Priorities & progress

Our actions toward a more sustainable future

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.

Environmental performance

Circular economy, climate protection & safer materials

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

World’s first net-zero carbon emissions integrated ethylene cracker and derivatives site

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

Inclusion, diversity & equity

Enabling our people to develop, advance, be heard and contribute.

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.

Best companies to work for

Named to the GPTW® and Fortune 100 BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR® list for the first time

$220MM globally

In diverse supplier spend while retaining 81% of our diverse suppliers


of employees participate in Employee Resource Groups


We believe in sustainable business that creates positive social change.

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

Corporate governance

Strengthening accountability and protection of our long-term interests.

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

ESG progress and compensation

Strengthened the link between ESG progress and compensation through annual employee compensation programs

Featured ESG awards

Named to GPTW® and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work for List for the first time

16th consecutive year of receiving a perfect score on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

5th consecutive year for Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion

Advanced to No. 19 on the 2021 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list

Named for the 2nd consecutive year to the “People 100 Companies that Care” list

Won six Edison Awards for breakthrough technologies

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