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.
It’s a fundamental belief of mine that we’re a better company, a smarter company, and a more creative company when we’re fueled by a diversity of thought and a diversity of experiences.
Recently, Dow was named to People and Great Place to Work® on their 2020 Companies That Care list. It’s our first-time on this list and a big honor. It’s also a very fitting recognition for Team Dow, a team who truly cares.
These last few months have been some of the most challenging in our company’s 123-year history; it has certainly been some of the toughest times I can remember in my years with Dow.
None of us envisioned the magnitude of the health crisis that is COVID. None of us envisioned the economic upheaval. None of us envisioned the civil unrest over racial and social injustice. None of us envisioned how ALL of this would come crashing down and affect us in such personal ways.