During this unprecedented time, we must all do our part.
Cities large and small are being severely tested with the COVID-19 pandemic as they simultaneously battle health, economic and social crises. Although hot-spot cities such as New York continue to grab headlines, many smaller communities – like those where we operate – also are dealing with the COVID-19’s negative impact. The virus and its control measures have upended lives and stressed healthcare systems, small businesses, vulnerable groups living in quarantine, schools and education, and social services.
We understand that the resiliency of the communities in which we operate is central to our success – today and tomorrow. That’s why Dow is taking action during this pandemic to support non-profit partners who are on the front lines and serving those in need. Providing meals to low-income families. Donating protective equipment to first responders. Bringing care packages and health supplies to the homeless and migrant workers.
As we work with these local nonprofit partners across the world, we are focused not only on providing financial support, but also engaging our employees through virtual volunteerism and by leveraging their pro bono expertise.
During this unprecedented time, we must all do our part. As we address this crisis, let’s work together to support a path to recovery that includes all our citizens and results in sustainable, strong communities.
Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
Martin Luther King Jr.
Systemic racism has long been woven into the fabric of our society, and acts of racial injustice are not new. Yet, the recent spotlight following the public murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have activated a movement for change. This is a movement that Dow has committed to driving forward through Dow ACTs, our bold framework to address racism and inequality in our Company and in our communities.
As part of this work, Dow is recognizing MLK Day as an annual paid time off holiday in the U.S. for the first time ever this year.