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.
At Dow, our leadership organization places decision-making at the appropriate level and ensures that the proper checks and balances are in place.
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.
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.
A strong independent committee system within Dow's Board of Directors further demonstrates the accountability and oversight maintained by the Company's Directors.
Annual Meeting of Stockholders
Dow issued its Proxy Statement on March 27, 2015. A Supplement to the Proxy Statement was issued on March 31, 2015. The 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of The Dow Chemical Company took place on May 14, 2015. Current and archived proxy statements are available for download here. Electronic delivery of proxy materials is also available here.
For corporate governance information, contact the Office of the Corporate Secretary.
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