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Dow Delivers 1st Quarter Update on 2015 Sustainability Goals


MIDLAND, MICHIGAN - - Posted publicly every quarter, The Dow Chemical Company’s (NYSE: DOW) 2015 Sustainability Goals Update is now available on The first quarter 2012 report includes sustainability case studies and progress updates for each of the Company’s seven Sustainability Goals, which were established in 2006.

In the first quarter, forty masters and professional degree students from eight schools and colleges at the University of Michigan became the first cohort in the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program. The unique program launched last year brings together a select group of future leaders from natural and social sciences, engineering, business, law, public health, public policy, architecture, urban planning, and other disciplines to find solutions to world challenges.

The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee also announced Dow as the Official Carbon Partner of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. Dow will work with local companies and marketing partners to mitigate the estimated carbon footprint associated with the hosting and delivery of the Games by the Organizing Committee.

The Company is ahead of pace with most of the 2015 Sustainability Goal targets. In particular, the first quarter saw only two Process Safety Incidents, well below our annualized targets for the year and for the ten-goal period. The Company’s Hazardous Material Transportation Loss of Primary Containment events were also projecting well below the 2013 and ten-year goal targets.

Some story highlights from the first quarter report that illustrate how Dow people are bringing solutions to the forefront through unique collaborations and innovative science around the world:

Innovations for Tomorrow

We contribute to the sustainability of society and our planet by developing innovative technologies for current and future markets.

-Top 100 Global Innovator
-Enlist E3™ Soybeans Unveiled
-Products Enable Zero Energy Luxury Home

Partners for Change

We are leaders in advancing all aspects of sustainability, openly collaborating with customers, suppliers, communities, civil society and governments.

-Helping to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy
-Veterans Gain Sustainable Building Skills
-Improving Chemical Safety in China

Smart Solutions for Today

Our technologies enable our customers, and their customers, to develop more sustainable products and service.

-Popular Mechanics Lauds DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingle

-Photovoltaics Films Application Lab Opens in Shanghai
-Developing Sustainable Olympic Infrastructure in Russia

Responsible Operations

Our infrastructure has a positive impact on our company, our communities and ourselves; our operations are a model for others, wherever we operate.

-Renewable Energy to Power Three Midland Manufacturing Plants
-Perfect LGBT Equality Score from Human Rights Campaign
-Exame Magazine’s Sustainability Role Models in Brazil

For more information about Dow’s sustainability practices, visit

About The Dow Chemical Company

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology 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 2012, Dow had annual sales of $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 36 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


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