Dow Releases 2015 Sustainability Report

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SCIENCE & SUSTAINABILITY NEWS, STORIES & EVENTS

  • Dow Completes Strategic Ownership Restructuring of Dow Corning Corporation

    The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today announced the successful completion of the transaction to restructure the ownership of Dow Corning. Read More

  • Dow Announces Post-Close Leadership of Dow Corning Corporation

    The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and Dow Corning Corporation today announced that Robert D. (Bob) Hansen, chairman, chief executive officer and president, has announced his intention to retire from Dow Corning Corporation upon the completion of Dow’s ownership restructure transaction with Corning, Inc., which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016. Read More

  • Dow Reports First Quarter Results 2016

    On April 28, 2016, Dow reported its First Quarter earnings. Dow Delivers 14th Consecutive Quarter of Year-Over-Year Operating EPS, EBITDA and EBITDA Margin Expansion. Read More

  • Science that Connects: Dow Adhesives for Packaging, Textiles and Hygiene

    Further to The Dow Chemical Company’s (Dow) strong footprint and market leading portfolio of high-performing adhesives products, Dow is announcing an increased commitment to growth and innovation of its Dow Adhesives portfolio for the Packaging, Textiles and Hygiene markets under the theme of “Science that Connects.” Read More

  • Dow and Heritage Conservancy Collaborate to Preserve Croydon Woods in Bucks County

    Heritage Conservancy and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) are collaborating to preserve Croydon Woods, located between Bristol and Croydon, Pennsylvania. As part of this collaboration, Heritage Conservancy acquires the 80-acre parcel of the land from Rohm and Haas Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow, which was transferred for preservation purposes and will remain green space in perpetuity. Croydon Woods is one of the last remaining wooded wetland forests in the region and the transfer also received support from Bucks County and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Read More

  • 2014 Sustainability Highlights

    2014 marked best-ever performance on many of Dow’s 2015 Sustainability Goals. Explore this infographic to learn more about the great sustainability strides made by Dow in 2014. Read More

  • Creating Safer, More Sustainable Communities

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

  • Sustainability External Advisory Council (SEAC)

    SEAC is a group of outside experts who provide Dow with a unique perspective on sustainability issues. Read More

  • Sustainability- At The Core of All We Do

    Our approach to “Sustainable Chemistry” minimizes our footrprint every step of the way, but also provides value to customers. Read More

  • Our Human Element Heroes

    Dow scientist-heroes like Dave Bank help solve complex challenges, enhance Dow’s reputation, and fuel our growth. Read More

  • Science of Soap: 'Clean Tech' Innovation Prevents Infection, Saves Lives

    Washing hands with soap is a proven way to prevent the spread of life-threatening diseases, especially among children. Read More

  • Redefining the Role of Business to Achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals

    This month, as the UN launches its new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we must look to the private sector for leadership in achieving them. Read More

  • Three Dow Researchers Named Fellows of the Society of Plastics Engineers

    The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that researchers Bharat Chaudhary, Ph.D., Stéphane Costeux, Ph.D. and Mridula (Babli) Kapur, Ph.D. have been elected as fellows of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). Read More

  • Dow’s Microfoaming Technology to Help Mitigate the Carbon Footprint of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    As the Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Games and the Official Carbon Partner of Rio 2016, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has launched an innovative Microfoaming Technology for the packaging industry in Latin America. Read More

  • Chemical Industry Can Be A Driver Of Sustainable Change

    According to Neil Hawkins, Chief Sustainability Officer, Dow, the need for global sustainability represents an opportunity for the chemical industry. Read More

  • Dow Wins US Water Prize

    The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has been awarded the prestigious U.S. Water Prize by the U.S. Water Alliance for its work in promoting and enabling more sustainable use and management of water by companies across the water value chain. Read More

  • Dow Joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation Circular Economy 100

    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

  • With 100 Days to Rio 2016, Dow Solutions Are Helping Brazil Deliver A Successful Olympic Games and A Sustainable Legacy

    As the countdown clock marks 100 days to the Opening Ceremony of the first Olympic Games in South America, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), the Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Games and Official Carbon Partner of Rio 2016 is helping Rio de Janeiro to deliver an unforgettable event. Read More

  • Dow Increases Clean Energy Targets Aligned to 2025 Goals

    Today, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) advances its vision to accelerate the development of cost-effective clean energy alternatives and reduce carbon emissions by increasing its clean energy target from 400 MW to 750 MW by 2025. Read More

  • Dow open to collaborative approaches to meet global sustainability challenges

    The chemical industry is facing several challenges in the volatile and globalised world in which it presently operates, and arguably nothing is as vital as ensuring a sustainable future for itself. Read More

  • Dow’s Peter Trefonas, Ph.D., to Receive Prestigious Perkin Medal

    The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), America Group, announced today that Peter Trefonas, Ph.D., corporate fellow in Electronic Materials at The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), has won the 2016 SCI Perkin Medal. Read More

  • Dow Announces 2016 Commitment to Habitat for Humanity

    The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today it will partner with Habitat for Humanity International again for the 34th consecutive year through financial, product and employee volunteer contributions, to help build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Read More

  • Dow and Russell Collaborate on Wearable Technology Featuring Intellifresh™-Powered Apparel

    The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and Russell Brands, LLC are announcing a collaboration to provide advanced odor and freshness protection to apparel performance products using Dow’s patented SILVADUR™ technology. Products treated with this technology will feature the Intellifresh™ brand Read More

  • Dow Receives Its 10th Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

    Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) is the recipient of a Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its Instinct® nitrogen stabilizer. Read More

  • Dow Announces Settlement in Urethanes Opt-Out Case Litigation

    The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has entered into a settlement agreement to resolve the Urethanes Opt-Out case litigation. Read More

  • Dow Solutions Sustainable Santa

    This year, Dow launched its 2025 Sustainability Goals, which aim to help lead the transition to a more sustainable planet and society. In the spirit of the Goals and the holidays, we took on one of the most festive sustainability challenges of all: Santa Claus. Here, we show how Dow products and solutions could help make his suit, workshop, sleigh and snacks better for people and the planet. Read More

  • Dow Honored at 2016 Edison Awards

    Dow Building and Construction, a business group of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), was honored at the 2016 Edison Awards in the Energy and Sustainability category with a gold for their LIQUIDARMOR™ CM Flashing and Sealant. Read More

  • Abhishek Roy of Dow to Receive 13th Annual SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal Breakthrough New Chemistry Improves Water Purification Membranes

    The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), America Section, will award the 13th annual SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal to Abhishek Roy, Ph.D. Roy is the lead product research and development manager and technical platform leader for the reverse osmosis (RO) membrane chemistry platform of Dow Energy and Water Solutions. Read More


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COLLABORATIONS

Dow collaborates with universities, organizations and institutions around the world in the pursuit of innovative new products, technologies, and sustainable solutions. Learn more >

ACADEMIC

Dow nurtures productive partnerships with key universities around the world.

INDUSTRY

Dow plays an important role in many chemical trade associations and professional organizations.

GOVERNMENT

Working with government agencies around the world to advance the role of science in society.

NGO

Dow supports several NGOs in its advance of sustainable solutions to global challenges.

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Provides outside perspectives on sustainability issues facing the company.