NEW YORK, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont Chair and Chief Executive Officer Ellen Kullman presented today at the 31st annual Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference, where she discussed the Company's progress and provided insight into the new DuPont that will emerge following the expected separation of the Performance Chemicals business – now known as The Chemours Company – in July.
Kullman remarked: "Over the past six years, we have been transforming DuPont to ensure that we can help our customers solve for the needs of the world's growing population -- and a rising middle class -- during a new age of resource scarcity -- and translate that directly into compelling and sustainable value for shareholders. We have significantly refined our portfolio, focused our strategy, streamlined our organization, reduced costs and improved productivity. As a result of these actions, we are even more agile and responsive to the market, with our resources fully focused on opportunities where DuPont's science and engineering capabilities will deliver the greatest value."
"After the anticipated separation of Chemours, DuPont will emerge stronger and more competitive, well prepared for our next step-change in both growth and value. Our capabilities are uniquely well suited to helping our customers provide plentiful, healthier food; renewably sourced advanced materials; ample energy; better infrastructure and transportation. Importantly, we are fully focused on opportunities where today's mix of DuPont science and engineering capabilities will deliver the greatest value."
In conclusion, Kullman outlined the value proposition that next generation DuPont offers its shareholders, and the Company's commitment to driving superior shareholder value: "We have a clear, compelling and focused strategy that is delivering value for shareholders today while positioning DuPont for a successful future. We are driving this value by building and leveraging existing world leading positions in attractive markets in which we have unique competitive advantages, and in which our advantaged science and innovation enables us to deliver customized solutions that our customers want and need.
"Our shareholders have high expectations for us, and we are ready to meet those expectations by driving continued productivity and capitalizing on the tremendous opportunities presented by our three strategic focus areas. We know we have more work to do, but our progress to date gives me the confidence that we are up to the challenge and we fully intend to deliver."
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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.
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