Dow Named Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 16th Year

Ranked as an Industry Leader in the Global Chemical Industry for Sustainability Performance

MIDLAND, Mich. - September 08, 2016 - Today, The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) was once again recognized as a sustainability leader in the chemical industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) – marking the 16th time Dow has been named to the prestigious global benchmark.

Dow is one of 11 chemical companies named to the World Index in 2016, ranking the Company in the top 10 percent of the global chemical industry in terms of sustainability performance.

“By harnessing Dow’s innovation strengths, global reach, and the dedication and passion of our employees, we are committed to help lead the transition to a more sustainable economy and society,” said Neil Hawkins, corporate vice president for Environment, Health and Safety and chief sustainability officer. “It is an honor to see Dow’s industry-leading efforts in sustainability be recognized. For more than two decades, we have built a legacy of leadership in sustainability, and our 2025 Sustainability Goals will continue to guide us as we work to positively impact lives with solutions that are good for business and good for the world.”

In addition, Dow also was named to the DJSI North America Index and received a 100 percent score on Materiality, Environmental Reporting, Climate Strategy and Customer Relationship Management. These perfect scores demonstrate Dow’s long-standing commitment to sustainability and they are a reflection of how sustainability continues to be a catalyst for our success.

“This recognition underscores our commitment to continuing to maximize shareholder value while minimizing our footprint, and delivering solutions that help our customers and the rest of society do the same,” said Howard Ungerleider, Dow’s vice chairman and chief financial officer.

Created in 1999, the DJSI is a globally recognized independent benchmark that measures company performance in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. More than 3,400 of the largest companies worldwide were invited to be assessed this year.

Dow remains committed to setting the standard in sustainability through public goal-setting, metrics and transparent reporting. In 2015, the Company announced its 2025 Sustainability Goals, which seek to redefine the role of business in society. The Goals focus on unlocking the potential of people and science, valuing nature and collaborating courageously. For more information on Dow’s 2015 Sustainability Report and sustainability initiatives, please visit

About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. On June 1, 2016, Dow became the 100 percent owner of Dow Corning Corporation’s silicones business, a global company with sales of greater than $4.5 billion in 2015, 25 manufacturing sites in 9 countries and approximately 10,000 employees worldwide. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at