Dow Representatives Appointed to Commissions of the International Olympic Committee

Selection to the Commissions reflects Dow’s continued commitment to redefine the role of science and sport with a higher purpose

MIDLAND, Mich. - August 27, 2018 -

Building upon a longstanding partnership with the Olympic Movement, The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”), has become the only organization in The Olympic Partner (TOP) Programme to have two representatives selected for the Commissions of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Linda Lim, associate business communications director for Dow Olympic & Sports Solutions, has been appointed to the Communications Commission, and Neil Hawkins, corporate vice president and chief sustainability officer, was appointed to the Sustainability & Legacy Commission for the fourth time.

In addition to providing assistance to the IOC and to the Organizing Committees for the Olympic Games, the IOC Commissions supports the Olympic Movement to drive progress in topics such as: the development of “Sport for All”; cooperation with public and private organizations to place sport at the service of humankind; the fight against doping; the promotion of sports ethics and fair play; awareness of environmental problems; financial and educational support for developing countries; and many other areas

“Having two Dow representatives independently appointed by the IOC is a reflection of the respect the sporting world has for the professional expertise of these two individuals,” said Louis A. Vega, vice president of Dow Olympic & Sports Solutions and president of Dow Australia & New Zealand. “These appointments also reinforce our continued commitment and passion for leveraging sport as a platform to highlight the important role that science can play in advancing human progress.”

Using sport and science as a catalyst, Dow engages with customers and value chains to make a significant positive impact on society and the environment. As a Worldwide Partner and Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Movement, Dow provides innovative, sustainable solutions that improve the Olympic experience for host territories, athletes and fans everywhere—on the field of play and in the day-to-day lives of world citizens. Expanding beyond the boundaries of the games themselves, Dow is also the Official Carbon Partner of the IOC. To help balance the operational footprint of the IOC, Dow is collaborating with customers in global markets to develop and implement 10 projects through 2020 that will mitigate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in the areas of infrastructure, transportation, packaging and manufacturing.

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The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at

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Linda Lim
\nDow Olympic & Sports Solutions


Christy A. English
\nDow Corporate Affairs for Innovation and Sustainability


Beth Crisafi Smith
\nG&S Business Communications
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