has set four specific goals for
sustainability, each with a target date of 2010:
- Derive 25 percent of its revenues from non-depletable resources
such as agricultural feed stocks, up from about 10 percent today
and from five percent in its base year 1998.
- Reduce its global carbon-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions by
65 percent using 1990 as a base year. Based on projects it has completed,
DuPont expects to be at a 60 percent reduction globally when final
numbers from the year 2000 are in.
- Hold total energy use flat using 1990 as a base year, thereby
offsetting all production increases with corresponding improvements
in energy efficiency. Holliday acknowledges that this is clearly
a stretch goal, but is based on the fact we were able to achieve
similar results over the decade of the 90s.
- Source 10 percent of its global energy use in the year 2010 from
renewable resources. This appears to be a modest step,
Holliday says, but actually represents a huge one for a company
that has depended almost exclusively on oil, natural gas and coal
as the primary sources for energy.