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DuPont Sustainable Solutions and Captain Chesley Sullenberger, III Team Up to Develop "Expect the Unexpected" Safety Offering

Sullenberger Will Also Deliver Keynote Address at DuPont Sustainable Solutions Forum in August

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 14, 2011 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) and Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III have entered into an agreement to collaborate on a new offering to help increase safety awareness and prepare employees to "expect the unexpected." The celebrated pilot, aviation safety expert and author also will be a keynote speaker at the DuPont Sustainable Solutions Forum, August 1, in Virginia Beach.

"Captain Sullenberger not only shares DuPont’s passion for safety, but he also has shown the world in an unforgettable way how lifelong safety discipline and expertise can save lives," said DuPont Sustainable Solutions President James R. Weigand. "We are very pleased to have this opportunity to work with Captain Sullenberger."

Sullenberger became an international hero on Jan. 15, 2009, when he and his crew safely guided U.S. Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City’s Hudson River. The events of Flight 1549 will be analyzed in the new offering and show how life lessons, leadership and a commitment to safety helped Sullenberger and his crew respond effectively and save the lives of all 155 people aboard the plane.

As a keynote speaker at the DuPont Sustainable Solutions Forum on Aug. 1, Sullenberger will share his insights on safety culture, drawing upon his experience as an educator, accident investigator and founder and CEO of Safety Reliability Methods, a consulting company dedicated to management, safety, performance and reliability consulting.

"DuPont’s commitment to protecting people is a model for other corporations to emulate, and I am proud to be a part of that process," said Sullenberger.

To learn more about the DuPont Sustainable Solutions 2011 Forum or the upcoming safety offering featuring Captain Sullenberger, which will include several training programs, visit


DuPont Sustainable Solutions, one of 13 DuPont business groups, is an integrated global services and technology delivery business. Its offerings are combined into four practice areas: Safety Resources, Sustainable Operations, Training Solutions ( and Clean Technologies. Together they offer consulting services, products and technologies that help organizations protect people and the environment, use assets more efficiently and improve worker skills and performance. Our training solutions have been used by more than 190,000 employee development professionals in 129 countries to help transfer knowledge and sustain business competitiveness.

DuPont ( is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

Christine O’Brien Lori Stanley

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