Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

Dow's Board of Directors exemplifies good governance with solid, diverse experience and credentials, and each Director is intimately involved in the strategic planning process, as well the regular and ongoing review of management's execution of the corporate and business plan. Meet our Board.

Contact the Board of Directors.


At Dow, our leadership organization places decision-making at the appropriate level and ensures that the proper checks and balances are in place.

Meet our Leadership Team.

Corporate Governance

Our Corporate Governance Guidelines were adopted to establish a common set of expectations and good governance practices to assist the Board and its Committees in performing their duties. More information about Corporate Governance at Dow can be found here: Financial Reporting, Certifications, Certificate of Incorporation, Bylaws, Proxy Statements.

Director Independence

A substantial majority of Dow's Directors are independent. Together with the appointment of a lead director and use of executive sessions of the Board, the Company's Board of Directors maintain effective risk oversight, while advising on the development and execution of its strategy and overseeing other enterprise-critical items.

Read the Director Independence Standards.

Board Committees

A strong independent committee system within Dow's Board of Directors further demonstrates the accountability and oversight maintained by the Company's Directors.

View Board Committees.

Codes of Conduct

Highly ethical policies and practices are part of the Dow culture. Learn more about Dow's Beliefs & Culture, its corporate governance principles and practices, and its Codes of Conduct.

Annual Meeting of Stockholders

The Proxy Statement was issued on March 31, 2017. The 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of The Dow Chemical Company took place on May 11, 2017. The final voting results on all agenda items are available in a Form 8-K filed by the Company. Current and archived proxy statements are available for download. Electronic delivery of proxy materials is also available.

For corporate governance information, contact the Office of the Corporate Secretary.