Dow’s commitment in response to COVID-19

 

Dows Global Dow Center in Midland Michigan USA

Mar 17, 2020 | Jim Fitterling

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.

I encourage us all to do the same: Stay informed. Go to CDC or WHO for the latest, reliable information.

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.
 

Jim Fitterling
CEO

 

This article originally appeared on Jim Fitterling’s LinkedIn profile.


Our industry in the time of Coronavirus

 

Dow colleagues in South Charleston, West Virginia label drums of hand sanitizer in preparation for donation

Mar 30, 2020 | Jim Fitterling

Amid COVID-19, as industry leaders we must remember our long-term commitments to ALL our stakeholders.


I continue to be inspired by those on the frontline – the first responders, everyone on Team Dow and all our partners – who continue to keep us safe, keep us informed, and keep us moving forward through this COVID-19 crisis. I applaud you.

I also want to share a heartfelt thank you to my colleagues in our industry.