WILMINGTON, DE (November 2, 2004) – DuPont this week announced the addition of Dr. Marcelo Carvalho de Andrade to its external Biotechnology Advisory Panel. Dr. de Andrade is the founder and chairperson of Pro-Natura, an international non-governmental organization specializing in sustainable development.
He joins the ranks of six other panel members to bring viewpoints to the broad area of biotechnology and its application in agriculture, food and bio-based materials.
Established in 2000, the DuPont panel is an independent body charged with providing counsel to guide DuPont’s actions, help create positions on issues, as well as challenge the organization in the development, testing and commercialization of new productsbased on biotechnology, the company said.
“Dr. de Andrade’s significant and long-term involvement in the sustainable development movement in South America and around the globe will prove invaluable as we continue to work toward achieving business sustainability goals,” Charles O. Holliday, Jr., DuPont’s chairman and chief executive officer, said. “His expertise and global perspective, as well as those of our other panel members, is an asset to our decision-making process as we bring new products to market.”
According to DuPont, Dr. de Andrade is an ardent advocate for sustainable community development and has been committed to biodiversity conservation, environmentalpreservation and restoration and improving the quality of life.
He is currently a member of a private-sector advisory panel for the Brazilian government.
The work of DuPont’s external Biotechnology Advisory Panel is facilitated by the Keystone Center, a non-profit organization based in Keystone, CO, which includes a regular audit of DuPont’s progress in the biotechnology arena.
DuPont was founded in 1802 and operates in more than 70 countries, offering awide range of products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.