DuPont is one of the largest chemical companies in the world. The company was founded in 1802 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. DuPont is involved in a range of different industry areas, including high-performance materials, synthetic fibres, electronics, speciality chemicals, agriculture and biotechnology. Many of these industry areas are problematic, such as its agriculture division, Dupont Pioneer, makes and sells hybrid seed and genetically modified seed. DuPont, alongside General Motors, invented CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) and in the 1980s was the largest CFC producer in the world with a 25 percent market share.
You can find Corporate Watch articles on DuPont and our 2002 Company Profile in the right hand column of this page.
Click here for details of DuPont's latest profits and other financial results from the Bloomberg website.
There is also lots of useful information on DuPont's website:
Click here to find out what products the company is selling.
Click here to find out who's on DuPont's board of directors.
Click here to download DuPont's latest annual report and accounts.
If you want to do some digging into DuPont yourself, have a look at our Investigating Companies: A Do-It-Yourself Handbook.
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