Midland, MI - February 17, 2012
Corporate Knights today announced its inaugural S&P 500 Clean Capitalism Ranking, listing The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) as one of the top 20 S&P 500 companies honored for social and environmental leadership. Dow ranked seventh on the list and was also the top ranked chemical company.
Companies were analyzed across 11 quantitative indicators addressing workplace safety, resource use and environmental emissions. Metrics included direct and indirect energy consumption, carbon dioxide (CO2) and CO2-equivalent emissions, water use and waste generation.
"External recognition is an important measure of a company’s transparency, and a testimony to the performance and impact of Dow people,” said Neil Hawkins, Dow's vice president of Sustainability and EH&S. "We are pleased to have a place within the Corporate Knights’ inaugural rankings, as the leader of the chemical industry."
Dow's 2015 Sustainability Goals drive the Company’s performance and transparency around addressing world challenges though sustainable chemistry, protection of human health and the environment, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency and conservation.
More information about Dow's 2015 Sustainability Goals can be found at http://www.dow.com/sustainability/commit.htm.
For more information about the S&P 500 Clean Capitalism Rankings, visit www.corporateknights.com/SP500_CleanCap.
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 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 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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