Purpose, ambition and values

Every answer starts with asking the right questions. This is why we collaborate with our customers and other stakeholders to create, innovate and find solutions to society’s biggest challenges, advancing the world forward.

Male and female colleagues in PPE look at a computer in a warehouse

Our purpose

To deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners.

Our ambition

We want to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world.

Pillars of our ambition


Alongside our customers, we create the materials and solutions that transform our world.


We aim to be easy, enjoyable and effective to do business with through all our digital and personal interactions.


We champion a fully inclusive workforce that reflects the world in which we do business, because it’s the right thing and smart thing to do.


In everything we do, we strive for positive impact on society and the planet.

Our values


Respect for people

Protecting our planet

Elements of Dow's Strategy

Innovation & growth

Operational excellence

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) leadership

Best owner mindset