This Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report reflects Dow’s performance as of, and for the year ended December 31, 2020. The information in this report is presented on behalf of Dow Inc. and all of its consolidated subsidiaries, including The Dow Chemical Company (collectively, “Dow”).1
The report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards Comprehensive option. The Comprehensive option requires that Dow report all the General Disclosures described in the GRI Standards as well as all the material Specific Disclosures. In addition to the GRI, this report references additional frameworks, including the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and World Economic Forum (WEF) Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics. For more information about Dow’s approach to reporting, and indexes to each framework, click here.
This document also serves as Dow’s UN Global Compact Communication of Progress for 2020. This report has been reviewed by the Board of Directors of Dow Inc. In addition, Dow engaged Deloitte & Touche LLP to perform a review engagement on management’s assertion related to the ESG disclosures referenced or included in the GRI Content Index as of, and for the year-ended December 31, 2020. Deloitte’s report can be found here.
Dow’s 2020 ESG Report builds on its annual Sustainability Report, which Dow had been publishing since 2003, and its annual Inclusion and Diversity Reports, Shine, which has been published since 2018. Additional reporting that may be of interest to the reader can be found at corporate.dow.com, including:
Thank you for your interest in our report. We welcome your questions, comments and feedback. You may contact any of the following senior leaders – Rebecca Bentley, vice president, Public Affairs; Karen S. Carter, chief human resources and inclusion officer; Mary Draves, chief sustainability officer and vice president, Environment, Health & Safety; or Amy Wilson, general counsel and corporate secretary – with your comments or questions at FESGRPT@dow.com.
1Consolidated subsidiaries as defined in Dow Inc. Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 5, 2021.
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