Mission and Vision

Dow's Essential Elements

Taken together, Dow's essential elements of mission, vision, values, and strategy describe why the company exists, who we are, what we intend to do, and how we intend to do it. These essential elements provide insight, offer motivation, and point the way forward as we seek to grow and achieve our goals.


To passionately create innovation for our stakeholders at the intersection of chemistry, biology, and physics


Maximize long-term value per share by being the most valuable and respected science company in the world

Corporate Strategy

Invest in a market-driven portfolio of advantaged and technology-enabled businesses that create value for our shareholders and customers

Combination of low-cost and value-add products enables superior value creation throughout the cycle

  • Integrated manufacturing positions in chemicals, plastics, key materials and agriculture
  • Low cost in all product and asset positions, leveraging integrated sites
  • Presence in all growing geographic markets
  • Growing downstream specialties for valueadd to lowcost positions
  • Will be in some commodities to achieve low cost for our integration, and will run these for maximum cash to reinvest in:
    • Specialty positions (Integrated Plastics)
    • Value-add specialties (Electronics & Agriculture)
    • Reward our shareholders via share buybacks and dividend increases
  • Integrity
  • Respect for People
  • Protecting Our Planet