Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) and Sustainability Careers

Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) and Sustainability Careers

Dow professionals in Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) and Sustainability have a shared commitment to protect people and the planet. Members of Dow’s EH&S and Sustainability team work together to enable Dow’s success by providing Product Safety Services for the company’s more than 6,000 products while site EH&S Services provide support for Dow’s operations at over 200 locations in 35 countries around the world.

Our EH&S and Sustainability team works with academia, government, environmental groups and other companies to minimize the impact of industry on the environment and to achieve new levels of corporate citizenship. Their efforts result in industry records at many Dow sites and extensive recognition from communities, governments, activists and the news media.

Professional Roles

We offer many opportunities to develop expertise and leadership in these EH&S and Sustainability sub-functions:

EH&S Delivery
Develops facility-specific EH&S training and determines training requirements and standards. Tracks and communicates overall EH&S performance, influences and intervenes with respect to EH&S.

Emergency Services and Security
Our Emergency Services and Security professionals are industry leaders in Emergency and Security Preparedness and Response.

Environmental Regulatory Management
Provides regulatory expertise on EH&S, and implementation support to Dow sites and businesses. Advocates Dow positions with external stakeholders and develops external research organizations, including government and academia. In addition to consulting, the Epidemiology Expertise Center conducts studies to ensure company products are safe for customers, employees and communities.

Provides technical expertise and support to address health-related issues through consultation with business leaders and external research organizations, including government and academia. In addition to consulting, the Epidemiology Expertise Center conducts studies to ensure company products are safe for customers, employees and communities.

Industrial Hygiene
Provides technical expertise on exposure assessment to Dow businesses and their customers. In addition, provides consultation and guidelines on health-related issues like respiratory protection and ergonomics.

Life Cycle Assessment
Plays an integral part in Dow’s externally recognized Sustainability program and helps promote life cycle thinking by creating Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) with our business leaders. Interacts with Dow businesses and with partners in the value chain and academia. Our sustainable chemistry concept is designed to promote life cycle thinking within Dow and considers social as well as environmental aspects in our assessments. LCA is a powerful tool, not only for Dow, but also for the value chain, consumers, and governments.

Occupational Health
Provides a comprehensive set of occupational health services as well as consulting to Dow leadership, businesses, and other functions such as Public Affairs & Government Affairs and Human Resources. Occupational Health staff members have a key role in driving the success of Dow’s health strategy.

Process Safety
Leads the creation and application of multiple advanced specialized Hazard Assessment methods for all Dow Facilities and projects globally. In addition, executes complex studies as part of advanced quantitative fixed asset hazard assessments and for Land Use Planning, as required per Process Risk Management Standard.

Product Sustainability
Involved in company-wide interactions to support the sustainable development, manufacturing, and sale of new and existing products. In addition to ensuring products are safe for people and the environment; Product Sustainability team members champion the development and implementation of product sustainability strategies for Dow’s various businesses. Many members work with external stakeholders, such as the value chain partners and regulators, in order to improve risk characterization and management practices.

Provides specialty-specific expertise and advice to Dow business through the Toxicology Expertise Center and Research Laboratory. Conducts laboratory-based studies to understand and address human and environmental health, regulatory and product stewardship concerns.


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