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May 2: Seminar speaker addresses sustainability at DuPont

In 2008, DuPont’s William F. Bailey was charged with leading an energy efficiency initiative for the company’s worldwide operations, which has reduced energy consumption by 20 percent and has saved the company more than $230 million. Bailey, a DuPont Engineering Fellow, and several other DuPont employees will be on the University of Delaware campus Thursday, May 2, to talk about DuPont sustainability efforts.

“DuPont’s mission is sustainable growth,” Bailey said, “which we define as increasing shareholder and societal value while decreasing the footprint of our operations.”

“For students who want a career that includes sustainable practices, this event will be a good opportunity to see the initiatives that a major corporation has put in place,” said Jeanette Miller, associate director of the Delaware Environmental Institute. “It’s also an opportunity to network with DuPont employees who will be part of the gathering, and who have contributed to sustainable practices.”