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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Collaborates with Watermark Risk Management International to Extend Code of Conduct Consultation Services

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 17, 2011 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions announced that it is collaborating with the Ethics and Compliance Services Division of Watermark Risk Management International, LLC to provide Watermark's code of conduct consultation services. Through this association, Watermark, a leading provider of security and risk management consulting, will advise organizations in developing a new or updating an existing code of conduct, and DuPont Sustainable Solutions will provide the training support to help employees understand and implement the code.

"We are enthusiastic about working with Watermark, whose code of conduct services complement our offerings in this area," said Thomas J. Faughnan, chief operating officer – DuPont Sustainable Solutions, Training Solutions. "Federal sentencing guidelines clearly state the necessity of an effective ethics and compliance program that includes standards of conduct that define ethical behavior. Watermark combines real-world experience with the personal attention required to develop, re-write or update a best-in-class code."

Under the agreement with DuPont Sustainable Solutions, Watermark consultants will work with client organizations to develop and implement a values-based written code of conduct. These services will enhance DuPont Sustainable Solutions' own customized code of conduct training and ethics solutions that draw on its library of more than 300 courses covering topics such as social media, ethical behavior, FCPA, workplace harassment, antitrust and customized codes of conduct.

"We assist clients with some of their most significant challenges — security and risk," said Watermark President Matt Branigan. "Ethics and compliance are critical components of the risk equation, and failure or even weakness in a program can be devastating. DuPont Sustainable Solutions is an innovator in the ethics and compliance learning space, and we admire their work. This collaboration takes us quickly to the next level in service for our clients, as we can now offer a comprehensive solution."


DuPont Sustainable Solutions, one of DuPont's 13 business groups, is an integrated, global services and technology delivery business. Our 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

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