Responsible Chemistry

Integral to Our Safety, Integral to Our Business

Dow is committed to protecting people and the environment and is an industry leader in setting standards for higher performance.

EH&S Policies and Principles

We work with customers and suppliers to ensure our products are handled safely and advocate Responsible Care® principles across the business value chain.

Safe Handling Techniques: Proper handling precautions, safety equipment and personnel training are essential when handling and using caustic soda in supported applications.

Download a copy of The Caustic Soda Solution Handbook (225KB PDF) for more information on safety precautions and preventative measures.

Emergency Information: View Emergency Contacts and Procedures.

Technical Help: For more specific product and application support, including Sales Specifications and Safety Data Sheets (SDS), please Contact Us.

Responsible Care

For more than a decade, we have embraced and advocated Responsible Care®, a voluntary, worldwide initiative of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) launched in 1988. Through Responsible Care®, we are committed to no accidents, injuries or harm to the environment and to continually improving our performance. Learn more about the initiative.

Sustainability 2025

At Dow, we are committed to reducing the environmental footprint of our manufacturing operations and to applying our science and innovation to deliver sustainable solutions to markets around the world. Find out how Dow is taking active steps around the globe to reduce its energy needs.

REACH and Dow

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances, or “REACH", ensures that risks associated with chemical substances are managed consistently throughout the European Union (EU). REACH requires companies to identify, collect, evaluate, document and submit data to EU authorities on intrinsic properties and uses of the chemical substances they manufacture or import.

Dow is here to help you with REACH. Read more about how to access REACH-relevant information or get specific product information

Trade Associations

Chlor-Alkali Industry Associations – Learn more about an individual trade association by visiting their web site.

The Chlorine Institute

The Chlorine Institute exists to support the Chlor-Alkali Industry and its associated products by fostering the continuous evaluation of and improvements to safety and the protection of human health and the environment connected with the production and use of chlorine.

Euro Chlor

As the European federation representing the producers of chlorine and its derivatives, Euro Chlor plays a key communications and representation role in listening and responding to society's concerns about product sustainability and the possible impact of chlorine chemistry on our environment and health.


Clorsur's mission is to organize and implement initiatives within its sphere of operations that promote the chlorine, alkali and derivative Latin American Industry, working with the government and the public in the fields of health, safety and environment.

Chlorine Chemistry Division (C2) of the American Chemistry Council

The Chlorine Chemistry Division of the American Chemistry Council is a national trade association based in Arlington, VA representing the manufacturers and users of chlorine and chlorine-related products. Chlorine is widely used as a disease-fighting disinfection agent, as a basic component in pharmaceuticals and myriad other products that are essential to modern life.

World Chlorine Council

The World Chlorine Council (WCC) coordinates international efforts to improve understanding and awareness of the benefits of chlorine chemistry; further the practice and understanding of responsible stewardship; and anticipate and respond to relevant health, environmental and public policy issues.

The Canadian Chlorine Chemistry Council (C4) is an alliance of associations and companies devoted to the responsible use of chlorine chemistry. They facilitate dialogue and promote coordinated action in Canada among key stakeholders in order to bring about a balanced view of chlorine chemistry to enable society to make informed, science-based decisions on issues involving chlorine. C4's vision is: The responsible and sustainable use of chlorine chemistry resulting in societal benefit recognized by the public.