MIDLAND, MICHIGAN - August 28, 2012
Posted publicly every quarter, The Dow Chemical Company’s (NYSE: DOW) 2015 Sustainability Goals Update is now available on dow.com. The second-quarter 2012 report includes sustainability case studies and progress updates for each of the Company’s seven Sustainability Goals, which were established in 2006.
In June, Dow declared Omega-9 Healthy Oils from Dow AgroSciences as the company’s first “Breakthrough to a World Challenge” for its positive impact on society and healthy diets. As part of its ongoing collaboration with The Nature Conservancy to incorporate the value of ecosystem services into business decision-making, Dow also announced the location of the collaboration’s second pilot site in Santa Vitória, Brazil. Then company leaders participated in Rio+ 20, providing industry perspectives on policies and solutions that drive sustainable development.
Some story highlights from the second quarter report that illustrate how Dow people are bringing solutions to the forefront through unique collaborations 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.
- Light Weighting Vehicles with Carbon Fiber Composites
- CTO Receives Malcolm E. Pruitt Award for Collaborative Innovation
- World Water Day 2012: Helping to Solve the Global Water Crisis
Partners for Change
We are leaders in advancing all aspects of sustainability, openly collaborating with customers, suppliers, communities, civil society and governments.
- Sharing Best Practices with Universities to Increase Lab Safety
- Dow and The Nature Conservancy Announce 2nd Pilot Site in Brazil
- Strengthening Environmental Education in India
Smart Solutions for Today
Our technologies enable our customers, and their customers, to develop more sustainable products and service.
- Solar Shingles Awarded Gold for Best New Product
- R&D 100 Awards Recognize Dow for Polymeric Flame Retardant
- New Production Facility for Manufacturing Solar Films
Our infrastructure has a positive impact on our company, our communities and ourselves; our operations are a model for others, wherever we operate.
- The Nature Conservancy Honors Dow as Corporate Conservation Leader
- Dow Named One of “China’s Top 100 Green Companies 2012”
- Liveris Receives Inspired Leadership Award from The Performance Theatre
For more information about Dow’s sustainability practices, visit www.dow.com/sustainability.
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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