DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more approximately 80 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.
In 1802, DuPont was primarily an explosives company. One hundred years ago, our focus turned to chemicals, materials and energy. Today, we deliver science-based solutions that make real differences in people's lives around the world in areas such as food and nutrition, health care, apparel, safety and security, construction, electronics and transportation. Look closely at the things around your home and workplace, and chances are, you'll find dozens of items made with DuPont materials.
Our ability to adapt to change and our foundation of unending scientific inquiry has enabled DuPont to become one of the world's most innovative companies. But, in the face of constant change, innovation and discovery, our core values have remained constant: commitment to safety and health; environmental stewardship; high ethical behavior; and respect for people.
What has this commitment allowed us to accomplish? Take a look:
2009 revenues: $26.1 billion
Employees: 58,000 worldwide
Global: Operating in approximately 80 countries worldwide
R&D: More than 75 research and development and customer service labs in 12 countries around the world.
Chief Executive Officer
Ellen Kullman Ellen J. Kullman is chief executive officer of DuPont since Jan. 1, 2009, and has been with the company for more than 20 years. Ellen is a graduate of Tufts University where she received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. Ellen received a master's degree in management from Northwestern University. She is on the Board of Trustees at Tufts University, serves on the board of overseers at Tufts University School of Engineering. She also is on the Board of Trustees - National Safety Council.
Fortune 500: 86st largest U.S. industrial/service corporation.
Brands: Includes the DuPont Oval and DuPont™ (The "DuPont Brand Trademarks"); Pioneer® brand seeds, Teflon® fluoropolymers, films, fabric protectors, fibers, and dispersions; Corian® solid surfaces; Kevlar® high strength material, and Tyvek® protective material.