In 2014, Dow had annual sales of approximately $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. Dow's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. Dow is a provider of plastics, chemicals, and agricultural products with a presence in about 180 countries.
Dow and Daily Life:
Chemistry is not a problem, but rather the solution for achieving sustainable development. In fact, chemistry underpins the economy because it enables nearly everything manufactured in the world – leading to more comfortable, healthier, and more productive lives. With human population estimated to increase by as much as 2 billion over the next few decades, the world needs solutions for big challenges like energy, climate change, water, food, housing and health. And Dow has some of the world’s best scientists and engineers dedicated to solving these challenges through innovation. From insulation to light weighting vehicles, from electronic devices to adhesives, from detergents to food packaging, Dow products are found in many aspects of life that benefit people, planet, and the business bottom line.
Dow Chemical and the Olympic Games:
As an Official Worldwide Olympic Partner and the Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Movement through 2020, Dow works closely with Host Cities to provide solutions in fields such as infrastructure, energy, environment, transportation and agriculture. Dow’s partnership with the Olympic Games also allows the company to demonstrate the significant role chemistry plays in our everyday lives.