WILMINGTON, DE – DuPont announces that it has joined the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative. DuPont is among the first U.S.-based members and is targeting completion of the TfS on-boarding process by the end of 2016.
Founded in 2011, TfS is a procurement-led initiative that develops and implements a global program to assess, audit and improve supplier sustainability practices within its member companies. Sustainability information obtained via third-party supplier assessments and audits are made available to other TfS members. This simplifies and streamlines the process to extend sustainability principles into the supply chain for manufacturers and creates an easier process for suppliers, who no longer have to complete individual, duplicative forms.
“Every day at DuPont, our goal is to drive sustainable growth by creating value for our customers, their consumers and society, while demonstrating corporate social responsibility, including that of our supply chain,” said Shelley Stewart, Jr., vice president of DuPont Sourcing & Logistics and chief procurement officer. “Including our suppliers in our overall assessment of our sustainability practices is a logical extension of our commitment to our core values. Joining Together for Sustainability is a significant step toward reaching this goal.”