What do Dow scientists, Brazilian ranchers and packaging manufacturers across Latin America have in common with the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games? They were all part of an unprecedented cross-sector collaboration that helped the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee fulfill its commitment to host a global event with minimal carbon impact while also introducing more sustainable business practices to the region.
“Dow’s partnership with the Olympic Movement enables us to use the platform of sport and the Olympic Rings to demonstrate how our science and technologies can advance the adoption of lower-carbon solutions,” explains Louis A. Vega, Dow global vice president of Olympic & Sports Solutions. “The Rio 2016 Olympic Games provided us with a unique opportunity to start a new dialogue and collaborate with industry leaders within the region to introduce solutions that will benefit generations...
What was done with the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio is an example of how organizations can use existing science and technology to take action to meet commitments to reduce carbon emissions. The program, developed by Dow, delivers long-lasting climate benefits to the region and supports the key areas of focus for reducing GHG emissions outlined by Brazil’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).
Dow and Rio 2106 implemented eight carbon mitigation projects across Latin America targeting critical growth industries.
Read more about Dow’s carbon mitigation program.