Leaving A Legacy Of Low-Carbon Technologies In Brazil And Latin America


More than just thrilling competition among the world’s top athletes, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be a showcase for sustainability as Rio de Janeiro is transformed to host the Games. The Rio 2016 Organizing Committee is working to deliver the Games with a low environmental footprint and a positive social legacy.


In support of that effort, Worldwide Olympic Partner Dow became the first partner of the “Abraça” (‘Embrace’) sustainability program and was selected as the Official Carbon Partner of Rio 2016. In this role, Dow is implementing low-carbon technologies in key areas of the Brazilian economy to mitigate 500,000 tons of CO2 equivalents (CO2eq) from organizing and hosting the Games through 3rd party-verified emissions reductions. Dow is also the premier partner of Rio 2016’s education platform “Transforma,” serving as the STEM education partner and helping to expand the program to seven new cities in Brazil.


Additionally, Dow is providing science-based technologies in multiple Olympic venues as well as enhancements to city infrastructure. These solutions and the implementation of the innovative carbon mitigation program across the region will enable Rio to deliver a successful event and climate benefits well beyond the Games.  

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Solutions at Play in the Olympic Games

Dow has a long history of advancing the Olympic Games through innovative and sustainable solutions.


Worldwide Olympic Partners Bridgestone and Dow Team with Rio 2016 to Advance Education through Sport

Aug 22 2016
In an effort to create new educational opportunities for students and teachers across Brazil, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), a global leader in science and innovation, and Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire and rubber company, worked with key stakeholders in cities throughout Brazil to support and evolve Transforma, the official education program of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Dow Innovations are Key to Enabling Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Aug 05 2016
The Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Games celebrates 60 years in Brazil, providing solutions and technologies for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Dow and Rio 2016 Delivering an Unprecedented Carbon Legacy in Brazil

Aug 01 2016
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are making history by leaving a significant legacy of low-carbon technologies in Latin America while set to balance 2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalents (CO2e).

With 100 Days to Rio 2016, Dow Solutions Are Helping Brazil Deliver A Successful Olympic Games and A Sustainable Legacy

Apr 27 2016
As the countdown clock marks 100 days to the Opening Ceremony of the first Olympic Games in South America, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW), the Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Games and Official Carbon Partner of Rio 2016 is helping Rio de Janeiro to deliver an unforgettable event.

Dow’s Microfoaming Technology to Help Mitigate the Carbon Footprint of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Apr 13 2016
As the Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Games and the Official Carbon Partner of Rio 2016, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) has launched an innovative Microfoaming Technology for the packaging industry in Latin America.
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