CRDF Global Presents DuPont With Corporate Impact Award

Nov. 20, 2015
DuPont is honored for promoting peace and prosperity through international scientific cooperation.

CRDF Global awarded DuPont the 2015 Corporate Impact Award at the organization’s annual gala event in Washington, D.C. on November 18. The award recognizes companies that promote peace and prosperity through international science cooperation. CRDF Global honored the company for its commitment to science collaboration and developing science-based innovation to nourish a growing population and build an energy-secure future, according to DuPont.

“A rapidly increasing global population and changing societal needs are placing significant demands on our planet’s resources. DuPont is applying our vast range of scientific expertise and knowledge to build global networks and bring innovative products to market with a simple, common goal in mind – making lives better, safer and healthier for people everywhere,” says James C. Borel, executive vice president, DuPont, who accepted the award on behalf of the company. “We are pleased to work with CRDF Global and our international partners toward this goal.”

CRDF Global is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, training and services to improve the lives of people around the world. CRDF selects corporate awardees based on their facilitation of scientific collaborations between countries, promotion of safe and responsible science, encouragement of innovation entrepreneurship that supports economic growth and creative programs that improve science capacity.

DuPont has more than 150 research and development centers across the globe, where scientists and engineers conduct research and work collaboratively to identify new science-based innovations, according to the company. In 2014, DuPont reportedly collaborated with more than 200 universities, and published some 300 articles in scientific journals. DuPont has more than 3,000 technology agreements with universities, companies and governments, and has participated in a number of research collaborations through CRDF Global aimed at increasing scientific knowledge in agriculture.

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