DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences is building transparent and responsible supply chains for our key bio-based sourced materials, based on strong relationships with our suppliers. We are doing so to reduce the environmental footprint in our supply chains, protect human rights, and improve the livelihoods of the communities we source from.
Our aim is to make a step change in sustainable sourcing and build stronger relationships with our suppliers through sustainable sourcing programs. The Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 14 (Life below Water) and SDG 15 (Life on Land) are a central reference for our efforts in sustainable sourcing.
We see our suppliers as partners in our success as a company, and our Supplier Code of Conduct is a key tool that outlines our expectations on this journey.
We connect with our suppliers in Sedex - Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, and we are members of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform. SAI Platform is the global food and drink industry platform for developing sustainable agriculture solutions through member-driven pre-competitive collaboration. SAI Platform works with its members and external stakeholders to catalyse change and establish sustainable agriculture as a pre-requisite for doing business throughout the food and drink industry supply chain.
DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has been a member of SEDEX since 2008. This global membership platform aims to “make it simpler to do business that’s good for everyone”. The platform assures a safe and efficient way to share ethical information through the supply chain. The four pillars in focus are environmental management, business ethics, health and safety and labor practices.
The SEDEX reference number of DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences is ZC1093050.
“We are committed to an open dialogue with all parties involved and a process of continuous improvement. Therefore, we have engaged in SEDEX – a sharing platform for ethical information – and we participate in third-party SMETA audits with a focus on Labor Rights, Health & Safety, Environmental Practices and Business Ethics. We work to implement these requirements up and down the value chain.”
Matthias Heinzel, Business President
The DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences Policy on Ethics and Social Responsibility