Dow Releases 2014 Sustainability Highlights

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  • 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 Implements Sustainable Agriculture in Brazil as Part of Carbon Mitigation Program for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), the “Official Chemistry Company” of the Olympic Games and Official Carbon Partner of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee today announced that Dow AgroSciences Brazil is working with Brazilian farmers from the state of Mato Grosso to implement more sustainable agricultural practices that will generate climate benefits for the mitigation of Rio 2016’s direct carbon footprint.

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.