Message From Ken Hanchey

Dow has long been recognized as a leader in Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) and Houston Operations has demonstrated our commitment with our performance.

The La Porte site has been recognized as an OSHA VPP Star Site since 1994. We received the Star Among Stars – Super Star award for outstanding safety in 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2002 and the Star award for 2003 & 2004.

Much of our success is due to our people being empowered to intervene to prevent an unsafe act. This applies to contract personnel as well. Intervention is not just allowed, it is expected.

The empowerment culture, to make decisions at the lowest level in the organization, is providing improvement in all EH&S areas. We ALL strive to eliminate all injuries, prevent adverse environmental and health impacts, reduce wastes and emissions, and promote resource conservation at every stage of the life cycle of our products.

Waste Reduction Always Pays (WRAP) is not just a slogan. At Houston Operations, we reduced SARA 313 (TRI) emissions by more than 86% from 1994 to 2004.

We are committed to operating facilities at Houston Operations safely and minimizing all environmental impact so that we sustain operations here indefinitely and improve our community. At Dow, protecting people and the environment is part of everything we do and every decision we make. Please see Sustainability for our corporate position.

Ken Hanchey
Responsible Care Leader
Houston Operations