In 2009 DuPont generated 81 million pounds of landfill waste annually at their 15 global sites. The landfill disposal met all corporate, country, and local requirements, but with a commitment to environmental stewardship, DuPont believed they could do better. Dave Walter, North American Strategic Project Manager at DuPont Building Innovations led a large global project with a goal to reduce the landfill to zero in three short years.
Dave, a self-proclaimed “huge advocate” of the WCA’s Leadership Summit, realized one company did not have all the tools it took to get DuPont to their zero landfill goal. It would take inclusive innovation and the strength of many—values speakers have addressed at previous Leadership Summits. “There have been many insights I have gained from each of the five Summits I have attended,” says Dave. “All of that learning went into my thinking and day-to-day approach [of the project].”
Reaching zero landfill in three years was an ambitious goal, but DuPont’s Building Innovations did it. Today DuPont reduces, reuses, and recycles waste, and generates more than two million dollars of revenue each year through the sale of by-product materials that previously wound up in landfill.
“The Leadership Summit has definitely helped me to be a better leader and a better expander of the kingdom of God,” says Dave.
* Used with permission from wcablog.com
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