Responsible Sourcing: Conflict Materials

Dow is committed to sourcing responsibly. In particular, Dow is committed to not knowingly purchase raw materials containing tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold (the “Conflict Minerals”), that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries. Dow understands the important supporting role the business community plays in helping to increase supply chain transparency in the trade of Conflict Minerals.

Dow complies with applicable laws and regulations related to Conflict Minerals. To meet Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") reporting requirements, Dow conducts an annual reasonable country of origin inquiry, and due diligence as appropriate, with regard to raw materials containing Conflict Minerals that are “necessary to the functionality or production” of products manufactured, or contracted to be manufactured, by Dow. Click here to view Dow’s current Form SD filed with the SEC.

Dow also obligates its suppliers to comply with applicable laws and regulations related to Conflict Minerals, and to respond to Dow’s annual reasonable country of origin inquiry, and due diligence as appropriate, with regard to raw materials that contain Conflict Minerals that are “necessary to the functionality or production” of products manufactured, or contracted to be manufactured, by Dow. Click here to view Dow’s Expectations of Suppliers and Dow’s Code of Conduct for Suppliers.