Company profile (GRI 102-5, 102-7)

We are Dow, and we create innovative and sustainable materials science solutions to advance the world. Every answer starts with asking the right questions. This is why our diverse, dedicated team collaborates with customers and other stakeholders to find solutions to the world’s toughest challenges.

Dow Inc. had 743.9MM shares of common stock outstanding as of January 31, 2021.

Channeling Dow’s materials science expertise as we collaborate and innovate with customers and partners to create solutions that positively impact the world


Providing solutions to keep foods fresher and deliver high-performing, durable, lighter-weight and recyclable packaging


Enhancing energy efficiency, circularity and durability in building and construction, appliances, adhesives, lubricants, and wire and cable


Meeting consumers’ needs for innovative, convenient and more sustainable home and personal care solutions


Delivering solutions for lighter weight, longer range, comfort, safety and lower carbon footprint for vehicles that are connected, autonomous, shared and electric

Addressing global megatrends

Climate change and resource scarcity

60% food needed to feed 9.7B people by 2050

50% GHG emissions, driven by energy demand in emerging economies

Middle-class growth

Global middle class is expected to reach 5.5 billion by 2030

Digital transformation

Worldwide spending on digital transformation will reach $6.8 trillion between 2020 and 2023


By 2045, the world’s urban population will increase by 1.5X to 6 billion people; cities face systemic urban challenges in a post-COVID society

Sources: OECD; European Commission; United Nations

Location and number of operations (GRI 102-3, 102-4, 102-7)

Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries, with global headquarters in Midland, Michigan. Major manufacturing operations are located in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

2020 business highlights

2020 Business Summary (GRI 102-7, 201-1, 201-103)

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Details of the company's management approach to economic performance can be found in the company's year-end financial statements within the 2020 Dow 10-K, which can be downloaded here.

1 Non-GAAP measure. For definitions and reconciliation to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure, see the supplemental information in the appendix of this Report and also on under Reporting.

2 Includes charitable cash and in-kind donations and represents only a portion of the total value of Dow community contributions, which also includes volunteer time as well as other forms of financial support.

3 Update of the value $1,758 from the table on page 11 of the 2019 Sustainability Report. The original value was the result of an arithmetic error in that table.

This symbol indicates that information at this link was not subject to Deloitte & Touche LLP’s review and; accordingly, Deloitte & Touche LLP does not express a conclusion or any form of assurance on such information. The audited financial statements included in the 2020 Form 10-K and 2020 Annual Report were audited by Deloitte & Touche LLP and its audit report, dated February 5, 2021, is included therein.