Delivering Differentiated Solutions at the Intersections of Science
For more than 117 years, Dow has strived to create value through its diversified, market-driven portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses. Leveraging cost advantage, scale and geographic presence – together with close customer collaboration and industry-leading R&D expertise – Dow is delivering differentiated solutions that address unmet market needs. At the intersection of chemistry, biology and physics, Dow’s team of scientists and experts are addressing the world’s most pressing challenges – enhancing the quality of life for current and future generations, all while creating long-term sustainable value for the Company, its customers and its shareholders.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 36 countries across the globe. The Company conducts its worldwide operations through global businesses, which are reported in five operating segments: Consumer Solutions, Infrastructure Solutions, Agricultural Sciences, Performance Plastics and Performance Materials & Chemicals.
Dow people around the world develop solutions for society based on Dow's inherent strength in science and technology. For over two decades — we have embraced and advocated Responsible Care® — a voluntary industry-wide commitment to safely handle our chemicals from inception in the laboratory to ultimate disposal. This worldwide commitment helps consumers lead better lives, customers succeed, stockholders prosper, employees achieve and communities thrive.