Crisis reveals character – and this moment in history reveals how much spirit and resilience each of us carry.
COVID-19 also reveals how deeply people and institutions – public and private, local and international – depend on one another. We can’t go it alone. Our food supply depends on countless farmers, truck drivers, and grocery store workers. Healthcare professionals can’t save lives safely without supply chains that effectively distribute Personal Protective Equipment, ventilators, disinfectant, hospital beds, and more.
We’ve got to keep these resources flowing.
Since the beginning of this outbreak we’ve engaged with local and international organizations around the world to aid frontline workers and help protect vulnerable populations.
Here’s a timeline of our philanthropic efforts:
Dow, Sartorius and Südpack Medica collaborated to support the global coronavirus vaccination effort by manufacturing bioprocessing bags, which are an essential component for the safe production and transportation of coronavirus vaccines globally.
In the Philippines, Dow employees donated, assembled and delivered 100 care kits to COVID-19 victims in under-resourced communities. Care kits included oximeters, thermometers, vitamins, pain relievers, face masks, disinfectants, and personal messages of encouragement and support.
As the Victorian state of Australia continues with lockdown restrictions, Foodbank Victoria was overwhelmed with requests for food relief. With Dow’s support, they were able to provide the equivalent of more than 31,000 meals to accommodate various multicultural groups and ethnic minorities.
Dow teams up with business partners providing quality products for COVID-19 field hospitals and community isolation centers in Thailand.
In partnership with Accenture, General Motors, Whirlpool, and the United by Vaccine movement, Dow acquired ultrafreezers capable of storing 11.7 million doses of vaccines against Covid-19. This contribution helps speed up the process of immunization across Brazil's population.
Dow Thailand donates 1,442 shirts to volunteers carrying out missions in local villages. They are creating awareness and promoting good health practices in an effort to reduce the chances of infection and spread of COVID-19.
Together with DonorsChoose, we provided crowdsourcing support for schools in Michigan, Texas, Louisiana and Pennsylvania amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Social distancing made evident the digital inequalities between countries and communities and the life-changing potential a WIFI connection has. Dow’s Wire and Cable business, and a grant from the Business Impact Fund further enabled sustainable development in East Ghana through the creation of WiFi infrastructure for 50,000 people.
Bioprocessing Bags Made with Dow Resins Help Researchers Produce COVID-19 Vaccines
Dow and the Dow Company Foundation provide immediate assistance in response to the current COVID-19 healthcare crisis in India, through a partnership with The US India Friendship Alliance, Inc, an affiliate of the U.S. – India Strategic Partnership Forum. Additional support is being provided to community-based organizations in reducing and stopping COVID-19 transmission rates in India.
Grupo Plastilene, Fundación Avina and Dow Colombia collaborate to build a multifunctional warehouse providing greater safety for waste pickers working to separate potentially contaminated waste during COVID-19
Dow continues supporting COVID-19 relief efforts worldwide. Here’s a brief look back at some of the Company’s actions over the last year:
Due to the pandemic situation in Brazil, millions are unemployed and falling below the poverty line. Dow in partnership with United Way Brazil is stepping up to aid in this urgent issue. Together, we’ve delivered basic food packages to 1,800 families from communities near our Dow Brazil sites.
Dow and Solvay donate 30,000 liters of environmental-friendly hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) disinfectants to disinfect public areas such as fresh markets and public buildings in Thailand
United Way Brazil and Dow worked together to provide emergency support for vulnerable families. Through this employee engagement campaign, donations to fill more than 450 basic needs food baskets were collected and delivered around the local community.
New mental health investments for Dow COVID-19 relief, in partnership with local and global nonprofits, donating nearly $500,000 to connect community members and employees to essential services, support and resources for their psychological safety and wellbeing.
Dow provides financial support toward the expansion of free chemistry learning resources – including virtual labs, tutorials and simulations – to high school teachers and students through Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI).
Sixty thousand bottles of antibacterial gel were delivered to more than 14,000 families affected by the devastating winter wave in the Chocó and North Santander areas of Colombia during the pandemic crisis
Teach for America and Dow provide free masks, spray disinfectant, hand sanitizer and face shields to TFA corps members and alumni teaching in Houston-area schools, through a drive thru giveaway.
Dow Turkey, in cooperation with the TIDER, donated food and hygiene packages to over 1000 families in Istanbul and Kocaeli. Donation packages contained basic food that would be adequate to help feed a family, as well as masks and disinfectants that will help protect individuals with inadequate financial status from the epidemic.
In the U.S. Dow partnered with DonorsChoose to support classroom needs in Dow communities, donating $285,000 to fund 519 projects – supporting learning experiences for 41,341 students in 127 schools.
Dow Saudi Arabia donates laptops to Ertiqa to support distance learning for local students in need
While Coronavirus impacted Zeeuws-Vlaanderen Food Bank’s direct distribution of hundreds of food parcels, Dow Terneuzen colleagues provided donations to ensure Zeeland-Flemish families had access to food supplies during the holiday season.
Through United Way Brazil, Dow is working to prevent young students from dropping out of school in search of a job, during the economically challenging pandemic. With this program, students and their parents are encouraged to keep their routine, stay positive and continue their education. This program is accompanied with virtual academic tools, as well as food and sanitary products for these families in need.
Dow contributes pandemic support funding of $120,000 to keep small businesses running in the US Gulf region.
