Midland, MI - February 15, 2012
Posted publicly every quarter, The Dow Chemical Company’s (NYSE: DOW) 2015 Sustainability Goals Update is now available on dow.com. The fourth-quarter report includes sustainability case studies and progress updates for each of the Company’s seven Sustainability Goals, which were established in 2006.
In October, Dow announced the winners of its third annual Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Awards program at a ceremony at the University of California, Berkeley. This program has already generated solutions from enterprising students that are making a difference in real-world applications. The 2012 program will include an increase in participating strategic universities.
The company is ahead of pace for most of its 2015 goal targets, including the transformational Sustainable Chemistry goal and a number of likely candidates for the Breakthroughs to World Challenges goal.
Some story highlights from the fourth quarter report that illustrate how Dow people are bringing solutions to the forefront through unique collaboration and innovative science around the world:
Innovations for Tomorrow
We contribute to the sustainability of society and our planet by developing innovative technologies for current and future markets.
- Design to Zero Competition Announces 32 Team Finalists
- European Grant for Next Generation Insulation Solutions
- Groundbreaking Research in Plastics Manufacturing
Partners for Change
We are leaders in advancing all aspects of sustainability, openly collaborating with customers, suppliers, communities, civil society and governments.
- Exploring New Battery Materials with Argonne
- Dow Brazil Sustainability Training Center
- Volunteers Participate in Braakman Nature Reserve Conservation in The Netherlands
Smart Solutions for Today
Our technologies enable our customers, and their customers, to develop more sustainable products and service.
- Solar Shingles Earns Multiple Safety and Performance Certifications
- Life Cycle Assessment Shows Environmental Advantages for INFUSETM
- Dow AgroSciences Recognized with International Award
Our infrastructure has a positive impact on our company, our communities and ourselves; our operations are a model for others, wherever we operate.
- 2012 Green Cross for Safety Medal from National Safety Council
- Employees Volunteer in Over 50 Great American Cleanup Events Nationwide
- Dow Among the most sustainable Companies in Brazil
For more information about Dow’s sustainability practices, visit www.dow.com/sustainability.
About The Dow Chemical Company
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
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