Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical, and biological science to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity.
This week, Dow released its 2018 Sustainability Report which shared their progress regarding sustainable ways that they are making to conduct their business against its stated 2025 Sustainability Goals. Overall the company invested in a number of initiatives to exclude plastic waste from the environment. It further developed a considerable amount of business value from incorporating natural capital and involving ecosystem services into its decision making.
Jim Fitterling, chief executive officer of Dow stated “The progress we made in 2018 toward our sustainability goals is a powerful testament to how we are working across our value chains with all stakeholders to incorporate their sustainability needs into our business strategy,” as per reports.
Dow’s Sustainability 2025 stated objectives include the following:
Dow interest and drive to include the well-being of nature in decision making by educating employees and investing in nature projects by conducting workshops at its sites. Dow becomes the first company to achieve $1 billion in value with projects that have benefited the business along with preserving the ecosystem.
Advancing a Circular Economy
Dow’s contribution and involvement in preventing ocean wastes, plastic pollution, waste recycling, and other environmental hazards have been worth noticing. Dow became the founding investor for Circulate Capital’s $100 million mission to prevent ocean waste, it further joined the World Economic Forum’s Global Plastic Action Partnership, formed to bring in organizations and businesses to curb pollution caused by plastic usage. Dow also donated an additional $1 million to Ocean Conservancy to recycle waste in Southeast Asian countries.
World-Leading Operations Performance
Dow tops the industry in technology usages such as robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles to help save exposure to higher-risk situations for more than 750,000 hours used in industrial cleaning or elevated work.
Engaging for Impact: Communities, Employees, Customers
Dow’s support to 4,500 teachers with 2300 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) ambassadors empowering 200,000 students has been empowering. Dow leaders involved with the community-based problem has helped the community with innovative leadership programs.
Dow’s 2025 sustainability report was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Comprehensive Option, the most widely used reporting framework for sustainability by businesses, governments and other organizations.
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