Dow’s ESG report focuses on four strategic areas of action: Environmental Performance; Inclusion, Diversity & Equity; Community; and Corporate Governance. These areas reflect how we are working as a team to deliver solutions to global challenges and create lasting value for our customers, communities, employees and businesses.
Our strategy for building a more sustainable world focuses on three priority areas: circular economy, climate protection and safer materials. These areas address some of the most pressing challenges facing our planet and offer the most opportunity for Dow to use our science and global scale to make a positive impact.
Expanded access to renewable power to > 900MW capacity
of Dow products now sold into packaging applications are reusable or recyclable
Announced plan to build world’s first net-zero carbon emissions integrated ethylene cracker and derivatives site at our Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, complex – tripling the site’s ethylene and polyethylene capacity
Realizing our purpose and ambition as a company requires an inclusive culture that enables our people to develop, advance, be heard and contribute their greatest value. It requires a diverse workforce that brings wide-ranging, fresh perspectives on how to tackle global challenges and innovate for our customers.
Named to the GPTW® and Fortune 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR® list for the first time
In diverse supplier spend while retaining 81% of our diverse suppliers
of employees participate in Employee Resource Groups
The global citizenship strategy is a roadmap for how we connect our core strengths – our science and technology expertise, and global reach and resources – to enhance the lives of people in our communities and help make our planet more sustainable.
Corporate + Foundation + In-Kind Invested
Grants delivered to 63 partner organizations
of employees volunteered
Best-in-class governance strengthens accountability and protects the long-term interests of all of Dow’s stakeholders. ESG leadership starts with the diverse and highly skilled Board and well-defined committee structure. The Board actively engages with management in oversight and stewardship of the company’s strategy, risk management and overall performance.
new members of Dow’s Board in the last 3 years are women or U.S. ethnic minorities
Continued to outpace S&P 500 for board diversity with 33% women and 33% U.S. ethnic minorities
Strengthened the link between ESG progress and compensation through annual employee compensation programs
16th consecutive year of receiving a perfect score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index