In October 2009 I was pleased to participate as one of five external judges for the 2009 DuPont Sustainable Growth Excellence Awards, which are intended to spotlight Dupont’s economic, safety, health, environmental, and social performance.
My participation involved reading and evaluating approximately two dozen DuPont sustainability innovations that were nominated from around the globe. Each nomination included both a narrative description of the innovation, as well as variety metrics related to its sustainability impact. Each of these nominations were rated, discussed and finally ranked using multiple criteria during a half-day conference call with my fellow judges. This is truly a wonderful program and I would encourage other organizations to consider putting a similar focus on recognizing sustainability innovation.
The results were announced this week. To read about the 6 winners download the 2009 DuPont Sustainable Growth Excellence Awards brochure.