The environment, and resource conservation are as important to us as they are to you. At Seadrift we make them critical considerations at every stage of our products' lives. As a participant in the chemical industry's global Responsible Care® program, Seadrift Operations works to provide you with materials that can be manufactured, transported, used and disposed of safely.
In every corner of the world, demand for sophisticated consumer goods grows. We focus on providing solutions that improve products from the inside, out and outside, in. Seadrift’s technological advances are used in nearly everything we touch, watch and wear. From plastics to personal care items, our products make great things more fun, comfortable and environmentally–friendly. Together, we make it simple to be simply better. Seadrift Operations demonstrates this commitment in many ways:
Seadrift Operations is a great example of wildlife co-existing with industry. On-site wetlands provide a residence to an abundance of wildlife and safe-haven for a wide variety of migratory species of birds. With wetlands along the Victoria Barge Canal, you can find anything from alligators to hundreds of migratory birds. Furthermore, the In-Plant Lagoon Stormwater Management Wetland aligns to the Valuing Nature Goal of Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals. It is an excellent example of how Dow has used green infrastructure instead of grey infrastructure to realize cost savings and increase natural capital. It provides habitat for various wetland species while providing stormwater management benefits.
We are also involved in projects to conserve energy and water and recycle cardboard, paper, wood, oils, solvents, and metal which is a win for both Dow and the environment we all share.
Dow Sustainability Education Center
The Dow Sustainability Education Center is a classroom that has been transformed into an interactive environment where students can learn about sustainable concepts and practices. Professional quality exhibits from local businesses, including Dow's Seadrift Operations, and the Calhoun County School District are on display inside the center, Students will visit the center on school field trips and families can visit the center together in the evenings. The center, located at the corner of Ash and Virginia Streets in Port Lavaca, is open to the Public Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Dow partnered with the Calhoun County Independent School District to bring a residential electronics recycling event to Port Lavaca; the event collected 13,469 pounds of E-Waste in just 3 hours! Dow is proud to sponsor additional E-Waste Day’s in the future.
Great American Cleanup and Texas Trash Off
As part of its sponsorship to Keep America Beautiful, Dow Seadrift Operations provides funding, supplies and volunteers for annual cleanup events. Most recently 19 Dow employees and family members volunteered for the Great American Cleanup and beautified the campus of Victoria Christian School. Dow looks forward to helping to Keep America Beautiful for years to come.