Can you imagine a future where businesses, governments, and society work together to advance solutions that preserve our planet and ensure a sustainable future for all?
We know that business as usual cannot achieve this future. Our interconnected world requires a collaborative approach to sustainability, combining meaningful actions at local and global levels. Collaborations in new and meaningful ways are the path forward to a sustainable planet.
Dow’s sustainability journey has evolved from focusing on operational efficiency (Footprint), to product solutions and world challenges (Handprint), to recognizing that only through collaboration can we join others to accelerate the progress toward a sustainable planet (Blueprint).
Dow’s blueprints for a sustainable planet are aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and are a collection of best practices and effective collaborations addressing the most pressing global challenges today. Currently, we are working on blueprints in water, low carbon economy, workforce development and plastic packaging that reflect our experiences and collaborations to address these challenges. There is much to learn and much to share.
We know there are others who share this blueprint vision. We want to join existing conversations and convene new ones on how we as companies and organizations can accelerate sustainable practices by collaborating on blueprints for a sustainable planet.
The development and creation of blueprints is fully iterative, and blueprints evolve as conversations are convened and collaborations started. We will update our milestones as we progress on developing Dow’s Blueprint Goal.
As Dow joins or convenes new conversations and collaborations, we will include them here along with other actions that may lead to future blueprints.