"Amid COVID-19 uncertainty, our frontline responders make me certain we will persevere. We owe them our gratitude and all the support we can."
Chairman and CEO
These are extraordinary times. This crisis has shattered so many hearts around the world, and our thoughts and prayers are with those victims.
We have a responsibility to support the people and supply chains that are vital to containing COVID-19 and maintaining our collective well-being. We’re especially indebted to the heroes who are risking their lives to treat the sick.
As a manufacturer of the raw materials behind personal protective equipment, hand sanitizer, disinfectants, IV bags, food ingredients and packaging, it's our duty to help meet the overwhelming demand for these and many other supplies.
Right now, there are well-publicized supply shortages in many of these areas. That's why – even as we double and triple-down on employee safety procedures – the vast majority of our operations are running full steam ahead. Note that Dow does not typically make finished consumer products. Rather, we supply raw materials and intermediate chemistries to formulators and brand owners who then manufacture and distribute their final products for consumer markets. The assets we run to manufacture these chemistries are already fully committed to customers and products that serve society’s most basic needs.
To this end, the chemical sector has been designated as critical infrastructure in many of the worlds’ largest economies, therefore our manufacturing sites are widely excluded from governmental shutdown orders. We continue to follow all guidelines issued by the World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as we manage daily operations. Local laws and restrictions in specific countries around the world are also being followed.
These are some of the critical applications Dow materials help produce:
Here's how we will continue to keep our employees safe. This is our path forward.
Our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees – in our manufacturing sites, R&D facilities, and sales and administrative offices around the world. That's why we've implemented strict hygiene practices and are taking every possible precaution to protect each member of the Dow family. Some of these measures include:
We’re partnering with nonprofits, governments, and businesses around the world to aid frontline workers and help protect vulnerable populations.This includes ramping up raw material production for safety and hygiene products, donating personal protective equipment, manufacturing hand sanitizer, developing an open-source face shield design, and contributing $3 million for relief efforts. We're continually exploring new ways to put our resources to good use at this critical moment in history.
View the timeline of our measures to date by clicking the button below.
Essential products manufactured by Sartorius, using Sü dpack polymer films made from Dow resins, support safe and effective vaccine production for global vaccine supply
Dow Thailand, a global materials science leader, has teamed up with four business partners, Captain Coating Company Limited, Bangkok Foam Company Limited, Bangkok Cable Company Limited, and Eastern Polymer Group Public Company Limited to provide support for COVID-19 field hospitals and community isolation centers in Rayong.
This contribution helps speed up the process of immunization across Brazil's population.
June 10, 2021
In the United States, as a result of the pandemic and racial injustice crisis, teachers are facing new, unprecedented challenges and resources are often limited.
In the past year, the importance of reliable information and communication technologies (ICTs) has been reinforced like never before.
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated innovation throughout the healthcare industry as scientists and researchers collaborated on efforts to stop the virus from spreading.
These organizations collaborated to build a multifunctional warehouse in Suba that will serve more than 300 waste pickers as they carry out recycling efforts safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 5, 2021
Dow and Solvay have recently handed over another batch of 30,000 liters of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to Bangkok Governor to disinfect public areas such as fresh markets and public buildings.
January 28, 2021
Dow, ALPLA, Recamier, Viappiani Caribbean Biofuels, Cartones America, and Asocaña, supported by the ANDI Chemical Industry Committee, joined forces to donate to the Chocó and North Santander departments to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the inhabitants of these regions.
The pandemic continues to negatively affect the lives of many people in Turkey and around the world.
December 20, 2020
Dow Saudi Arabia recently donated surplus computer equipment to The Computer Rehabilitation Charitable Organization, a nonprofit organization that collects, refurbishes and distributes used computers to educational and social institutions in the Kingdom.
In alignment with a six-year long strategic framework, Dow Argentina and Habitat for Humanity Argentina took action to develop and promote access to better building and sanitary conditions for vulnerable populations.
October 5, 2020
Dow Izolan JV provided the City Hospital No. 2 in Vladimir with personal protective equipment and a new mobile electrocardiograph to be used in the “red zone”.
As COVID-19 continues to spread in the US, many schools are opting to provide remote learning for students. As teachers across the country are preparing to share their classrooms and lesson plans virtually, they’re facing new technological challenges.
September 15, 2020
It has been 6 months since quarantines measures were first declared in Metro Manila. More than 240,000 cases and almost 4,000 deaths have been confirmed with the number of new cases ranged from 1,900 to 4,200 daily in August and September.
September 2, 2020
Connell and Dow made the presentation of two million milliliters of FDA-approved sanitizer to the Minister of Health and Sport Dr. Myint Htwe. The Department of Public Health will distribute the sanitizer, packaged in 1,000-milliliter bottles, to four government hospitals.
August 17, 2020
Dow-Mitsui Polychemicals (MDP) donated 7,000 sheets of tailor-made face shields to hospitals, local municipalities and Minato School for the Children with Special Needs in Tokyo.
July 27, 2020
Dow and Plan International work together to reduce the impact COVID-19 is having on the education and future opportunities of young people, especially vulnerable adolescents and those at risk of exclusion in Spain.
July 27, 2020
Amidst the global pandemic, Dow Portugal donates 4,000 euros to Cerciesta, a cooperative supporting the education and rehabilitation of people with disabilities.
July 8, 2020
In the midst of a cold winter and the uncertain covid-19 situation in Australia, Dow in partnership with Foodbank Victoria will make available more than 28,000 meals to underprivileged low-income families in the Australian state of Victoria, bringing relief to those who are struggling from the impact of the covid-19 pandemic.
June 5, 2020
As part of the consolidated partnership between Dow Italia and Politecnico di Milano, the Dow site in Mozzate recently supported an important project of the university for the preparation of a sanitizing solution called Polichina, created following the WHO's recipe in response to the current COVID-19 emergency.
May 26, 2020
Dow has partnered with Citi and LEAP Africa, a youth-focused leadership development NGO to provide relief support to low income communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.
May 18, 2020
Dow has partnered with Egyptian Food Bank to provide food relief to disadvantaged communities, extensively affected by Covid-19 pandemic in Cairo and Giza cities under their “Supporting Day Labor” campaign.
May 14, 2020
Companies create an alternative PPE solution to quickly address diminishing supply of N95 respirators and masks for healthcare workers.
Open-source design available for download to encourage additional production.
Funds will be distributed to community foundations and economic development corporations in Midland, Bay, Isabella and Saginaw counties.
Sites in North America, Latin America, and Europe expected to produce more than 200 metric tons, equivalent to more than 880,000 eight-ounce bottles.
Our industry should be focused on three things as we move forward through this crisis: running our businesses safely, meeting world challenges, and sustaining our commitments to sustainability.
Donations will go towards global relief organizations, as well as non-profits in communities where Dow operates.
Amid COVID-19 uncertainty, our frontline responders make me certain we will persevere. We owe them our gratitude and support.
Dow is producing hand sanitizers for pharmacies and hospitals in Germany.
Nothing is more important to Dow than safety, and we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and well-being of all our colleagues, customers, suppliers and the broader global community.