“It’s our job to stay on top of regulations and shifting market expectations,” says Beth Concoby, DuPont’s Director of Product Stewardship and Sustainability. “We need to bring compliant products to market that are safe for the intended use and meet customer requirements.
“To achieve this goal, we integrate product stewardship and regulatory concerns into our process of commercialization, starting with early engagement during the R&D phase.”
Positive relationships help to give DuPont powerful insights by “gaining a better understanding of the regulators’ view,” Concoby says. It’s information that can be used to develop new products that are tailored to the market and regulation-ready.
Regulatory pressures and an increasing stakeholder focus on sustainability have helped to drive the demand for environmentally sustainable products.
“Regulations should support and enable sustainable innovation,” Concoby believes.
DuPont’s core values are environmental stewardship, the highest ethical behavior, and respect for its people. These core values are reflected in the products that it brings to the market.
“We want to bring what’s best for the consumer, the workers and the planet,” Concoby says.