Many challenges that we face as a society are inextricably interconnected: social inequity, climate change, waste in our oceans, declining biodiversity, and the need for clean water and air among them. By working at the intersections of science and sustainability, culture and accountability, Dow is partnering with others to encourage new thinking and advance ESG priorities that matter to our customers, our employees, our communities and our business success.
Our purpose is simple: to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and in collaboration with our partners. Achieving this purpose is a responsibility we take seriously. In this report, you’ll see how our diverse, dedicated Team Dow is advancing our ambition to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world.
These commitments reflect our culture of operational excellence, high ethical standards, strict financial discipline and transparent risk management. We are:
At Dow, our pursuit of solutions to the world’s toughest challenges inspires us to collaborate and use our materials science expertise to create innovative solutions that deliver a sustainable future.
Across four market segments — packaging, infrastructure, consumer and mobility — sustainability is a key driver of opportunity and growth for Dow. We see our total addressable market expanding from $650 billion to more than $800 billion as we seek to lead the change to a fully sustainable economy in our industry and the markets we serve.
We operate worldwide with leading innovations, products and technologies in six business units across three operating segments at Dow: Packaging & Specialty Plastics (P&SP), Industrial Intermediates & Infrastructure (II&I), and Performance Materials & Coatings (PM&C).
The Dow Packaging & Specialty Plastics operating segment consists of two highly integrated global businesses: Hydrocarbons & Energy and Packaging and Specialty Plastics. Offering the industry’s broadest polyolefin product portfolio, this segment delivers solutions designed for recyclability, enhanced plastics circularity and sustainability for key markets. These markets include packaging; health and hygiene; caps, closures and pipe applications; consumer durables; mobility and transportation; and infrastructure.
Within the Industrials Intermediates & Infrastructure operating segment, two businesses – Industrial Solutions and Polyurethanes & Construction Chemicals – develop intermediates that are essential to many manufacturing processes, as well as provide value-add sustainable industrial solutions to a wide range of applications for such segments as home comfort and appliances; building and construction; energy transition; pharmaceuticals; mobility and transportation; and adhesives and lubricants.
The Performance Materials & Coatings operating segment includes industry-leading franchises that deliver a wide array of solutions into consumer, infrastructure and mobility end-markets. The operating segment has two businesses – Coatings & Performance Monomers and Consumer Solutions – that utilize the Company’s acrylics-, cellulosics- and silicone-based technology platforms to serve the needs of architectural and industrial coatings, home and personal care; consumer and electronics; mobility and transportation; industrial and chemical processing; and building and industrial infrastructure end-markets.
Across our businesses, we are delivering market-driven, breakthrough, sustainable innovations. By helping our customers manufacture products that reduce carbon emissions and resource consumption, and enable circularity, we bring value to our customers and society, while increasing our own competitiveness.
Lower-carbon footprint and sustainable materials