Dow Mexico along with United Way Mexico donated PPE and professional oximeters for health workers to use at the COVID-19 temporary Medical Unit established by Fundación CIE in Mexico City.
Dow Argentina and Habitat for Humanity Argentina promote access to better building and sanitary conditions for vulnerable families.
In Indonesia, Dow announced its support to equip 360 students age 6 - 17 with education kits for remote learning including internet credit to access online education. Additionally Dow is providing 25 laptops to 25 schools in the area for educators to continue teaching from home.
Dow Izolan donates lifesaving equipment to City Hospital in Vladimir in response to COVID-19.
In partnership with United Way Mexico, Dow delivered an isolation capsule, protective coveralls, gowns, gloves and masks to paramedics in Mexico City. These critical PPE materials aided in the safe transport of many COVID-19 patients.
Dow supports student achievement in virtual classrooms by contributing over $200,000 to local schools and community colleges in the U.S. Gulf Coast, funding technologies such as tablets for students, document cameras for teachers and Wi-Fi hotspots in underserved communities.
Dow Philippines continues to show firm commitment and support, helping local communities overcome the global health threat.
Connell and Dow "Team Up to Clean Up" With Hand Sanitizer Produced Locally in Myanmar.
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
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.
Amidst the global pandemic, Dow Portugal donates 4,000 euros to Cerciesta, a cooperative supporting the education and rehabilitation of people with disabilities.
Dow in partnership with Foodbank Victoria made more than 28,000 meals available to underprivileged low-income families struggling from a cold winter and the impact of COVID-19 in Australia
Dow Italy’s Mozzate site supports an initiative of Politecnico di Milano to create a hand sanitizer in response to the COVID-19 emergency
In partnership with Citi and LEAP Africa, Dow provided food relief and safety support to over 8,000 people in Nigeria
In partnership with Egyptian Food Bank, Dow delivers food relief to disadvantaged communities extensively affected by COVID-19 in Cairo and Giza Governorates. Families received food boxes containing essential food supplies including rice, pasta, sugar, peas, dry dates, oil, fava beans, salt, feta cheese and canned beef.
Dow, in collaboration with Ortobom, donates a thousand mattresses to hospitals in Brazil
Dow collaborates with multiple partners to develop and donate Level 2 medical isolation gowns
Whirlpool Corporation, Dow, and Reynolds Consumer Products Collaborate to Manufacture and Donate Much-Needed Respirators through WIN Health Labs, LLC
Dow Japan employees donate to Shinagawa Kid's Cafeteria
DowTarragona’s #PackStudios manufactured and donated over 50,000 m2 of polyethylene film, to be used in the production of protective clothing for frontline and key workers in Tarragona hospitals.
Mexican students from FIRST Robotics team design, develop and distribute more than 100 face shields to local businesses in their community.
Dow Seneffe produces and donates more than 35 tons of isopropanol-based hand sanitizer to support local communities.
Dow supports the Red Cross and food bank to stop the expansion of COVID-19 in Madrid.
Dow Korea Donates 28 Million KRW to Support Nationwide COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Dow supports Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Estarreja to mitigate coronavirus pandemia
SC Johnson announces a partnership with Dow to make hand sanitizer for healthcare workers and first responders
Dow Spain partners with Joan XXIII University Hospital to support the enhancement of needed technology and donation of PPE
Dow develops simplified, lightweight design for face shields to help protect healthcare professionals, shares open-source design to encourage additional production
Dow launches Workplace Giving and Employee Match Program
Dow employees raise funds for migrant workers in Singapore to connect to family members through phone plans
Dow and Femmes de Foot to provide healthy food for frontline employees of Samu 67 and Strasbourg Hospitals
Dow employees in Thailand, the Netherlands and Belguim donate 2,000 PPE suits locally
Dow commits additional $500,000 to aid Great Lakes Bay Region COVID-19 relief efforts
Dow donates clinical gowns to medical center in Australia
Dow helps 200 low-income Malaysian families with grocery and hygiene care kits
Dow Thailand partners with Solvay to donate 600 tons of hydrogen peroxide, which will aid in 15 million liters of disinfectant
Dow expands hand sanitizer production to five plants in North America, Europe and Latin America
Dow Philippines contributes to Emergency Quarantine Facilities in Metro Manila
With a bagging machine donated by Dow and plastic packaging made from Dow resins, The Produce Rescue Center at the Montgomery County Food Bank rescues fresh produce that would otherwise go to landfills. This technology keeps produce fresh for up to 20 additional days, allowing the food bank to delivery higher quality food to more people, over greater distances, throughout the pandemic and beyond.
Dow donates raw material for sanitizer alcohol production to aid COVID-19 relief in the Philippines
Dow commits $3MM in donations towards:
Production of 300 tons of hand sanitizer per month, equivalent to 600,000 standard bottles (500ml each) for donation to pharmacies and hospitals in Stade, Germany and other regions in Germany.
Dow and local customers jointly donate protective suits to health workers in Hubei of China
Dow and local customers jointly donate disinfectants to public health centers, and sanitizers and sprays to health workers of nine hospitals and community volunteers in Hubei of China
$30,000 in additional donations from the Dow Company Foundation to work with the China Development Research Foundation to send medical supplies to poverty-stricken areas and capacity building in near-Hubei Province, China
$150,000 to Shenzhen One Foundation to purchase medical supplies for frontline hospitals in Hubei Province, China