DuPont-Commissioned Report Addresses China's Need to Protect People and the Environment as Population Grows

DuPont-Commissioned Report Addresses China's Need to Protect People and the
Environment as Population Grows

Advanced Science Can Help Safeguard China's Urban Centers

BEIJING, June 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Helping China maintain
its rapid pace of urbanization without sacrificing public safety, health and
environmental protection, through the use of integrated science, is the focus
of a DuPont report published today. The report, written in collaboration with
FORTUNE's Content Marketing and Strategies Group, as global thought leaders
prepare to convene at the FORTUNE Global Forum in Chengdu, outlines China's
four main protection challenges and presents scientific solutions to address
them.

The report points out that China's urban economy could generate more than 90
percent of the country's economic output by 2025, according to research by the
McKinsey Global Institute. McKinsey also projects that by 2025, 13 of the
world's 25 fastest growing cities will be in mainland China. The report
illustrates that while the rise of China's urban centers has helped lift the
living standards of millions of Chinese, it also is putting significant
pressure on the country's environment.

"China's urban and economic growth is occurring at a faster rate than ever
before," said DuPont Executive Vice President Mark P. Vergnano. "We believe
that the risks of urban environments can be minimized, and the potential
maximized, with the help of science. DuPont is forging partnerships so that
scientific innovation will directly align with local market needs. We are
working to help make efficient and effective investments in safety products
and training, while encouraging long-term economic growth."

According to the report, scientific innovations offer the best hope of
addressing China's four protection challenges – building safe infrastructure,
creating safer workplaces, protecting the natural environment and promoting
public safety.

"DuPont is ready to do its part, understanding it won't be easy," said DuPont
Greater China President Tony Su. "But if the government and the private sector
work together, there is ample reason for hope that one of the great economic
and social transformations in history can be accomplished with minimal impact
on human health, worker safety and the natural environment."

In China, DuPont has been collaborating with its partners to help China foster
its urban and economic growth without sacrificing public health and safety.
For example, consultants from DuPont Sustainable Solutions cooperated with
China National Petroleum Corporation managers to lead regular staff safety
training sessions with workers. DuPont currently provides DuPont™ Nomex®
insulating paper for China Southern Rail (CSR) to protect the traction
transformers on its high-speed locomotives. Many newer buildings in Chinese
cities, such as the Shanghai Tower, now incorporate DuPont™ SentryGlas®
interlayers in their construction to strengthen building glasses, which
protect against bigger storms, larger impacts and heavier loads. DuPont
supplies BELCO® scrubbers that major Chinese petrochemical refiners, including
PetroChina, Sinopec and CNOOC, use to reduce toxic emissions. DuPont™ Nomex®
and Tyvek® materials are used in safety gear that helps protect Chinese
firefighters and medial workers.

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 http://www.dupont.com or @杜邦公司 on
weibo.com.

6/3/13

To view a copy of the report, please visit:
http://www2.dupont.com/Media_Center/en_US/assets/downloads/pdf/DuPont_Protection_English.pdf

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