Through global waste cleanup campaigns and educational events, we raise awareness with employees, communities, customers and key stakeholders around responsible waste management and engagement of humankind to address plastic pollution. Each year, we increase our goals to maximize impact. More importantly, we want to inspire year-long action to lead more sustainable lives.

Last year, Dow hosted 195 community cleanups in 32 countries.

Our 7,485 participants helped remove 387,513 pounds of waste from the environment, of which 11.27% was recycled.


  • Employees in Canada completed 60 cleanups in celebration of 60 years of safe and reliable operations in Alberta.
  • For the first time, employees across EMEAI hosted a regional cleanup week aligned to World Cleanup Day, providing an opportunity to come together for the first time since the pandemic began.
  • In Latin America, employees, families, and communities crowdsourced impact through technology, while also learning responsible collection, sorting and disposal best practices.
  • Dow joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste’s Clean4Change Challenge with 20,287 pieces of waste collected by Team Dow.
  • We collaborated across the value chain, engaging customers, suppliers, and distributors. 

You can take waste cleanup a step further by joining the #PullingOurWeight Pledge. By taking the pledge, you are committing to work collaboratively with your company and partners to volunteer and clean up our environment.

After you commit to the pledge on behalf of your team or company, what happens next?

  • Define a focal point within your organization.
  • Engage your employees in an existing cleanup or sustainability-focused community event to kick off your engagement against waste in the environment.
  • When you are ready, organize your own #PullingOurWeight event. We will provide guidance and a virtual training session to review the critical elements of a successful and impactful event.
  • Let us know how it went and share your results. 

Sign the pledge

You will receive more information via email after signing the pledge below. In the meantime, review the #PullingOurWeight playbook.

pledges to keeping waste out of the environment and transitioning towards a circular economy.

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