Dow is a leader in advancing science and sustainability, openly collaborating with customers, academia, suppliers, communities and governments.

PARTNERS FOR CHANGE

Through collaboration we create better products, solve some of society’s greatest challenges, and create a more sustainable world. Over the years we have nurtured successful collaborative partnerships with dozens of organizations and institutions around the world in pursuit of these shared goals.

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Academics

Dow has established strategic partnerships and collaborations with academic institutions across the globe to advance scientific research and develop the next generation of scientists and leaders.

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Industry

Dow is an active supporter and participant in chemical trade associations and professional organizations around the world aimed at promoting the importance of chemistry. Through the company's financial funding, executive leadership, technical expertise and sharing of best practices in sustainability and chemicals management, Dow is a leader in helping to advance chemistry as uniquely able to provide solutions to the world's greatest challenges.

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GOVERNMENT

Dow works with governmental institutions and agencies worldwide to advance the role of chemistry in solving the world's greatest challenges. Collaborations and research partnerships enable Dow to share information and insight into key scientific applications and combine strengths in pursuit of breakthrough solutions. Dow also supports the development of responsible, science-based laws, regulations, standards, practices and procedures that safeguard the community, workplace and environment.

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NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) play an important role in advocating for sustainable solutions to the world's greatest challenges, as well as impacting public perceptions regarding the safety of chemicals in commerce. Dow has ongoing and active partnerships with influential NGOs to share information, develop research initiatives, collaborate on innovative solutions and best practices and find common ground on key science and sustainability issues.

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In 2011, Dow and The Nature Conservancy established a collaboration to help Dow and other companies recognize, value and incorporate nature into business goals and decisions.

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ADVISORY COUNCIL

Dow's Sustainability External Advisory Council (SEAC) was established in 1992 to bring a diverse outside perspective on environment, health, safety, and sustainability issues facing the company.