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Subjects: VET, CSR, DEI

DuPont Personal Protection Announces Expanded Partnership with Team Rubicon

Supplying Tyvek® protective apparel, safety training and technical expertise, volunteer hours and more to the veteran-led humanitarian organization leading disaster cleanup

WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- DuPont today announced an expanded partnership with Team Rubicon, a veteran-led humanitarian organization that serves communities before, during and after disasters and crises. This deeper partnership includes donations of Tyvek® protective apparel, personal protective equipment (PPE) applications training and educational support, safety-oriented content for their website, access to safety personnel, potential volunteers, and awareness-building inside and outside of DuPont.

Team Rubicon mobilizes their volunteers, called "Greyshirts," to communities worldwide that have experienced disasters large and small. Support ranges from cleanup efforts and rebuilding homes to delivering food and administering vaccines to underserved communities during COVID-19.

"DuPont is proud to expand its multi-pronged collaboration with Team Rubicon, which allows us to contribute much more than the essential protection of our Tyvek® garments," said Patrick McCrummen, Global Leader, Community Impact at DuPont. "DuPont has the deep technical expertise in safety and hygiene coupled with our employees' commitment to volunteerism. This partnership effectively delivers on mission success at a time when people are in their darkest hours."

The additional support offered by the expanded partnership will enable Team Rubicon to keep additional inventory of protective garments on hand and avoid sourcing PPE locally where they could be subject to disrupted supply chains. This allows volunteers to stay fully protected from the start while clearing out affected houses and, in turn, enables disaster survivors to potentially stay in their homes rather than moving to a shelter.

At Team Rubicon's 10th annual Salute to Service Awards in New York City in November, Tyvek® was recognized as "Essential Gear in the Field."

"We were honored to be included in this distinguished list and are proud to support Team Rubicon in their dedication to our nation's veterans and their continued service to our communities," said Elizabeth Briggs, Tyvek® Garments Americas Marketing leader.

Founded in 2010 by a small group of military veterans, medical and emergency response personnel, Team Rubicon recognized early on that veterans' military training, service and experience make them uniquely qualified to respond to disasters. Welcoming both veterans and non-veterans as volunteers, the organization has grown into an international operation with more than 150,000 Greyshirts. Recent volunteer projects have included ongoing flood response efforts in Kentucky; remediation efforts in Florida; and rebuilding hundreds of homes in locations from Selma, Alabama to Haines, Alaska.

For more information, visit Tyvek® for PPE.

About DuPonttm Tyvek®
Tested and trusted for more than 50 years, DuPonttm Tyvek® for PPE delivers comfortable and durable protective garments that protect against a wide range of threats and hazards. Tyvek® offers unmatched versatility, superior overall barrier protection, improved breathability, and better garment durability so workers from the factories to the front lines can get their jobs done and get home safely.

About DuPont Personal Protection
From first responders to industrial workers, DuPont provides a wide range of personal protection solutions, including some of the most trusted and innovative brands in the industry, such as Kevlar®, Nomex®, Tyvek® and Tychem®, to meet your safety needs. More information can be found at personalprotection.dupont.com.

About DuPont
DuPont (NYSE: DD) is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, construction, water, healthcare, and worker safety. More information about the company, its businesses and solutions can be found at http://www.dupont.com. Investors can access information included on the Investor Relations section of the website at investors.dupont.com.

About Team Rubicon
Team Rubicon is a veteran-led humanitarian organization that serves global communities before, during, and after disasters and crises. Founded following the Haiti earthquake in 2010, the organization has grown to more than 150,000 volunteers across the United States and has launched over 1,100 operations domestically and internationally. To drive equity across disaster and humanitarian services, Team Rubicon focuses on three areas of impact: disaster services- from mitigation to immediate response to recovery; rebuild services- maintaining the fabric of communities through resilient building methods; and international services- providing emergent and surge medical services, WASH, and disaster risk reduction. Visit http://www.teamrubiconusa.org for more information.

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Media Contact

Lori Gettelfinger, DuPont, (615) 260-8372, lori.a.gettelfinger@dupont.com



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