As the Official Carbon Partner of the first Olympic Games in South America, Dow has committed to delivering third-party-verified primary climate benefits of 500,000 tons of CO2e by 2026 to balance the owned emissions of the Organizing Committee. Dow and Rio 2016 are also collaborating to enable an additional carbon gain of 1.5 million tonnes of CO2e to address the emissions beyond the direct control and influence of the Organizing Committee, such as those caused by travel, lodging and other activities.

Together, we are using the Olympic Games as a catalyst to implement energy-efficient and low-carbon technologies across major sectors of the Brazilian economy – food production, industry and infrastructure – demonstrating the power of innovation to reduce carbon emissions.

We selected Environmental Resources Management (ERM) to provide third-party validation of the Project Plans against the Dow Climate Solutions Framework and verify GHG emission reduction.

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