Sustainability Through Sports

Dow combines the power of sport and science with the power of collaboration to catalyze action on climate change and help build a sustainable future. Our strategic partnerships with organizations from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to International Sports Federations advance best-in-class technologies and deliver sustainability gains to society. Sport is our starting point. A sustainable future is our destination.


2020 Dow Carbon Partnership Report

This is the end of “business as usual.” Download the 2020 Dow Carbon Partnership report to see how, through collaborations within the Olympic Movement, we help create scalable solutions and work locally with businesses to go beyond purchasing offsets. Together, we’re focused on climate action that delivers real results and leaves a positive carbon legacy.

Our Impact Since 2014

Dow has a rich legacy in the world of sports. Dow was the Official Carbon Partner of the Organizing Committees of the Olympic Games Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 and is now not only a Worldwide Partner and the Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Movement but also the Official Carbon Partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

In these roles, Do has brought materials science expertise, technologies and science-based solutions to develop and implement carbon mitigation programs and deliver climate benefits that extend the program's reach and influence globally.

To date, the cumulative GHG reductions from Dow’s three carbon programs, which include Sochi 2014, Rio 2016 and the IOC programs, have reached more than 5 million tonnes of CO2e. By 2026, the programs are expected to exceed 6 million tonnes in CO2 reductions.

Download our reports below:

Within these reports, we describe Dow’s efforts to build capacity, drive change and achieve the adoption of low-carbon technologies. We hope the lessons learnt will provide actionable advice to organizations across sectors to help build effective partnerships and accelerate the introduction of more sustainable technologies globally.

Sustainable Future Programs: The Triple Win Opportunity

Collaborating in new and meaningful ways is essential for the transition to a sustainable society. Through our “Leading the Blueprint” 2025 Sustainability Goal, Dow is focused on developing collaborative blueprints that integrate public policy solutions, science and technology, and value chain innovation.

Our Sustainable Future programs are designed to support sustainability strategies of partners and create a positive and lasting legacy, while also offering a collaborative blueprint that others can follow.

We leverage Dow’s broad technology portfolio in applications that have the potential to generate significant long-term climate benefits including:

  • Enabling a Low-Carbon Future
  • Advancing a Circular Economy
  • Enhancing the Built Environment

The Dow Climate Solutions Framework

Our Sustainable Future programs follow the principles outlined in Dow’s Climate Solutions Framework.

Dow has created an innovative Climate Solutions Framework to encourage wider adoption of technologies and activities to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Originally developed for events, the Framework allows organizations, in collaboration with industry partners, to implement a structured, yet flexible, approach to quantify and offset the impacts of their activities while also leaving a positive legacy through the adoption of innovative low-carbon technologies. Incorporating existing best practices in GHG measurement and reporting, The Framework takes a rigorous approach to the development of a portfolio of GHG mitigation projects.

Green golf course with red spectator stands and sand pit

Pioneering a New Level of Sustainability in Golf

Can sporting events actually work to build more sustainable communities? We think so. During its inaugural year on the LPGA Tour, the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, was the first ever professional tournament to receive a GEO Certification in its first year – and the first LPGA Tour event to do so, ever. With the foundation set, Dow and its partners are seeking to break new ground and create a blueprint for other sports tournaments to follow.




Sport Can Be a Business Game-Changer

The same chemistry and solutions used to enhance the world of sport, can also enhance the performance, safety and sustainability of applications in other high-growth sectors.