Nothing is more important to Dow than safety, and we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and well-being of all our colleagues, customers, suppliers and the broader global community.
Just as we did in China, where possible, we’ve asked our teams in impacted areas to work from home.
We also understand that we run world-class manufacturing organizations – organizations where health and safety is especially paramount, and where working from home may not be possible. As a result, we’re actively managing the situation – site by site and region by region – to ensure we are operating in the safest and most reliable manner possible.
To my colleagues, thank you for your professionalism and flexibility as we manage through this while continuing to serve all those who depend on us.
As the COVID-19 virus pandemic evolves, we are working closely with government officials and medical professionals, using guidance based on well-established and factual medical information. We will continue to work with these experts to adjust our plans as warranted.
In sum, our teams around the world are dedicated to running our enterprise safely and effectively and staying connected with all of our customers, partners and stakeholders.
We value the partnerships we’ve built – across our businesses, sites and communities – and we are committed to working together to overcome this global challenge.
We firmly believe our commitment to advancing digital at Dow will help improve how we serve our customers, transform how we work and open up new growth opportunities.
In 2020, COVID-19 reshaped our lives. One of the biggest changes was the rapid adoption of digital technologies that helped keep us safe, healthy and productive during a time when homes became our primary hub for daily life. Many people stopped going to the office and began working from home. Schools mobilized virtual classrooms to keep teachers and students connected. And social interactions were limited to video chats. As we move toward a post-pandemic world and the “Next Normal,” the tremendous appetite for technology is causing companies like ours to rethink how we work and find new opportunities to connect at the speed of need.