MIDLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index announced its rating of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) as one of the top performers in the global chemical industry – marking the 14th time Dow has received this recognition since the launch of the index and tying for the longest-standing representation in the chemical category since the list’s inception.
With only 11 chemical companies named to the World Index in 2014, Dow is proud to be recognized for sustainability performance in the top 10 percent of the chemical industry. With a score of 100 in the Environmental Policy Management System category, Dow also leads the Materials Industry Group for the third year in a row.
“At Dow, sustainability is not just an initiative; it is central to how we do business,” said Neil Hawkins, corporate vice president, EH&S and Sustainability. “Sustainability and innovation are woven throughout everything we do – from our own operations, to the role our products play in building a more sustainable society. Today, we are proud to be named once again to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an honor reserved for only those who humbly yet relentlessly pursue improvements in the ‘triple bottom line’ – recording gains for the environment and society while consistently delivering business results.”
“Dow’s consistent appearance in this index is a clear reflection of the Company’s science and technology leadership, and reinforces our total commitment to addressing pressing global challenges while at the same time driving profitable growth for our shareholders,” said Doug May, vice president of Investor Relations.
Dow remains committed to sustainability, setting the standard through public goal-setting, metrics and transparent reporting. The Company’s aggressive 2015 Sustainability Goals center around the use of sustainable chemistry to address global challenges, focusing on six key themes: addressing climate change; energy efficiency and conservation; product safety leadership; contributing to community success; local protection of human health and the environment; and breakthroughs to world challenges. More complete information about Dow's Goals and its most recent public reporting can be found at www.dow.com/sustainability.
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 the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, 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 180 countries and in high growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2013, Dow had annual sales of more than $57 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 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 www.dow.com.
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