Create a workplace where employees report high levels of well-being and fulfillment.
Promoting employee well-being and supporting them as they coped with the challenges of the pandemic
Continuing to expand opportunities to enhance the employee experience.
The success of our company depends on our employees, who drive our strategic vision, manage our operations, and develop the products we offer the world. Their well-being—which includes physical, mental, and intellectual health—is of critical importance.
Every day and at every stage of their careers, DuPont employees have the support of our Integrated Health Services (IHS) teams, who provide programs and services aimed at boosting nutrition, fitness, mental well-being, and much more. In addition to exemplifying our core value of safety and health, there’s a strong business case for this work, because investing in our employees’ health and resilience can boost our collective productivity, bring down medical treatment costs, and enable all our employees to achieve their full potential, in life and at work.
In 2020, the global COVID-19 pandemic further highlighted the need for dedicated mental health resources for our employees. At all of our global locations, DuPont employees showed great resilience in adapting to the “new normal” of quarantine life. For some employees, it meant working full-time from home while balancing family needs, and for others it meant increased safety measures and restrictions while performing essential work at DuPont facilities. Whatever the personal circumstance, the pandemic called for our workplace to demonstrate unprecedented levels of strength, patience, and mental and emotional flexibility.
We took immediate action to provide support, resources, and reassurance to our employees during this uncertain period. We focused on providing increased flexibility to help employees manage their lives, and reinforced our commitment to regular and open communications to keep employees informed on DuPont’s actions in response to the pandemic. Some of these actions included:
Read more about how we manage employee development, well-being and fulfillment in our GRI Index.
We introduced enhanced benefit offerings and programs to help employees manage their physical, mental and financial health. We worked closely with our wellness platform provider, Virgin Pulse, to offer an expanded suite of stress management, mental wellness, and personal development resources as a part of our ongoing program. Throughout April and May in 2020, we offered new webinars, training videos, multi-week wellness programs, and online courses and reading materials to help employees cope with the early days of quarantine. The programs focused on improving mental resilience, increasing physical activity, enhancing financial literacy, and provided information on healthy eating.
Recognizing the ongoing importance of mental health, we made the decision to enhance our global Employee Assistance Program by increasing the number of in-person or virtual visits to support short-term therapy and counseling for our employees and their immediate family members, beginning in January 2021.
In 2020, we expanded existing programs and introducing new tools aimed at enhancing the employee experience in meaningful ways. “My Why” was launched as a discussion framework to enable connections and build mutual understanding between employees and their leaders around the value of a career at DuPont. In these discussions, employees use the lenses of Purpose, Opportunity and Impact to unpack the unique value that a career at DuPont brings to them. The “My How” framework helps each colleague to build a roadmap that will help them maximize the career value and goals discussed during the My Why sessions.
Throughout April and May in 2020, we made new webinars, training videos, multi-week wellness programs, online courses and reading materials available to help employees cope with the early days of quarantine. The programs focused on improving mental resilience, increasing physical activity, enhancing financial literacy, and information on healthy eating.
Whether it’s in meeting market- and business-specific needs, developing technical or leadership skills, achieving better health and safety outcomes or living our core values, our programs are there to support them.
Current Water & Protection leaders led a high-impact virtual experience with professional production and tailored content focusing on improving critical skills and behaviors that will empower young W&P talent to succeed in their roles and beyond.
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