We’re working to deliver a sustainable future by collaborating and innovating to expand our ability to make a positive impact on society and the planet. As a leading materials science company, we have the responsibility and opportunity to act and lead the industry in areas where our science and innovation can make a difference. This means we are reducing our environmental footprint, developing and implementing circular economy solutions, and creating new materials that are more sustainable.
Announced 1st net-zero emissions ethylene and derivatives complex in the world (Fort Saskatchewan site)
expanded access to renewable power
Enabling 85% of Dow products sold into packaging applications to be reusable or recyclable
of innovation portfolio aligned to sustainability outcomes
of the way to achieving $1B in business value from projects that enhance nature
invested into impact funds, recycling infrastructure and circular plastics economy
We are committed to protecting our planet by combatting climate change, including contributing to a lower-carbon future, both in our operations and value chains.
We are taking a leading role in driving a more circular economy by designing for circularity, building new business models for circular materials and partnering to end plastic waste.
We are innovating new materials that offer a more favorable health and environmental profile over their life cycles compared to incumbent solutions.
In 2020, we set new, multi-decade targets to put us on a path to achieve carbon neutrality and eliminate plastic waste. These targets build upon our 2025 Sustainability Goals: 10-year commitments aimed at magnifying our company’s positive impact through collaboration with like-minded partners.
By 2030, Dow will reduce its net annual carbon emissions by 5 million metric tons. This represents a 15% reduction from Dow’s 2020 baseline, and a 30% reduction from the 2005 baseline. By 2050, Dow intends to be carbon neutral (Scopes 1+2+3 plus product benefits).
By 2030, Dow will transform plastic waste and other forms of alternative feedstock to commercialize 3 million metric tons of circular and renewable solutions annually. To do this, Dow will expand its efforts to stop the waste* by building industrial ecosystems to collect, reuse or recycle waste and expand its portfolio to meet rapidly growing demand.
*Dow expects the waste required to produce this target to surpass and replace its original 1 million metric ton Stop the Waste goal.
By 2035, Dow will enable 100% of products sold into packaging applications to be reusable or recyclable.
As we continue to execute our 2025 Sustainability Goals that set the standard for the chemical industry, we also look at the goals that help us hit key targets along our sustainability journey.