Reporting on our progress

As one of the world’s leading materials science companies, we are committed to using science-based solutions and acting collaboratively to help lead the transition to a more sustainable society. Our sustainability reporting reflects our commitment to continuous improvement, leadership and transparency.

Our first consolidated ESG Report is here

Did you know 80% of our R&D projects focus on climate protection, the circular economy, and safer materials? Or, that 48% of our 2020 sales were from products addressing world challenges? Find out how we’re working to advance sustainability priorities of our customers through R&D and materials science.

Our sustainability success stories
Forest view with chemical formula for carbon dioxide
Making our operations less carbon intensive

Explore how Dow is working towards a lower-carbon future by continuing to optimize manufacturing operations & implement transitional technologies.

Wetlands environment
Aligning to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

See where Dow is taking action to help advance the UN's SDGs.

Dow volunteers in Louisiana
Valuing nature to fight climate change

Dow has teamed up with Restore the Earth Foundation to accelerate adoption of nature-based solutions in wetland ecosystems.

Aerial photo of Dow Terneuzen site
Collaborating to conserve freshwater at our water-stressed sites

Dow Terneuzen is closing in on becoming independent of using the region’s remote scarce freshwater reserves for operations.

Ocean coast line and sandy beach
Accelerating innovation to tackle plastic waste

Searching for better solutions to end plastic waste, maximize value and innovate more recyclable materials.

Women in Sao Paulo participating in Dow partnership with Boomera
Embedding sustainability into our culture

Transforming global challenges into opportunities to foster a more sustainable tomorrow.

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Our approach to reporting

We are committed to frequent and transparent reporting about our sustainability challenges, successes and progress. Dow regularly engages with stakeholders to identify material issues and how they impact our value chain.

We follow the Global Reporting Initiative framework in addition to the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. Our reporting is prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Comprehensive Option. Furthermore, we are committed to ensuring our sustainability reporting is third-party verified.


“The events of 2020 remind us that we are fundamentally interconnected with one another – our actions impact those around us exponentially.”