Our focus areas

Accelerating our actions to protect the planet

The world is at a critical juncture and needs environmental leadership from all sectors. As a leading materials science company, we have the responsibility and opportunity to take action and lead the industry in areas that our science and expertise can make a difference. We believe what is good for society and the environment also will be good for our company. That is why we have integrated sustainability across our businesses and are collaborating across the globe to make inroads in the transition to a sustainable economy and society.

Our focus areas
Climate protection

As both a major user of energy and producer of technologies that are essential to a lower-carbon future, we have a responsibility to act.

Circular economy

As one of the world’s largest producers of plastic, we have an opportunity to take a leading role in supporting a more circular economy and ending plastic waste.

Safer materials

As a world-leading materials science company, we can play a role in innovating materials that bring social and environmental value alongside business value.

Our sustainability strategy

We have identified three focus areas where we believe we can make the biggest difference and drive industry-wide change. These areas get to the heart of our license to operate and represent areas where we are using our science, size and global relationships across our value chains to seek and create shared opportunity for Dow and society. These focus areas are climate protection, circular economy and safer materials.

To accelerate our sustainability agenda, we announced new, multi-decade targets in 2020 to put us on a path to achieve carbon neutrality and eliminate plastic waste. These new targets align to and build upon our 2025 Sustainability Goals – 10-year commitments aimed at magnifying our company’s positive impact through collaboration with like-minded partners.