Offering food solutions to address global health challenges and fight food waste.
Dow has a legacy of innovation, leadership and action in sustainability. By helping lead the transition to a sustainable planet and society we aim to advance the well-being of humanity. At Dow Food Solutions we offer food manufacturers with products to help address global health challenges and fight food waste.
Dow is committed to building a sustainable business based on renewable resources. Our portfolio of cellulosics and their derivatives are produced from sustainably sourced, bio-based raw materials. To improve the resource efficiency of our own operations, Dow has established goals for waste avoidance, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, material reuse or recycling, water and energy conservation. Our manufacturing facilities are accredited to ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard.
The growing incidence of lifestyle diseases like diabetes and obesity are triggering a rise in consumer demand for healthier foods. Vegetarian and vegan products are growing trends due to concerns for human health, animal welfare, and sustainability. Furthermore, there are an increasing number of people worldwide being diagnosed with intolerance to gluten (Celiac disease).
To address these lifestyle diseases and changing consumer demands, Dow Food Solutions offers food manufacturers with easy-to-use, cost-effective, plant-based food products that offer a combination of functional benefits for gluten-free foods, egg-free foods, fat replacement, oil uptake reduction and vegetarian or vegan products.
Fighting Food Waste
One third of the food produced in the world for human consumption— approximately 1.3 billion tons — goes to waste every year. Meanwhile, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), approximately 795 million people are undernourished globally. Food waste not only leads to millions of hungry people and wasted resources; it also needlessly produces greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to global warming.
At Dow Food Solutions we endeavor to help reduce food waste by providing food manufacturers with polymers to improve a product’s stability and shelf life.