Redefining the Role of Business in Society: Dow Introduces 2025 Sustainability Goals

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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 Construction

    By 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.
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  • Consumer and Lifestyle

    By 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.
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  • Energy and Climate Change

    By 2050, global energy use is projected to grow by two-thirds. Without curbing emissions, climate change will dramatically affect life on planet earth.
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  • Food and Agriculture

    By 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.
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  • Health and Wellness

    2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. As a result, preventable diseases such as ebola, viruses and pneumonia continue to take lives.
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  • Infrastructure

    The 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.
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  • Transportation

    By 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.
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  • Water

    1.8 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.
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  • Building and Construction

  • Consumer and Lifestyle

  • Energy and Climate Change

  • Food and Agriculture

  • Health and Wellness

  • Infrastructure

  • Transportation

  • Water

SCIENCE & SUSTAINABILITY NEWS, STORIES & EVENTS

Dow Drives Collaborative Value Chain Innovation to Address China’s Packaging Needs from Farm-To-Table

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) is participating at Chinaplas 2015, located at Hall 10.2, Booth G-41 at the China Import & Export Fair Complex in Pazhou, Guangzhou. Dow’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics business will showcase its leading innovation and collaboration on packaging technologies and solutions that address China’s packaging needs at all points of the farm-to-table value chain.

Creating Safer, More Sustainable Communities

Making sure that communities where we operate are safe is an integral part of our sustainability goals.