Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, was established in 1926 and is the world's leading source of customised solutions for farmers, livestock producers and grain and oilseed processors. With headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, Pioneer provides access to advanced plant genetics in nearly 70 countries. 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 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.
DuPont’s vision is to be the world’s most dynamic science company, committed to sustainable growth through the application of science to create value for society and our shareholders. We believe the broad field of biotechnology presents important opportunities that should be explored and developed to identify those safe and commercially viable applications that bring significant benefits to society. These opportunities arise in areas including food, materials, energy generation, polymers, sensors and electronics.
DuPont employs 60,000 people worldwide. Approximately 25,000 people are employed in Europe and 1,500 in the United Kingdom. Of this, Pioneer employs approximately 6700 employees worldwide and nearly 1000 people in Europe.