Delivering Breakthrough innovations

Dow delivers breakthrough sustainable chemistry innovations that advance the well-being of humanity.

Measuring our progress

We look across the life cycle of our products to insure our innovations continue to improve, creating a world that is better because of our products. We are focused on increasing the net positive impact of our products, based upon knowledge of where our feedstocks and energy come from, our processes, how our products are used by customers, and how they are treated at end-of-life.

Our metrics:

  • Dow will innovate to increase the positive impact of products across all markets such that the benefit to global sustainable development exceeds burdens by four times.
  • Dow will be a leader in energy and CO2 footprint mitigation across multiple product lines ensuring a mitigation multiple of no less than 3:1. (In other words, Dow will achieve a ratio of benefits-to-burden of no less than 3:1.)
  • Dow will continue to improve its Sustainable Chemistry Index (SCI) performance and report progress externally.
  • Dow businesses will set and achieve their own business-specific sustainability goals.
  • Dow will grow its life cycle analysis (LCA) expertise to meet business and customer needs.

Recent highlights

  • Recognized in 2019 with four R&D 100 Awards and four Sustainability Awards from Business Intelligence Group, including the Sustainability Initiative of the Year for our RENUVA™ Mattress Project.
  • The benefits ratio of our product portfolio-to-burdens continued to exceed our 3:1 target in 2019.
  • Continued to improve our Sustainable Chemistry Index (SCI) performance and report progress externally. In 2019, 76 percent of our R&D projects addressed world challenges, based on SCI reporting by our businesses.