In 2019, the DuPont Mobility & Materials production facility at Dordrecht, the Netherlands was the first DuPont manufacturing site to receive ISCC certification - and was the first POM plant worldwide to be certified.
The plant was recently recertified, allowing it to retain its International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC PLUS).
ISCC is a globally applicable sustainability certification system and covers all sustainable feedstocks, including agricultural and forestry biomass, circular and bio-based materials, and renewables. The certification helps ensure upstream supply chain traceability and contributes to the implementation of environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable production in global supply chains.
The Dordrecht production facility, which produces DuPont Delrin acetal polymer, recently introduced Delrin Renewable Attributed, the first acetal polymer to be ISCC PLUS certified. The material can be up to 100 percent recycled in the manufacturing process via regrind. It is produced using 100 percent bio-feedstock from waste in accordance with mass balance principles, and with 100 percent certified renewable energy.
“Delrin has ambitious sustainability goals that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals that we are working to achieve by 2030,” said Andreas Zoeller, global business leader, Delrin, DuPont Mobility & Materials.
The facility at Dordrecht illustrates DuPont’s commitment to moving toward a carbon neutral footprint through increasing use of renewable energy resources, while also reducing waste, water, and energy usage in operations and production.
“Our state-of-the-art facility in Dordrecht is both a company and industry leader in sustainable production of a sustainable product,” said Zoeller.