RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES
More than just thrilling competition among the world’s top athletes, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be a showcase for sustainability as Rio de Janeiro is transformed to host the Games. The Rio 2016 Organizing Committee is working to deliver the Games with a low environmental footprint and a positive social legacy.
In support of that effort, Worldwide Olympic Partner Dow became the first partner of the “Abraça” (‘Embrace’) sustainability program and was selected as the Official Carbon Partner of Rio 2016. In this role, Dow is implementing low-carbon technologies in key areas of the Brazilian economy to mitigate 500,000 tons of CO2 equivalents (CO2eq) from organizing and hosting the Games through 3rd party-verified emissions reductions. Dow is also the premier partner of Rio 2016’s education platform “Transforma,” serving as the STEM education partner and helping to expand the program to seven new cities in Brazil.
Additionally, Dow is providing science-based technologies in multiple Olympic venues as well as enhancements to city infrastructure. These solutions and the implementation of the innovative carbon mitigation program across the region will enable Rio to deliver a successful event and climate benefits well beyond the Games.