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


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

The Bear Naked truth: Collaboration is key to creation of recyclable pouch


Bear Naked granola pouch being recycled in a store drop-off bin

Jun 26, 2020 | Dow

We are ardent believers that sustainability and recyclability must be considered during the packaging design stage.

Three years ago, the Bear Naked brand embarked on a journey to develop a new package for its best-selling granola that would appeal to one of its primary audiences – the environmentally conscious millennial. If successful, this pouch would deliver the sustainability that customers demand, while maintaining the feel, function and appearance that Bear Naked’s audience has come to expect.