Dow uses the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) concept at its manufacturing sites globally as a key way to build trust, cooperation and mutual respect between the company and the communities where our employees live and work.
Three Dow CACs in the Delaware Valley operate, one for more than two decades at Bristol, PA, two others operate at the Spring House, PA, and Newark, DE sites. Together the Dow and community representatives have open, honest, two-way dialogue by:
- Facilitating participants to ask questions or comment on Dow’s operations and activities;
- Providing a way for Dow representatives to learn about community concerns; and
- Creating a mechanism for Dow to provide information and get feedback about its goals and operations.
Members are nominated and selected by the CACs and reflect the make-up of the community and its issues. Along with their own viewpoints, members are encouraged to express views from their organizations and other community members.