United States Government Honors Dow Brazil for Exemplary Corporate Excellence at Independence Day Celebration in São Paulo
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Dow Brazil’s corporate operations and social responsibility actions have been, once more, recognized as reference in the Brazilian market. The United States Ambassador to Brazil, Thomas Shannon, on behalf of the American Embassy and the United States Consulate in Sao Paulo, honored Dow Brazil with an Award for Appreciation for its outstanding commitment with local communities and sustainable initiatives on July 1 at Amcham São Paulo, during the 235th Independence Day celebrations.
This recent honor reinforces Dow’s leading presence among other US-based multi-national companies indicated for consideration of the 2010 Corporate Excellence Award promoted by U.S Department of State and Secretary Hillary Clinton, - a global award that recognizes the important role U.S. businesses play abroad as good corporate citizens. While Dow Brazil did not win this global recognition, it was the only company nominated for consideration of the White House by the US Mission in Brazil.
“It is such an honor when our pursuit of sustainable transformation for industry is recognized by world leaders and local communities alike” says Paul Oakley, PA Director for Dow Latin America and recipient of Dow’s award. “This award is really recognition of our talented, passionate and committed employees in Latin America helping to elevate corporate citizenship to top levels.”
The recognition ceremony was hosted by Ambassador Shannon; Todd Chapman, the embassy’s minister-counselor and the U.S General Consul in Sao Paulo, Thomas Kelly.
With operations in Brazil since 1956, Dow employs approximately 2,300 people across 17 manufacturing facilities, five research centers and the Diamond Tower, the Company’s new headquarters in Latin America, in the City of São Paulo (State of São Paulo). Dow’s main production and research units in Brazil are located in the States of Bahia (Aratu, Camaçari) and São Paulo (Guarujá, Jacareí, Pindamonhangaba, Franco da Rocha, Jundiaí, Mogi Mirim and São Paulo). In 2010, Dow Brazil had sales of US$ 2.4 billion.
Dow combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2010, Dow had annual sales of $53.7 billion and employed approximately 50,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
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