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Dedicated to Sustainability
We have a legacy of innovation, leadership and action in sustainability. As we look ahead, we are committed to going beyond our current capabilities and the reach of our products and solutions. We pursue game-changing collaboration opportunities to set a higher bar for social and environmental progress. We aim to advance the well-being of humanity by helping lead the transition to a sustainable planet and society.
Addressing Global Challenges
Driven by our rapidly expanding global population, we ensure our unique chemical, physical and biological science capabilities work together to provide innovative products and solutions, where they are needed most.
Building and ConstructionBy 2030, the UN estimates that 40% of the world’s population will lack adequate housing. In a rapidly changing and urbanizing world, the provision of adequate and affordable housing remains a key priority.Read More
Consumer and LifestyleBy 2030, the world’s middle class will double in size. China alone will add one billion people to the middle class by 2030. The need for sustainable consumer goods will increase at a dramatic rate.READ MORE
Energy and Climate ChangeBy 2050, global energy use is projected to grow by two-thirds. Without curbing emissions, climate change will dramatically affect life on planet earth.READ MORE
Food and AgricultureBy 2050, global demand for food could increase by 60%. We need to find solutions that consider the complex relationship between climate change, agriculture, food security, energy and water.READ MORE
Health and Wellness2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. As a result, preventable diseases such as ebola, viruses and pneumonia continue to take lives.READ MORE
InfrastructureThe world will need up to $67 trillion in infrastructure investments by the year 2030. As the population grows, more people will need utilities and clean water, more goods will have to be transported, and more waste will need to be disposed of.READ MORE
TransportationBy 2050, global transport volume for passengers and goods will more than double. More people and more goods needing to move from points A to B will put tremendous strain on our transportation systems worldwide.READ MORE
Water1.8 billion people will live in water-scarce regions by 2025. The world's population is expected to reach 8.3 billion by 2030. In turn, the global demand for water will increase by 30 percent.READ MORE
SCIENCE & SUSTAINABILITY NEWS, STORIES & EVENTS
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) is the latest global company to join the Circular Economy 100 (CE100), the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s pre-competitive innovation program. Read More
According to Neil Hawkins, Chief Sustainability Officer, Dow, the need for global sustainability represents an opportunity for the chemical industry. Read More
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Dow collaborates with universities, organizations and institutions around the world in the pursuit of innovative new products, technologies, and sustainable solutions. Learn more
Dow plays an important role in many chemical trade associations and professional organizations.
Working with government agencies around the world to advance the role of science in society.