DuPont Two-Time VCR Leadership Winner.
The awards are given to VCR registrants who "display extraordinary commitment, action, best practices and leadership toward the voluntary reduction of greenhouse gas emissions." Greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulpher hexafluoride. Greenhouse gases are widely believed to contribute to global warming and climatic changes.
"Through our concerted efforts, we have made a direct, tangible link between sound business practices and sound safety and environmental practices. We are honoured to receive this recognition of the improvement we have made," said Dave Colcleugh, chairman, president and CEO of DuPont Canada Inc.
DuPont Canada's abatement facilities, combined with its innovative greenhouse gas reduction and energy efficiency programs will reduce the company's total emissions by 10 to 13 million tons per year -- to below 1.5 million tons per year over the next 10 years. Without such far-reaching initiatives, the company's projected emissions, in a "business-as-usual" scenerio, would increase to 15 million tones per year by 2003.