Dow Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for 15th Time

Company continues to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability following launch of 2025 Sustainability Goals

MIDLAND, MI - September 10, 2015

Today, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index as one of the top performers in the global chemical industry, marking the 15th time Dow has received this recognition since the launch of the index. This year’s announcement ties Dow as the longest-standing representative in the chemical category since the list’s inception in 1999.

With only 10 chemical companies named to the World Index in 2015, Dow is proud to be recognized for sustainability performance in the top 10 percent of the chemical industry. In addition, Dow received a perfect score of 100 on the Climate Strategy and Customer Relationship Management sections, demonstrating the Company’s unique strengths of working closely with customers to develop differentiated, science-based solutions to address today’s global challenges.

“Through our 2025 Sustainability Goals, Dow will help lead the transition to a more sustainable economy and society,” said Neil Hawkins, Dow’s corporate vice president for environment, health and safety (EH&S) and chief sustainability officer. “From the ‘footprint’ of our operations, to the positive ‘handprint’ of our products, to the development of new ‘blueprints' for a more sustainable world, we are proud to be embarking on the third decade of rigorous sustainability goal-setting at Dow. Today’s announcement marks the latest milestone in our sustainability journey, and we are both proud and humbled to be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 15th time.”

“Dow’s recognition in the index reflects the Company’s science and technology leadership through ongoing commitment to addressing pressing global challenges while driving profitable growth for investors,” said Howard Ungerleider, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Dow remains committed to sustainability, setting the standard through public goal-setting, metrics and transparent reporting. Announced in 2015, the Company’s aggressive 2025 Sustainability Goals seek to redefine the role of business in society, focusing on unlocking the potential of people and science, valuing nature and collaborating courageously. More information on Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals, including detailed metrics and progress reports, can be found at

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, 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 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 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

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