Community Engagement

Dow Community Advisory Panel (CAP)

Dow Texas Operations maintains dialogue with the Brazosport community through its Community Advisory Panel (CAP), which has been in place since 1990. CAP members have the opportunity to ask questions and share information about issues that affect the community and the site. Special attention is paid to ensure that the CAP membership reflects the diversity of the Brazosport area.

The CAP consists of 17 area residents from six surrounding municipalities. In the recent past, Dow officials and CAP members have discussed the State Implementation Plan (SIP), industry economics, industry related asbestos issues, workforce diversity, labor issues, Texas Operations' site security, toxic release inventory data, and prospective projects on site.

The CAP also participates in an annual joint-CAP meeting to hear speakers from other local CAP’s present topics of local interest.

Every CAP meeting features a question and answer period facilitated to enhance the understanding of community issues. Minutes of the meetings are kept on file at the Freeport Public Library.

Employee Volunteerism

Dow employees are involved in over one hundred local non-profit organizations, and volunteer countless hours to make a difference in the lives of those in our community. Through various grant programs such as Dollars for Doers and Safety Makes Cents, our employees are rewarded for giving of their time to contribute to the success of our community through volunteerism. Employees can access volunteer opportunities by clicking on “Get Involved!” in the Volunteer Portal on Big Tex. This will take them to Dow’s VolunteerMatch page at http://dow.volunteermatch.org, where there are dozens of community volunteer opportunities available and can be matched with their interests and availability.

Community members do not have access to all volunteer opportunities sponsored by Dow, but can see volunteer opportunities in their area by visiting: www.volunteermatch.org.