Enabling a Just Transition

Dow is committed to advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through actions that address some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Dow’s sustainability strategy, goals and actions are aligned to many of the SDGs. Investors, society and other key stakeholders are utilizing ESG ratings as a method of demanding action and forecasting future financial performance based on societal and environmental impact/expectations. As a result, there is heightened visibility across various goals, frameworks, and governance structures aimed at codifying this impact. Dow recognizes that there are potential social impacts associated with its climate strategy and transition. Consistent with the Paris Agreement on climate change, Dow is committed to ensuring a just transition of the workforce and the creation of decent work and quality jobs as part of this transition. Dow believes that its technology transition and innovations will create quality jobs consistent with the recent announcement of Dow’s net-zero greenhouse gas emissions integrated ethylene cracker and derivatives site in Alberta, Canada, which will triple the site’s capacity. In alignment with the principles of just transition, Dow references these actions.

Environmental & Climate Justice

Dow recognizes the environmental justice (EJ) movement as an opportunity to ensure we are appropriately including our communities in our progress towards becoming the most inclusive materials science company in the world. EJ is already embedded into everything we do, from our sustainability goals to our core values.

  • Policy Commitments
  • Compliance with Laws and Regulations
  • Stakeholder and Community Engagement
  • Reduction of Greenhouse Gases

Economic and Social Inclusion

Economic and Social Inclusion are a cornerstone of Dow’s core values and a crucial aspect of the effort to improve equitable outcomes for members of underserved communities worldwide, especially for those who have traditionally lived, worked, and played near the areas where we have operations. Dow is committed to making continued progress by advancing gender equity, reducing inequalities, ensuring decent work and driving economic growth.

  • Supplier Diversity Spend
  • Employee and Governance Diversity
  • Salary and Remuneration Ration Women to Men

Education and Workforce Development

Dow is committed to building a skills-valued and continuous learning culture that results in a more engaged, agile, and future-ready workforce to drive business success. Additionally, Dow has long invested in equitable education through direct partnerships with reputable educational institutions worldwide. Dow embraces the importance and value of investing in science, technology, engineering and hath (STEM) education and diversity. These partnerships are a commitment to uplift our neighboring communities economically and socially.

  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Employee Benefits and Training
  • Upskilling and Transition Assistance