William F. Bailey

May 2: DuPont and sustainability

'Driving Sustainability at DuPont' topic of campus presentation


2:05 p.m., April 23, 2013--In 2008, DuPont’s William F. Bailey was charged with leading an energy efficiency initiative for the company’s worldwide operations, which has reduced energy consumption by 20 percent and has saved the company more than $230 million.

Bailey, a DuPont Engineering Fellow, and several other DuPont employees will be on the University of Delaware campus Thursday, May 2, to talk about DuPont sustainability efforts.

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“DuPont’s mission is sustainable growth,” Bailey said, “which we define as increasing shareholder and societal value while decreasing the footprint of our operations.”

“For students who want a career that includes sustainable practices, this event will be a good opportunity to see the initiatives that a major corporation has put in place,” said Jeanette Miller, associate director of the Delaware Environmental Institute. “It’s also an opportunity to network with DuPont employees who will be part of the gathering, and who have contributed to sustainable practices.”

Bailey will speak at 4 p.m., Thursday, May 2, in Room 102 of the Delaware Biotechnology Institute.

Refreshments will be served. All audience members will receive a free DENIN bag and refillable water bottle.

The DuPont visit is co-sponsored by the Delaware Environmental Institute and UD Energy Institute.

The event is free but participants should register at this website

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