NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Sanford Bernstein Strategic Decisions conference today, DuPont Chair and Chief Executive Officer Ellen Kullman told investors that the company is creating value for customers and shareholders by executing against the strategic and operational priorities that shape its plan to build a higher growth, higher value company.
Kullman said that DuPont has made very purposeful and meaningful strides in advancing the company's plans through a series of recent strategic decisions to build or strengthen world-leading positions in agriculture and nutrition, industrial biosciences and advanced materials. She noted that DuPont is a stronger company today with positive momentum as a result of the steps taken to create strong positions in secular growth markets, redeploy capital to growth opportunities, enhance its portfolio and significantly lower its cost structure.
Kullman told investors that in connection with the separation of its Performance Chemicals segment, DuPont is seizing the opportunity to redesign its business support across the company. Calling it a "fresh start," Kullman said, "Our goal is to lessen bureaucracy, increase speed of execution and make a step change improvement in overall productivity by redesigning end-to-end processes, simplifying work, and standardizing and digitizing data."
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 www.dupont.com.
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