Ever wonder how much water was used to make your favorite cotton T-shirt? About 2,700 liters, or roughly three years of drinking water. What first comes to mind is probably the water that was essential to growing the cotton crop.
MIDLAND, Mich., May 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Dow was named 2021 Manufacturer of the Year, Large Enterprise, by the Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC), a division of the National Association of Manufactures (NAM). The Manufacturer of the Year Award is given to the company that shows best-in-class achievement. This is the third time Dow has won this prestigious award in recent years, (2015 and 2017).
Ten years ago, Dow and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) set out to answer: How can we make the consideration of nature in business decisions simpler and more routine? Jennifer Molnar, managing director and lead scientist of the TNC’s Center for Sustainability Science, discusses how the collaboration has relied on science to answer that question and integrate the value of nature into business decisions that lead to better business and conservation outcomes.
MIDLAND, Mich., May 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Dow (NYSE: DOW) advanced to the 19th place on the 2021 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, which was announced recently at a virtual event hosted by DiversityInc. Dow’s placement on the list for the fourth consecutive year showcases the Company’s continued acceleration of actions and strengthening of inclusion and diversity (I&D) across the organization.
Dow has signed a memorandum of understanding with a young India-based recycling company to develop and produce polyethylene film solutions made from locally collected, difficult-to-recycle plastic scraps. By turning flexible plastic waste into post-consumer recycled (PCR) film solutions, Dow and Lucro PlasteCycle are helping boost the circular economy in India while also benefiting local communities.
The built environment is a major emitter of greenhouse gases. To help encourage net-zero building practices, Dow joined two leading industry associations to challenge architects and building owners to design and construct energy-efficient buildings.
Dow partnered with the American Institute of Architects International Region (AIA International) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to conduct engagement programs to help drive the adoption of lower-carbon building technologies during the decision-making and design phase.
Used in everything from household items such as toothpaste and detergents to high-tech applications like electric vehicles and wind turbines, chemicals play an integral role in our lives. In fact, chemicals are present in 95 percent of manufactured goods.
2017–2020 Summary report: A collaboration of The Nature Conservancy and Dow, Inc.
In 2011, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Dow began a journey to demonstrate that integrating the value of nature into business decisions can lead to better business and conservation outcomes. The collaboration team conducted extensive research and developed new tools to demonstrate how a company like Dow can include nature in its business operations.
The Dow Leadership Academy supports under-represented high school students through mentorship and training in communication, social skills, leadership, and financial literacy, as well as STEM career exploration. In this installment, we hear from DLA mentors who discuss the impact the program had on them and the students.