financial planning services to its clients in Delaware for more than 70 years. Its team is comprised of more than 30 employees The Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business Award, named for one of Delaware’s leading small business entrepreneurs, honors businesses and non-profit corporations for their work.