2020 highlights

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Accelerating Our Commitments
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Valuing Nature


of the way to achieving $1B in business value from projects that enhance nature

World-Leading Operations Performance

Exceeded our 2025 target to demonstrate a 50% improvement in our Transportation Stewardship Index

Increased our Environmental Stewardship Index by 20 percentage points over 2019

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Leading the Blueprint

Shared our Collaborative Action Toolkit through Keystone Policy Center

Circular & Sustainable Solutions
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81% to our 2035 commitment to enable 100% of Dow products sold into packaging applications to be reusable or recyclable

3X grow growth in product sales

based on renewable bio-based feedstocks in 2020 year-over-year

Launched post-consumer recycled plastic resins

for various applications globally

Climate Action
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Announced power purchase agreements, expanding Dow’s existing access to renewable power by 50% to >800 MW, advancing the company’s position as the industry-leading purchaser of renewable power

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Initiated a joint development with Shell to develop electrified cracking technology powered by clean energy

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Board of Directors:

55% women or U.S. ethnic minorities

ESG metrics

Added to the Executive Compensation program and the 2020 Performance Award for all employees

4 new Board directors appointed since 2020:

Gaurdie Banister Jr., Debra L. Dial, Luis Alberto Moreno, and Jill S. Wyant enhance the diverse perspectives and deep expertise of our Board

Dow’s senior leadership

has the highest percentage of U.S. ethnic minority representation and second highest percentage of women leaders compared to industry peers*

For a detailed list of our industry peers*, see the Definitions section of the Appendix of the Dow Annual Report.

Joined the

Board Diversity Action Alliance

*As of June 1, 2021

White icon of three people and a globeInclusion & Diversity

five-year commitment to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s National Racial Equity Initiative

Included in the company’s $10MM+ Dow ACTs commitment

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Achieved highest-ever overall employee satisfaction


pledge to Historically Black Colleges and Universities to enhance the Black STEM talent pipeline

Included in the company’s +$10MM Dow ACTs commitment


in ALL IN ERG Fund competitive grants to extend our Dow Employee Resource Group impact via nonprofit inclusion, diversity and equity efforts in our communities

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LAUNCHED DOW ACTs to address systemic racism in our company and communities, committing $10MM+ over 5 years

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Global Employee Resource Groups


new participants

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Introduced new military degree equivalency program in the U.S. and Canada



of our diverse suppliers from 2019

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Community Engagement
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#PullingOurWeight Cleanups


participants volunteered and collected


pounds of waste

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employees volunteered around the world

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grants delivered globally

COVID-19 & Disaster Relief

committed to aid COVID-19 relief efforts worldwide


in product donations to provide personal protective equipment, sanitizer, and safety and education support


committed for hometown flood recovery disaster relief

Student & Teacher Support

donation to DonorsChoose to support classroom needs in Dow communities; 519 projects supported learning experiences for 41,341 students in 127 schools

Included in the company’s >$4MM COVID relief commitment


FIRST® Robotics teams across the U.S. funded and supported by ~130 Dow volunteers


donated for STEM programming and partnerships globally

Any information relating to forward looking statements, targets, goals and progress against goals, 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.
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.