Dow recognized for commitment to enterprise resilience
MIDLAND, Mich. – August 5, 2021 – Dow (NYSE: DOW) has received the “Best in Enterprise Resilience” certification from Everbridge as a part of their Critical Event Management (CEM) Certification™ Program which launched in late July – the first program of its kind in the industry. This recognition demonstrates Dow’s commitment to implementing best practices for enterprise resilience that keep employees safe and the company running safely, reliably and efficiently.
"Dow’s certification as “Best in Enterprise Resilience” is a testament to our culture of putting employee safety first, to focusing on the reliability and efficiency of our global manufacturing operations, and to always having plans in place that mitigate any impact to our business and our customers,” said John Sampson, Dow’s senior vice president of operations, manufacturing and engineering. “No matter how small a site or an event, Dow has shown time and again that we will go the extra mile to ensure our employees and communities are safe and that our teams have the resources they need to keep business running – it’s simply a matter of how we operate.”
Everbridge’s Critical Event Management (CEM) Certification™ Program is an end-to-end methodology for evaluating and benchmarking enterprise resilience preparedness. Companies that receive the “Best in Enterprise Resilience” designation surpass benchmarks in key measurable areas. Categories for potential certification include keeping people safe, maintaining business continuity and operational uptime, optimizing supply chain and supply routes, advancing the interconnectivity, efficiency and safety of smart buildings and the internet of things (IoT), and safeguarding an organization’s brand and reputation through resilient and responsive IT systems in an increasingly virtual world.
Dow’s commitment to enterprise resilience was showcased earlier this year when winter storm Uri hit the U.S. Gulf Coast impacting both Dow employees and operations. Despite the extreme weather, site teams were able to safely and successfully shutdown or reduce site operations to mitigate the impact of the storm by implementing a comprehensive weather-preparedness plan. Further Dow remained in close contact with all employees and provided employee assistance through interest-free loans and monetary donations to local non-profit organizations to help support community recovery.
“Being prepared, protecting our people and ensuring we can deliver solutions to our customers and communities is a reflection of our values in action,” said Scott Whelchel, chief security officer and global emergency services and security director. “Events are unpredictable but anticipating the unexpected is part of how we operate here at Dow, and it’s this mindset and common purpose that enables us to be agile and resilient in the face of the unplanned.”
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovationand leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.
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