2025 Sustainability Goal: Leading the Blueprint

We will lead in developing societal blueprints that integrate public policy solutions, science and technology, and value chain innovation to facilitate the transition to a sustainable planet and society.

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.

From Footprint to Handprint to Blueprint

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).

Blueprints for a Sustainable Planet

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.

Seeking Partnerships

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.

Measuring Our Progress

  • Develop a pipeline of blueprints in which Dow can make an impact
  • Creation of at least five blueprints
  • Development of a metric to evaluate our impact in fostering collaborative action towards a more sustainable planet
  • Monitoring and updating our blueprints to reflect ongoing conversations


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.

  • Creation of screening criteria of blueprint topics in 2017
  • Soft launch of the Water blueprint at the World Water Forum in Brazil in March 2018
  • Full launch of the Water blueprint at the High Level Political Forum in New York in July 2018
  • Set up working groups to develop the Plastics, Workforce Development and Low Carbon Economy blueprints in 2018/2019


Water solutions

When fresh water is scarce, how do you prioritize the need for water today while also preserving water for the future?

Unlocking Carbon Reductions

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is good for both business and environment.

An introduction to our 2025 Sustainability Goals
Unlocking the potential of our people
Our courageous collaborations
How we value nature

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