DuPont Building Innovations Receives Supplier Sustainability Award from McDonalds(R) for Achievement of Zero Landfill

DuPont Building Innovations Receives Supplier Sustainability Award from
McDonalds(R) for Achievement of Zero Landfill

Wilmington, DE, April 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DuPont Building
Innovations, maker of DuPont Corian®, was recently recognized by the U.S.
Restaurant Development (USRD) department of McDonalds USA, LLC as a recipient
of USRDs first-ever Supplier Sustainability Award. Building Innovations was
honored for achieving zero landfill status by reducing its landfill waste from
81 million pounds annually to zero. DuPont Building Innovations is a leading
supplier of solid surfacing material for McDonalds restaurants throughout the
United States.

In keeping with McDonalds priorities, we developed our new Supplier
Sustainability Award as a way to recognize suppliers that demonstrate
leadership and provide us with products and services that contribute to the
environmental sustainability of our restaurants, said Jim Carras, senior vice
president of U.S. Restaurant Development for McDonalds. The award was
presented at McDonalds 2012 Construction Supplier Summit. We congratulate
DuPont Building Innovations on being the first company to be recognized with
this award for their environmental stewardship.

After three years of focused effort, DuPont Building Innovations earlier this
year announced that the business achieved zero landfill status and no longer
sends any waste generated by the business from the manufacture of DuPont
Corian® solid surfaces, DuPont Zodiaq® solid surfaces, DuPont Tyvek®
weatherization products and geosynthetic textiles to landfills.

We launched our three-year Drive to Zero landfill initiative knowing that
being environmentally responsible was the right thing to do for DuPont and
something we believed our customers would value, said Timothy P. McCann,
president of DuPont Building Innovations. This award is evidence that one of
our most important customer s does, indeed, appreciate our efforts to become a
more earth-friendly business by offering more sustainable products. Im
immensely proud of the fact that through our environmental stewardship efforts
in completely eliminating landfill -- not just reducing it -- DuPont Building
Innovations has created a new standard for surfacing and construction material

DuPont Building Innovations brings dynamic science to the discovery and
development of innovative products and services for residential and commercial
construction. Building Innovations helps residential and commercial builders,
architects, general contractors, engineers and their teams determine the best,
highest-performing solutions that meet the unique needs of their projects.
From Tyvek® Weatherization Systems to DuPont Corian® solid surfaces, DuPont
Zodiaq® quartz surfaces and more, Building Innovations is committed to
increasing the performance of building systems and creating more sustainable

DuPont one of the first companies to publicly establish environmental goals
more than 20 years ago has broadened its sustainability commitments beyond
internal footprint reduction to include market-driven targets for both revenue
and research and development investment. The goals are tied directly to
business growth, specifically to the development of safer and environmentally
improved new products for key global markets.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the
global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services
since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers,
governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such
global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere,
decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the
environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to
inclusive innovation, please visit

For more information about the Drive to Zero landfill program and
sustainability initiatives at DuPont Building Innovations, please visit:

The DuPont Oval, DuPont, The miracles of science, Corian®, Zodiaq® and Tyvek ®
are trademarks or registered trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

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