Protecting our climate

Addressing climate change is one of the major challenges to achieving a sustainable future. As both a major user of energy and a producer of technologies that are essential to a lower-carbon economy, we have a responsibility to act. We're committed to working with our suppliers, customers and value chain partners to ensure Dow's ecosystem is carbon neutral by 2050.

Our approach

Within our own operations, we are optimizing the efficiency of our operations, investing in renewable energy sources and innovating new low-emission production processes. We also are collaborating with our customers to produce products that contribute to a lower-carbon footprint.

Ensuring our products are more sustainable than alternatives

We're committed to advancing the sustainability of our products for our customers and brand owners. Many Dow products lower customers’ emissions more than the carbon emissions used to produce them.

Our actions

Advancing the efficiency of our manufacturing operations

Although we have made significant progress in managing our emissions, we recognize there is more to do. Our emissions reduction programs include a wide range of approaches to help us achieve carbon neutrality, including:

  • Optimizing our current manufacturing processes.
  • Examining and implementing transitional technologies such as carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) to meet increasing regulations and customer needs.
  • Innovating next-generation technologies for emission-free manufacturing.

Our actions

Collaborating with external stakeholders to incentivize low-carbon innovations

We are engaging with customers, brand owners, policy makers and the investment community to advance policies and technology that address climate change.

Our actions

Our goals

Our 2025 Sustainability Goals include two targets with climate-related objectives:

  • Dow will obtain 750 MW of its power demand from renewable sources by 2025.
  • Though we will grow globally over the next 10 years, Dow's absolute greenhouse gas emissions will not exceed our 2006 baseline.

Through our 2025 Sustainability Goals, we are already making progress.

  • We have reduced our overall greenhouse gas emissions by 15% in past 15 years.
  • We are the No. 1 user of clean energy in our industry.

    Find out how we are accelerating our efforts through our Protecting our Planet targets to put Dow on a path to carbon neutrality by 2050.

Why carbon management matters

See what we’re doing to reduce emissions for our company and the world.