Sustainable Chemistry Index
Sustainable chemistry is our “cradle-to-cradle” concept that drives us to use resources more efficiently, to minimize our footprint, provide value to our customers and stakeholders, deliver solutions for customer needs and enhance the quality of life of current and future generations.

Dow's Sustainable Chemistry Index helps us drive innovation and measure our progress as we deliver smart solutions to customers:

  • Provides Dow businesses clear picture of their profile
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement
  • Focuses business strategies on most significant sustainability impacts for those products
  • Provides a mechanism for external stakeholders to track our progress
  • Reinforces our corporate strategy to “Set the Standard for Sustainability”

The index blends several factors to determine products that have sustainable chemistry advantages:
Q1: Renewable/Recycled Content
Q2: Resource Management
Q3: Life Cycle Benefit
Q4: Manufacturing Efficiency
Q5: Social Need
Q6: Manufacturing/Transportation
Q7: Product Application
Q8: Public Policy/End Of Life