Dow applies business decision processes to complete projects that increase business value and are better for ecosystems.

Measuring our progress

Our most important partnership is our partnership with nature. That’s why Dow applies a business decision process that values nature and natural capital through projects that are good for the company and good for ecosystems. The way we’ve considered nature in the decision-making across our global business, on the scale of our 2025 Sustainability Goals, has never been done before. These goals will create new value for Dow and for society, by helping companies understand and value the benefits that nature can provide to their bottom lines.

Our metrics

  • By 2025, Dow will deliver $1 billion in NPV through business-driven projects that enhance nature.
  • By 2020, Dow will screen all capital and real estate project, business development and new products for potential benefit and impacts.

Recent highlights

  • Nearly 77% to goal of achieving $1B in net present value from business-driven projects that enhance nature by 2025
  • Realized a net present value of $129MM in 2022, bringing the total to $766MM since goal launch
  • 100% of capital projects screened for potential benefits and impacts to nature, water, air, soil, land use and opportunities to utilize engineered natural technology

Innovation in Nature

ECOFAST™ Pure Sustainable Textile Treatment

“Dow’s innovation portfolio includes its ECOFAST™ Pure Sustainable Textile Treatment technology which enables existing textile mills to retrofit their process and dye cotton using 50% less water, 90% less chemicals including dyes and 40% less energy, resulting in ~60% lower carbon emissions when compared to current cotton dying processes through cationic cotton chemistry treatment.”

Project Yba

“After 10-years of collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Dow is now collaborating with the Peabiru Institute and TNC to analyze the biodiversity within Dow’s preserved native Amazon forests and establish a local cooperative that would sustainably harvest seeds, fruits and other renewable resources – called bioactives through Project Yba.”

Nature Conservancy aquires thousands of acres in the Atchafalaya Basin

“TNC acquired 3,692 acres of bottomland forest from Dow to expand their Atcahfalaya River Basin Preserve in Louisiana. The Atchafalaya Basin, sometimes referred to as the “kidneys of the Mississippi River”, is the largest intact floodplain left in the Mississippi River Basin (nearly 1 million acres).”